Greensboro Swarm

Greensboro Swarm Net A Victory Over Long Island

February 9, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Greensboro Swarm News Release

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets emerged victorious 103-96 over the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets affiliate) on Friday evening at the Novant Health Fieldhouse. With the victory Greensboro improves to 5-10 on the season while Long Island slips to 9-8.

Both teams entered the contest hungry for a win having lost each of their last matchups. Swarm big man, Jeremiah Tilmon, singlehandedly strung together an 8-point run to open the game, which gave Greensboro an early 8-2 lead. During that stretch, Tilmon was an efficient 4-of-5 from the field with all his points coming in the paint. Greensboro forced seven turnovers to finish the quarter with a 28-21 advantage.

Despite keeping the visitors at bay in the first, the Nets rallied in the second and erased the Swarm's lead. Kyler Edwards was the catalyst for Long Island's offensive surge in the period with nine points on 3-of-5 shooting. Edwards led all scorers at the break with 15 points and propelled the Nets to a 51-46 lead.

Greensboro leaned into its seasoned talent to shift the tide back in its favor in the third quarter. R.J. Hunter and Jaylen Sims combined for 14 points at the start of the second half to knock the Nets' lead down to a single point. Kent Bazemore contributed 11 points of his own in the period, which included three pivotal three-point baskets that saw Greensboro take a 78-75 lead headed into the final frame.

The resilient Nets bounced back early in the fourth to take back the top spot. Then with six minutes remaining in the contest, the Swarm surmounted an 11-0 run to reclaim the lead. During the run, M.J. Walker knocked down two three-point buckets which ignited the Swarm faithful to their feet. Greensboro did not look back for the remainder of the contest and closed out its first home victory since January.

Seven Swarm players finished the night in double figures, led by Sims who had a game-high 22 points, Hunter (21 points), Bazemore (14 points), Trevon Scott (13 points and 12 rebounds), Tilmon (10 points), Walker (10 points) and Terrell Brown Jr. (10 rebounds). Scott earned his fifth double-double of the season in the win.

Long Island had four players end the game in double-digits, Edwards (22 points), Kaiser Gates (14 points), Keon Johnson (12 points) and Kennedy Chandler (10 points).

The Swarm and Nets will rematch tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET at the Novant Health Fieldhouse to conclude a home stand and weekend series.

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