6-Man Clippers Fall to Skyforce
SIOUX FALLS, SD - With only six players in uniform, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (16-18) fall to the Sioux Falls Skyforce (23-14), 135-120, on Friday evening.
The Skyforce were on point all game, shooting 56.8 percent from the field, with four of their five starters scoring over 20 points. Forward Raphiael Putney led Sioux Falls with 24 points while adding nine rebounds and four blocks before fouling out late in the fourth. Center Emanuel Terry logged a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double while Rodney Purvis flirted with a triple-double, recording 22 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
The Clippers, who suited up seven players last night, had even less help tonight, playing only six players due to injuries and call-ups. Two players were forced to go the entire 48 minutes, including Manu Lecomte, who led the game with 29 points to go along with seven assists. Center Tyler Roberson recorded his first double-double of the season with a 25-point, 12-rebound performance.
The Clippers return home on Sunday for a single-game homestand before the All-Star break, as they face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in their third and final matchup of the season. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. PDT inside the Citizens Business Bank Arena.
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