Stars Defeat Warriors at Vivint Smart Home Arena
SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Stars, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, defeated the Santa Cruz Warriors 102-78 at Vivint Smart Home Arena tonight. The Stars own a 3-0 mark this season when playing at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz.
Six of the nine Stars players who saw action tonight scored in double figures. Tanner McGrew tallied his first career NBA G League double-double, matching game-highs with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Reyes also finished with 16 points, his sixth game in double figures this season, while Isaac Haas recorded 14 points on 7-of-10 (.700) from the floor, tallying a game-high plus/minus of +31. Utah Jazz two-way player Tyler Cavanaugh notched his fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high-tying 10 rebounds, and Utah Jazz two-way player Naz Mitrou-Long finished with 11 points and a team-high five assists.
The Warriors were led by Kevin Young, who scored a team-high-tying 14 points and collected six rebounds off the bench. Alen Smailagi? scored a team-high-tying 14 points, while Golden State Warriors two-way player Damion Lee finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Darius Morris tallied 10 points and a game-high eight assists, and Deyonta Davis finished with 10 points and nine boards.
The Stars and Warriors traded the lead in the first quarter, but the Stars closed the frame on an 8-0 run to take a 10-point lead (28-18) at the end of the first. The Stars led by 14 points (42-28) with 4:43 remaining in the first half, but the Warriors went on a 12-4 run to trim the lead to six (46-40) at the half. The Stars extended their advantage in the second half, using a 20-5 run in the fourth quarter to take a 24-point lead (94-70) with 3:07 remaining in the game and ultimately earn the 24-point win.
Salt Lake City will play the first of four road games on Sunday, Feb. 10, against the Austin Spurs (San Antonio Spurs affiliate). The game, which tips off at 3 p.m. (MT), will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
Tickets for all Stars home games are available at slcstars.com.
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