Preview: Syforce vs. Cleveland
After two weeks without a game, the Skyforce return to the court on November 26-27 for a two-game swing with the Cleveland Charge.
Sioux Falls is coming off its first victory of the season on November 13 with a 115-101 defeat of the Grand Rapids Gold. Ja'Vonte Smart posted a career-high 39 points (13-20 FGA), five rebounds and four assists in the victory.
The Skyforce (1-3) welcome the services of two-way player Marcus Garrett for the series with the Charge. In four games in a Skyforce jersey, Marcus Garrett has stuffed the stat sheet. He's posted a double-double and triple-double. His triple-double (14 points, 10 assists and 15 rebounds) on November 11 was the first for the organization since Briante Weber on 1/31/17.
The contest between the Skyforce and Charge marks the first time the organizations will play since 12/20/18 in the 2018 G League Showcase. Sioux Falls won the contest 108-95.
This season celebrates the first that the Charge have relocated to Cleveland, the home of their affiliate, the Cavaliers. Previously they have played in Canton, Ohio.
Cleveland (2-4) comes into the series after dropping two games to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on November 16-17.
Kyle Guy has done it all for Cleveland coming into the matchup, as his 26.7 points per contest is good for fourth in the G League. RJ Nembhard, Jr. is one of 11 G League players to average 10-or-more rebounds per contest.
There are some ties on the Charge roster to the Skyforce. Malik Newman was a member of the Force in the 2018-19 season. He is proving to be a strength off the bench this year, posting 17 points on 52.3-percent shooting and 3.4 assists per 27.8 minutes a game.
WHAT: Skyforce vs. Grand Rapids Gold
WHEN: 7:00 PM CST November 27; 3:00 PM CST November 28
WHERE: Sanford Pentagon
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