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Santa Cruz Falls in Oklahoma City on Saturday Night, 117-113

January 22, 2022 - NBA G League (G League) - Santa Cruz Warriors News Release


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Santa Cruz Warriors (4-4) fall to the Oklahoma City Blue (4-4) Saturday night, 117-113. Santa Cruz came within two points with 2:30 to go in regulation but were unsuccessful in the comeback.

Santa Cruz found themselves down by as many as 14 points in the first quarter but were able to tie the game with 6:03 left in the second quarter. The Blue, however, finished the half on a 20-8 run to go into halftime leading, 63-51.

Despite the Warriors cutting the halftime deficit to seven points early in the third quarter, Blue guard Rob Edwards made a three at the end of the third to keep their halftime lead of 12 points into the final frame, 88-76. A three by two-way guard Quinndary Weatherspoon brought the Warriors within two points with 2:30 left in regulation, 109-107, but the Warriors were unable to close the gap and are now 4-4 in the regular season.

Santa Cruz was led by Weatherspoon with 25 points in 34 minutes, followed closely behind by forward LJ Figueroa with 24 points and a team-high 15 rebounds. Guard Ryan Taylor added 15 points off the bench.

Blue Guard Lindy Waters III got out to a hot start with 11 first quarter points and finished the night with 26 points (7-10 3FG). Oklahoma City Thunder had three players on assignment, led by guard Theo Maledon with 25 points and six rebounds.

The Warriors will next face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30pm PST on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus. For more information on the Santa Cruz Warriors, visit santacruzbasketball.com or call (831) 713-4400.


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