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Santa Cruz Warriors Rout NBA G League Ignite in Series Sweep, 131-107

March 17, 2024 - NBA G League (G League)
Santa Cruz Warriors News Release


SANTA CRUZ, CA - The Santa Cruz Warriors (18-11) routed the NBA G League Ignite (2-28), 131-107, on Saturday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena to sweep the series in front of a sold-out crowd.

Guard Kendric Davis secured his first triple-double of the season with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 16 assists. Guard Donovan Williams led both teams in scoring with 26 points, and forward Gui Santos, on assignment from Golden State, contributed 25 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Forward Javan Johnson added 22 points and five rebounds, and two-way guard Pat Spencer came off the bench to collect 15 points and six assists in the Sea Dubs win.

Guard Babacar Sane and forward Izan Almansa led the Ignite in scoring with 21 points each and 19 collective rebounds. Guard London Johnson collected 16 points and eight assists off the bench, and forward Will Davis II rounded out the scoring with 12 points.

Both teams battled for the lead in a competitive start to the first quarter before back-to-back threes from Santos and guard Marcus Burk gave Santa Cruz a 27-20 lead to end the frame. The Ignite narrowed the gap and came within two points in the second period, but 10 assists from Davis and 4-for-4 shooting from Johnson behind the arc boosted the Warriors to a 58-51 lead at the half.

The Ignite started the third quarter strong, quickly closing their deficit to one before the Sea Dubs orchestrated a 17-2 run to take a 77-61 lead with six minutes remaining. The Warriors pushed their advantage to as many as 17 points and ended the frame ahead, 95-80. The Santa Cruz lead continued to grow in the fourth quarter, with back-to-back threes from Santos and Johnson securing a 104-84 advantage. The Sea Dubs widened the gap to as many as 30 points and kept the Ignite from gaining any momentum to secure a 131-107 victory.

The Sea Dubs will hit the road to play the Stockton Kings in a back-to-back series on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. (PT) and Saturday, March 23 at 5 p.m. (PT) before returning home to face the South Bay Lakers at Kaiser Permanente Arena on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. (PT) in their final home game of the regular season. Stay up to date with the latest Santa Cruz Warriors news, scores, and exclusive content by downloading the official Santa Cruz Warriors app for iOS and Android. Fans interested in securing the best seats at the lowest price are encouraged to call (831) 713-4400 or visit santacruzbasketball.com for more information. 


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