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Gold Dominates Windy City for Road Win

November 21, 2021 - NBA G League (G League) - Grand Rapids Gold News Release

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - The Grand Rapids Gold coasted to an impressive road win against the Windy City Bulls, with a final score of 111-93. Offensively, Grand Rapids team took full control in the first half, shooting 50% (23-46) from the field, compared to 32.6% (14-43) for the home team, resulting in the Gold jumping to a 19-point lead going into the second half. Windy City's tough spurt of defense helped them cut the deficit to nearly reach single digits heading into the fourth, but the home team's shooting woes allowed the Gold to maintain the lead to close out the game.

Nik Stauskas led the Gold with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Vlatko Čančar made his G League debut tonight, after being assigned to the Gold on November 19 with a solid performance, adding a double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Lance Stephenson was a strong force offensively and defensively, tallying up another 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals for the team. Other Gold players in double digits were Matt Ryan (13 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assists), Davon Reed (12 pts, 9 rebs, 3 assists) and Trevon Duval (11 pts, 4 rebs, 6 assists).

Windy City was led by Bulls two-way player Devon Dotson with a game-high 30 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Other Bulls in double digits were Daniel Oturu (15 pts, 9 rebs), Marko Simonovic (13 pts, 8 rebs, 2 assists), Bulls two-way player Tyler Cook (12 pts, 7 rebs) and Ethan Thompson (12 pts, 4 rebs).

This matchup concludes the Gold's 5-game road stint, as they will now head back home to Grand Rapids, MI for their home opener against in-state rival, the Motor City Cruise, on Tuesday, November 23. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch live on ESPN +.

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