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March 23, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Sioux Falls Skyforce News Release


Last Meeting: 113-109 on 12/1/23 in Cleveland, OH

Live Stream: BALLY SPORTS SUN, NBA TV CANADA, NBAGLeague.com

All-Time Record: 16-10

Streak: W2

The Sioux Falls Skyforce approaches the final stretch of the regular season with four games remaining, all of which at the Sanford Pentagon.

The team comes into the two-game series with the Cleveland Charge on a two-game winning streak and wins in three of their last four games. Sioux Falls could clinch a playoff spot for the second consecutive season this weekend, as well.

The Skyforce defeated the Memphis Hustle 121-107 on Tuesday to complete the season series sweep and continue their pace for a top-two seed (just a game back of Stockton Kings for first) in the Western Conference and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The victory marked back-to-back 20+ wins in a season, the first in the Showcase Cup era.

Sioux Falls defeated Cleveland in two games during the Showcase Cup, with a 113-109 decision on 12/1/23 at the Wolstein Center. Drew Peterson paced the Skyforce with 25 points before earning his NBA Call-Up with the Boston Celtics.

The Charge started the regular season 8-7, but have dropped nine of 14 since, lost their most previous game 106-103 to the Memphis Hustle on Thursday after sweeping Raptors 905 last weekend. Isaiah Mobley led the way against Memphis with 24 points.

Mobley has been a anchor for Cleveland, averaging 17.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per 31.6 minutes in 19 appearances. Sharife Cooper continues his success, with 18.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.7 assists per 33.0 minutes in 25 games.

Both teams meet again Sunday, with tip-off slated for 3:00 PM CST. The Skyforce wraps up the regular season next weekend, in a two-game series with the Kings, which looms to have major playoff seeding implications.

KP'S CLIMBING THE RANKS

- Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Kasib Powell has secured 77 wins in his three seasons at the helm of the organization.

- Powell is just two wins away from claiming second all-time in franchise history. Nevada Smith had a 78-72 record from 2016-18.

JAYGUP'S BIG NIGHT

- Josh Christopher reeled off a professional career high on Tuesday night, with 40 points on 14-22 FGA (4-9 3PA).

- Christopher added 10 rebounds, a season high, and marked his first double-double in a Skyforce jersey.

- In four games as a starter with Sioux Falls, he's averaging 23.8 points on 50 FG% (50 3P%), 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

BRING THE CLAMPS

- The Sioux Falls Skyforce defense has held opponents to 101.8 points per game in the last four games (3-1 record).

- During that stretch, the Force has given up 90, 107, 91 and 107 points. Opponents are shooting 31.7 3P% (6th in the G League).

- Sioux Falls is 9-1 this season when giving up 107-or-less points.


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