City of Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Knocks Off Raptors 119-108

January 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – JAN. 8, 2019 – The Delaware Blue Coats (9-13), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Raptors 905 (14-10), 119-108, on Tuesday afternoon at The Center in Philadelphia. 76ers two-way player Shake Milton posted 33 points (12-18 FG, 2-4 3fg, 7-8 ft), 6 rebounds and 8 assists in 37 minutes.

Rashad Vaughn scored 19 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3fg, 2-2 ft) in 24 minutes off the bench in his second game with the Blue Coats since being acquired in a trade with the Texas Legends. Cameron Oliver finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds in 26 minutes, narrowly missing his seventh straight double-double.

Delaware Bluecoats Guard SHAKE MILTON (18) dribbles the down the floor in the second half of an NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware Blue Coats and the Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors) Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2019, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Blue Coats trailed by two points at the halftime break but outscored the visitors 60-47 in the second half.

“I think we just tightened up a little bit,” said head coach Connor Johnson. “We kind of locked in on the game plan defensively, knowing who their shooters were. We had a couple lapses in the second quarter. Consistency has been a thing for us all year long, and I thought we had a better stretch in the third and fourth quarter.”

Delaware Bluecoats Guard SHAKE MILTON (18) drives towards the basket as Raptors 905 Forward photo of KHADEEM LATTIN (40) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware Blue Coats and the Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors) Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2019, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA Photo by Saquan Stimpson

 

Deng Adel topped a list of six players in double figures for the Raptors 905, tying a season-high with 25 points (9-12 FG, 4-6 3fg, 3-3 ft) in 30 minutes off the bench. Malachi Richardson, on assignment from the Toronto Raptors, tallied 17 points and 7 rebounds in 36 minutes.

The Blue Coats return to The Center on Wednesday night for a 7:00 p.m. meeting with the Lakeland Magic. For information on tickets, please visit SIXERS.COM/BlueCoats.