Martin Goes off But Kings Offense Rolls over Wolves in Road Loss
Stockton, Calif. - The Iowa Wolves (12-13) gave up a staggering 163 points Saturday night to the Stockton Kings (14-9), losing their second-straight road contest by the final score of 163-143 at the Stockton Arena.
Defensively the Wolves allowed the Kings to shoot 65.6% (59-of-90) from the field and 63.3% (19-of-30) from beyond the arc. The team also allowed 72 points in the paint in the loss.
Two-way forward Kelan Martin finished with a season-high 39 points while shooting 13-of-22 from the field and 10-of-22 from deep. The 10 three-pointers made tied a Wolves franchise record set by former two-way player Anthony Brown on Jan. 2, 2018.
The offense did its part Saturday night for Iowa, finishing at 51.0% (49-of-96) from the field and 46.0% (23-of-50) from deep.
Minnesota Timberwolves assignee Jaylen Nowell and two-way guard Jordan Mclaughlin finished with 18 and 17 points respectively. The two combined to finish with more than half (13) of the team's total assists (22) for the game.
Lindell Wigginton (16), Barry Brown Jr. (15) and Tyus Battle (14) each came off the bench to finish in double figures for the Wolves.
Wenyen Gabriel had a standout performance for Stockton, tallying 37 points and 11 rebounds in just 27 minutes off the bench for the Kings.
Iowa returns home for a one-game homestand against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:00 p.m. CT.
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