Long Island Wins Third Straight Behind Three Double-Doubles
LONG ISLAND - The Long Island Nets (11-4), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, returned to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and defeated the Windy City Bulls (5-12) 103-89 on Wednesday for their third consecutive victory.
Brooklyn two-way guard/forward Theo Pinson fell one rebound shy of a triple-double, recording 13 points, a career-high 10 assists, nine rebounds and a steal. Brooklyn guard/forward Dzanan Musa registered his third double-double with 17 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds while on assignment with Long Island. Nets guard/forward Mitch Creek led the team with 25 points to go along with three rebounds, an assist and a steal.
A back-and-forth first quarter yielded a tie heading into the second with 27 points apiece. Windy City center JaKarr Sampson led the way with 12 points in the opening period alone to go along with three rebounds.
The Nets never trailed after an Alan Williams layup with 8:51 to play in the second quarter that put Long Island ahead. Long Island outscored Windy City 23-19 in the second period, carrying a 50-46 lead going into halftime.
In the third, the Nets began to pull away, scoring 29 points in the quarter and extending the lead to 14, 79-65, going into the final period. Two Nets starters, Dzanan Musa and Alan Williams, registered double-doubles before the fourth quarter began. Theo Pinson would join Musa and Williams with a double-double of his own earned in the fourth quarter, as the Nets coasted to a 103-89 victory. Windy City's 89 points marked the fewest points the Nets have given up this season.
Windy City center JaKarr Simpson led all scorers with 29 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and a block. Bulls guard Walt Lemon Jr. posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 assists, along with five rebounds and two steals.
The Nets will host the Maine Red Claws on Sunday, 12/16, at 3 p.m. ET, while Windy City returns home to face off against the Canton Charge on Friday, 12/14, at 8 p.m. ET.
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