Charge Sweep Skyforce
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Cleveland Charge (4-4) of the NBA G League, presented by Cleveland Clinic, evened their record with a double overtime victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce (1-5), 113-110, for their second win in as many days at the Sanford Pentagon.
The Charge were down by 18 at 94-76 with 9:27 left in the game before rolling off a 15-0 run to get within striking distance. Cleveland held the hosts to 10 points in that final 9:27 to force the first overtime. Each team only scored two points in 1OT before combining to score on the first five possessions of 2OT. The Charge hit 3-of-4 free-throws in the final minute while holding Sioux Falls scoreless to seal the win.
Cleveland was led by Tacko Fall's double-double of 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 17 rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes. Kyle Guy scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds with four assists in 35 minutes. R.J. Nembhard added 18 points, seven assists and five boards in 40 minutes. Justin James came off the bench to provide 18 points and nab two steals in 33 minutes. Tre Scott added 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes.
The Skyforce were paced by Brandon Knight's 24 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in 45 minutes. D.J. Stewart had 16 points and nine rebounds while Martin Krampelj added 18 points off the bench. In the second year of the NBA G League's experimental free-throw rule, Sioux Falls was 5-of-9 from the foul line for 6 points, while the Charge hit 16-of-19 for 25 points.
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