Stars' Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped by Blue
SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Stars had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 113-102 loss to the Oklahoma City Blue on Friday night at Bruin Arena.
The Stars were led by Utah Jazz assignment player Nigel Williams-Goss, who tallied 19 points and a game-high nine assists. Trevon Bluiett filled the stat sheet with 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Jazz assignee Miye Oni posted 13 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Malik Benlevi added 13 points off the bench.
The Blue were led by Myke Henry, who finished with a game-high 23 points on 10-of-15 (.667) from the field. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell tallied a 20/10 game with 21 points and a game-high 10 rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench. Kadeem Jack (15 points), Vincent Edwards (14 points) and Oklahoma City Thunder two-way player Kevin Hervey (13 points) added double figures for the Blue.
All five of the game's lead changes came in the first quarter, with Oklahoma City taking a six-point advantage (31-25) at the end of the opening period. The Blue carried their lead through the next two quarters, taking a 15-point advantage (91-76) going into the final frame. Salt Lake City cut the lead to three points (103-100) with 2:25 left to play, but the Blue outscored the Stars 10-2 down the stretch to secure the victory.
The Stars will complete their back-to-back matchup against the Oklahoma City Blue tomorrow, Feb. 1 at Bruin Arena with "Utah Jazz Night presented by Larry H. Miller Dealerships." The Stars will wear special purple mountain jerseys modeled after the Jazz's Classic Edition uniforms this season, and the first 300 fans in attendance will receive a limited-edition Stars/Jazz beanie.
Tickets for all Stars home games are available at slcstars.com.
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