Long Island Nets Fall to Wisconsin in Hard Fought Contest
LONG ISLAND - The Long Island Nets (1-8), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, battled until the end but fell to the Wisconsin Herd (9-1) 125-116 tonight at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The game got off to a fast start with both sides going back and forth throughout the first quarter. Long Island guard C.J. Williams was a spark plug off the bench for the Nets, dropping nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field in six minutes of action as Long Island finished the quarter up 35-32.
The Herd came back strong to start the second quarter, outscoring the Nets 21-12 through the first 6:33 of the quarter. Long Island was able to regroup and finish out the quarter strong, going into the half down 62-60.
The back-and-forth play continued into the third quarter with Long Island getting the score to within one point with 7:27 left to play. Wisconsin, however, was able to maintain its lead going into the final quarter of play up 93-91.
Wisconsin started off hot in the fourth quarter leading 105-99 with 7:19 left to play. Long Island battled to get the game back to within one with 3:11 left in the game but were unable to take a lead as the Herd pulled away in the final minutes securing the victory 125-116.
Nets two-way forward Henry Ellenson led the way for Long Island with his first double-double of the season, finishing the game with 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the field, 4-of-9 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe to go along with 17 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 31 minutes of play. Long Island's other two-way forward, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, also had a strong performance for the Nets, finishing the contest with 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes of action.
Wisconsin guard Jaylen Adams led the Herd in scoring with 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the field and 3-of-7 shooting from deep to go along with nine rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes of play. Herd forward Rayjon Tucker also contributed 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the free throw line to go along with five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 37 minutes of action.
The Nets play their next game against the Raptors 905 on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena, while the Herd will travel to Maine to take on the Red Claws next on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. CT.
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