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Greensboro Swarm Complete Series Sweep Over Nets

February 10, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Greensboro Swarm News Release


(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Seven Swarm players score in double figures to complete the series sweep against the Long Island Nets. The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, defeated the Nets (Brooklyn Nets) affiliate 102-96 Saturday evening at the Novant Health Fieldhouse to pick up consecutive victories against the conference rival.

The final game of the weekend series between Greensboro (6-11) and Long Island (9-9) started off as a defensive battle. Midway through the first quarter, the Swarm held a 10-5 lead. However, Nets Two-Way guard Keon Johnson provided an offensive boost for the visitors off of the bench and helped secure a 19-17 Long Island lead to close the period.

The pace of the game picked up in the second as both sides began to find their grooves offensively. Jaylen Sims carried the torch for Greensboro with 10 points and five rebounds in the first half. For Long Island, Johnson led all scorers in the first half with 17 points and was 6-of-10 from the field. Entering halftime, the Swarm and Nets were squared at 46-46.

Greensboro was dialed in to start the second half and opened the third with a blazing 15-2 run. Swarm big man Jeremiah Tilmon commanded the paint and picked up six points in the frame. Forward R.J. Hunter notched six points himself to help earn a 75-62 advantage to close the third.

The fourth quarter saw Greensboro extend its lead to 15 points. However, an offensive charge led by Trey McGowens saw Long Island close the gap to nine points with just over six minutes remaining in the contest. Within breathing distance of the top spot, the Nets continued its run and eventually brought the lead down to a mere three points off a Johnson layup with just a minute and a half remaining. The opposition's run came to a halt as Marcus Garrett answered on the offensive end with clutch buckets on back-to-back possessions to thwart the Nets' comeback.

Led by Sims, who picked up his third double-double of the season with a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, seven Swarm players ended the night in double digits. Terrell Brown Jr., Garrett, Tilmon and Walker all recorded 14 points each in the victory while Angelo Allegri and Kent Bazemore had 10 points apiece respectively.

Five Nets players finished in double figures, Johnson (22 points), McGowens (16 points), Davion Warren (16 points), Kaiser Gates (12 points) and Kyler Edwards (11 points).

Greensboro will pack its bags and head north of the border for its next contest against the Raptors 905 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13.


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