Faced with the injuries of Richaun Holmes and Tristan Thompson, Nehemiah played 24 minutes, more than double the 10 he had played in his first three games,he did not start for the Cavs, but was on the floor for all four quarters.
The Portuguese player had four points and two rebounds in the first quarter, playing 5.36 minutes. In the second quarter he played 7.06 minutes, netting two points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal, and three points in the third in 6.40 minutes of floor time. In the fourth quarter, Neemias Queta played the last 4.43 minutes of the game, adding two more points and a rebound.
Neemias Queta, 22 years old and 2.13 meters tall, is the first Portuguese player to be part of an NBA team, after being selected 39th in the draft by the Sacramento Kings.
After three years at Utah State University, playing for the Aggies, the former Barreirense and Benfica player gave up playing a last season in college and entered the NBA draft, and was chosen ninth in the second round.
The Portuguese international ended his college career with averages of 13.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 tackles and 2.0 assists, with 59.4% in field shots, figures that convinced the Western Conference team to select him.