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Long Island Falls to Maine in Eastern Conference Finals

April 7, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Long Island Nets News Release

PORTLAND, Maine - The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, were defeated by the Maine Celtics, 99-77, in the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA G League Playoffs on Sunday evening.

Long Island forward Kaiser Gates tallied 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes. Nets forward Davion Warren posted 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes. Brooklyn two-way guard Jacob Gilyard recorded 13 points, three rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 48 minutes.

The two teams went back and forth to begin the first quarter, until Maine pulled away. The Celtics closed the period ahead by four, 23-19. Despite Long Island shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from deep in the second quarter, the Nets were unable to take the lead. Long Island closed the period down by five, 48-43.

Long Island worked hard in the third quarter to close the gap, outscoring Maine 17-13 in the period. The Nets closed the period down by one, 61-60. The Nets continued to battle into the fourth, but the Celtics kept their foot on the gas. Maine went on to defeat Long Island by 22, 99-77.

Celtics guard DJ Steward tallied 27 points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes. Boston two-way guard JD Davison posted 19 points, two rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and two blocks in 39 minutes.

The loss marks the end of Long Island's 2023-24 NBA G League season.

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