Blue Coats Drop High Scoring Contest to Nets
WILMINGTON - The Delaware Blue Coats (20-29), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, fell to the Long Island Nets (33-16), 142-133, on Friday night at 76ers Fieldhouse. Seven Blue Coats scored in double figures as the team connected on 20 or more three-point field goals for the fifth time this season.
Rashad Vaughn posted a game-high 27 points (10-16 fg, 6-7 3fg, 1-1 ft) with four rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes off the bench for the Blue Coats. 76ers two-way contract player Shake Milton recorded 26 points (10-19 fg, 3-9 3fg, 3-4 ft), one rebound and four assists in 32 minutes, while Jared Brownridge added 20 points (7-13 fg, 4-9 3fg, 2-2 ft) in 26 minutes as a reserve.
76ers assignment player Zhaire Smith scored a season-high 19 points (7-16 fg, 3-8 3fg, 2-2 ft) to go along with three rebounds and two blocked shots in 28 minutes for the Blue Coats. Jonah Bolden, also on assignment from the 76ers, neared a double-double with nine points (3-11 fg, 1-3 3fg, 2-3 ft) and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes in his seventh NBA G League game of the season.
The Blue Coats, which trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, took a 70-68 lead into the halftime break. Vaughn scored 20 of his 27 points, including a last-second layup to give the home team its first lead, in the second quarter.
Brooklyn Nets assignment player Dzanan Musa paced Long Island with 26 points (11-21 fg, 3-7 3fg, 1-3 ft), six rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes. Brooklyn two-way contract player Alan Williams notched his 30th double-double of the season with 25 points (10-16 fg, 1-3 3fg, 4-5 ft) and 15 rebounds in 32 minutes, while fellow two-way contract player Theo Pinson neared a triple-double with 20 points (6-14 fg, 2-6 3fg, 6-9 ft), nine rebounds and eight assists in 35 minutes. Mitch Creek totaled 22 points (8-15 fg, 2-4 3fg, 4-8 ft), five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.
The Blue Coats close out the season on Saturday night at 76ers Fieldhouse when the team hosts the Maine Red Claws at 7:00 p.m.
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