Long Island Three-Game Win Streak Snapped, Dropping Second Home Game of the Season
LONG ISLAND - The Long Island Nets (11-5), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, saw their three-game win streak come to an end as they fell 110-101 to the Maine Red Claws (5-11) at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Brooklyn two-way forward/center Alan Williams set a career-high and a 2018 NBA G League season record with 27 rebounds in the loss. Williams added 19 points and three assists to his stat line as well. The 27 rebounds are tied for the fourth-most rebounds in a single game in NBA G League history and Williams' 21 defensive rebounds tied for the most defensive rebounds in a game in NBA G League history.
Long Island guard Jordan McLaughlin led all scorers with a career-high 29 points and added six rebounds and two assists. Brooklyn two-way guard/forward Theo Pinson scored 23 points with four rebounds, eight assists and a steal.
Maine jumped out to an early lead, shooting just under 50 percent in the first quarter and outscored the Nets 33-26 in the period. There were 10 lead changes in the opening period, but Maine led by as much as 10 points in the quarter.
The Red Claws extended their lead in the second quarter, opening up as large as a 15-point lead, before heading into halftime up 12, 65-53. The Nets fought back in the third quarter, outscoring the Red Claws 25-22 in the period, but that wouldn't be enough.
Maine entered the final period up nine, 87-78. The Nets cut the lead to as low as six points, but they couldn't complete the comeback. The teams tied 23-23 in the final period and Maine topped Long Island by a score of 110-101.
Boston two-way guard P.J. Dozier recorded a triple-double, leading the team in points (25) and assists (10), while also having 11 rebounds, a steal and two blocks. Maine forward Sheldon Jeter came off the bench to score 22 points, with two rebounds, two steals and a block, shooting 6-of-8 from 3-point range.
The Nets and Red Claws will travel to Las Vegas for the NBA G League Showcase, where Long Island will take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Thursday, 12/20, at 3 p.m. ET, and Maine will take on the Lakeland Magic on Wednesday, 12/19, at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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