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February 13, 2020 - NBA G League (G League) - Salt Lake City Stars News Release

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Salt Lake City Stars fell to the South Bay Lakers 142-128 tonight on the road. The Stars enter the break ranking second in the Western Conference at 23-11 (.676).

Salt Lake City was led by Malik Benlevi, who poured in a game-high and career-best 29 points on 11-of-18 (.611) from the field, including five three-pointers, in 28 minutes off the bench. Utah Jazz two-way player Jarrell Brantley posted his fifth consecutive 20-point game with 25 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Trevon Bluiett added 20 points on 6-of-9 (.667) shooting from the floor and 3-of-4 (.750) from beyond the arc, while Isaac Haas grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds.

Four players reached the 20-point mark for South Bay, led by LA Lakers two-way player Devontae Cacok and Lakers assignee Talen Horton-Tucker, who scored 27 points apiece. David Stockton added 23 points on 10-of-15 (.667) shooting, nine assists and two steals, while Pierre Jackson posted 21 points on 7-of-10 (.700) from the field and 6-of-7 (.857) from long distance to go with a game-high 10 assists.

The teams exchanged the lead twice in the opening period, with South Bay coming out on top with a five-point lead (36-31). The Lakers extended their lead through the next two quarters, taking a 15-point advantage (114-99) heading into the final frame. The Stars cut the lead to seven points (126-119) with 4:49 left, but South Bay pulled away and earned the 14-point victory.

Salt Lake City returns home after the All-Star break to host the Iowa Wolves (Minnesota Timberwolves affiliate) on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The game, which tips off at 7 p.m. (MT) at Bruin Arena will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Tickets for all Stars home games are available at slcstars.com.


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