Blue Coats Get Third Straight Win knocking off Grand Rapids 125-118
January 18, 2022
The Delaware Blue Coats (3-2), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Grand Rapids Gold (3-3), 125-118 on Monday afternoon at Chase Fieldhouse. Delaware has won three-straight games. Six Blue Coats scored in double figures in the win.
Jaden Springer, on assignment from the 76ers, dropped 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Delaware’s Braxton Key led the Blue Coats with 31 points (12-17 FG, 4-6 3FG), 12 rebounds, 4 assists, and a team-high plus-14 rating.
Haywood Highsmith posted a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists for the Blue Coats. Shamorie Ponds, the first pick of the 2021 NBA G League Draft, chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Shaquille Harrison notched 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists for the Blue Coats. Delaware’s Demarcus Holland added 10 points and 3 steals in the win.
The Blue Coats crashed the glass, with 5 Coats grabbing 5 or more rebounds. Delaware clawed out a tight fourth quarter which included 4 lead changes and 4 ties.
Trevon Duval led the Gold with 19 points (8-15 FG, 2-6 3FG, 1-1 FT), 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Grand Rapids’ Manny Camper posted a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds.