BLUE COATS TO HOST GAME 1 OF NBA G LEAGUE FINALS PRESENTED BY YOUTUBE TV
April 3, 2023
WILMINGTON – APRIL 3, 2023 – The Delaware Blue Coats will host Game 1 of the 2023 NBA G League Finals, presented by YouTube TV, against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET at Chase Fieldhouse. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available now via Ticketmaster, the Official Ticketing Partner of the Delaware Blue Coats.
The best-of-three championship series is Delaware’s third-straight appearance in the title matchup. The team is just the second all-time to reach three consecutive G League Finals, joining the 2013-15 Santa Cruz Warriors in this historic feat.
The Blue Coats defeated the Long Island Nets on Sunday night in the Eastern Conference Final game at Nassau Coliseum in New York. Jaden Springer tallied 21 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks. Blue Coats forward Louis King netted 20 points, five rebounds, three rebounds, and three steals. Mac McClung (16) and Braxton Key (15) rounded out the scoring for the Blue Coats.
Delaware beat Capital City in the Eastern Conference Semifinal on March 30, 104-99. The Blue Coats were awarded a first-round bye for finishing second overall in the conference.
The upcoming Finals matchup is a rematch in the making. Rio Grande Valley defeated Delaware in the 2022 NBA G League Finals two games to none.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard CHRISTIAN VITAL (3) celebrates with the NBA League finals Trophy in the locker room after a 131-114 win over the Delaware Blue Coats in game two of the NBA G-league Finals Thursday, Apr. 14, 2022; at the Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPNU. DETV 28 will host a pregame, halftime, and postgame show live on-site. Catch the play-by-play audio on 89.7 WGLS-FM Rowan Radio.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The team plays its home games at the all-new Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For ticket information, visit WWW.BLUECOATS.TEAM. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, training, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 30 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2022-23, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. A record 47 percent of all players on 2022-23 NBA opening night rosters boast NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players, and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.
Get your Coats on.