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Strong 4th Quarter Lifts 905 over Red Claws

February 11, 2019 - NBA G League (G League) - Maine Red Claws News Release

Mississauga, Ontario - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, had a double-digit lead, and led going into the 4th, but were out-scored 37-20 in the final period, falling at Raptors 905 Monday night, 121-112.

Maine (13-22) was without P.J. Dozier, who is with the Boston Celtics on his Two-Way Contract. Archie Goodwin led the Claws with 24 points and 10 rebounds in a starting role. Sheldon Jeter led the bench with 20 points on a perfect 8-8 shooting. R.J. Hunter added 12 points, while Andrew White and Justin Bibbs each scored 11 points. Jeff Roberson finished with 10 points in the loss.

Raptors 905 (22-14) was led by MiKyle McIntosh with 30 points, and Jordan Howard who finished with 27.

Both teams started where they left off last game - struggling to score. The 905 jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead after a Jordan Howard lay-up. Maine missed 8 straight shots before Hunter buried a deep three. Hunter dropped in another trey to cut it to 4. The Red Claws started to heat up from the outside, with White burying a triple to make it 26-24 in favor of Raptors 905. Jeff Roberson's trey cut it to 1, and another White three gave Maine a 30-28 lead at the end of 1.

Trey Davis started the 2nd quarter by knocking in a pair of buckets, and Roberson scored 5 more points. Bibbs' tough shot followed up by a Bibbs tough three put Maine up 49-40. Hunter's deep trey put the Claws up 11. Raptors 905 would close the half on a mini run, with Rodney Pryor's lay-up cutting the deficit to 4. Bohannon answered with a lay-up of his own, and the Red Claws led 60-54 at the half. After the slow start, Maine wound up shooting 52% (23-44) from the field in the first half, and 50% (10-20) from beyond the arc. Raptors 905 shot 46% (22-48), but again woefully bad from three-point range, just 20% (3-15) in the first half.

White opened the 3rd with another triple, and a White lay-up on the ensuing possession put Maine back up 9. Goodwin and the Red Claws would maintain that lead, with the Kentucky product helping to lead the charge. Roberson's strong finish made it 86-76 Red Claws late in the period, but a Duane Notice three-point play would stop the run. Hunter fed Sheldon Jeter for an easy bucket late in the quarter, and Trey Davis' three at the buzzer gave Maine a 92-84 lead after 3.

In the 4th, Raptors 905 scored 6 points in the blink of an eye, with Howard's fast break lay-in cutting it to 92-90. Out of the timeout, Myck Kabongo tied the game on a lay-up after a steal. Goodwin answered with a long three. McIntosh gave the 905 a 103-102 lead with 5:00 to go with a baby hook shot. Notice buried a three to put the 905 up 7. Raptors 905 would extend to 10 points. After scoring 30+ in each of the first 3 quarters, Maine was out-scored 36-20 in the 4th.

Maine finished the night shooting 53% (44-83) from the field, 44% (16-36) from three-point range, and 8-12 from the free throw line. Raptors 905 shot 48% (47-97) from the floor, 27% (9-33) from beyond the arc, and 18-22 from the charity stripe.

The Red Claws return to action Wednesday night at Erie. Maine does not return home until Feb. 24 vs. Windy City. Tickets are on sale now by calling 207-210-6655 or visiting

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