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Baker scores first NBA points in Knicks loss

In this screenshot photo, former Wichita State star Ron Baker scores a driving lay-up late in Tuesday’s NBA game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The basket represented Baker’s first official professional points.
In this screenshot photo, former Wichita State star Ron Baker scores a driving lay-up late in Tuesday’s NBA game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The basket represented Baker’s first official professional points.

Former Wichita State University basketball star Ron Baker scored the first points of his NBA career Tuesday night against the reigning league champions.

Playing for the New York Knicks in the team’s regular season opener, Baker, from Scott City in western Kansas, scored five points in New York’s 117-88 loss to the Cavaliers – the 2015-16 NBA champions – at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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Baker made a driving bank-shot for his first official pro basket with 4:48 to play in the game. Baker later added a 3-pointer and grabbed a rebound while logging nearly seven minutes off the bench for the Knicks.

The former Shocker averaged seven points per game in five preseason contests for New York. The Knicks hosts Memphis at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in their home opener.

Around 2,500 people came out to get their new children's book signed by Wichita State basketball star Ron Baker, who authored his first children's book " You're Too Big to Dream Small," at Exploration Place Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (Video by Fernando

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