BLUE COATS TAKE GAME 1 OF NBA G LEAGUE FINALS, 134-120
April 5, 2023
WILMINGTON – APRIL 4, 2023 – The Delaware Blue Coats defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 134-120, in Game 1 of the NBA G League Finals, presented by YouTube TV. Delaware takes a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three championship series and heads to Edinburg, Texas for Game 2 at Bert Ogden Arena on Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Delaware Blue Coats guard JADEN SPRINGER (11) drives past Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard TREVOR HUDGINS (12) defends during game one of the NBA G League Finals between the Delaware Blue Coats and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023; at the Chase Field house in Wilmington, DE. Photo by Saquan Stimpson
Jaden Springer scored a game-high 43 points including 5-8 shooting from three-point range and pulled down nine rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots.
Delaware Blue Coats guard MAC MCCLUNG (9) drives to the basket as Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard TREVOR HUDGINS (12) defends during game one of the NBA G League Finals between the Delaware Blue Coats and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023; at the Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE. Photo by Saquan Stimpson
Mac McClung dropped 35 points and had seven assists. Charlie Brown Jr. (17 points, 15 rebounds) and Michael Foster Jr. (12 points, 13 rebounds) both had double-doubles for the Blue Coats.
TyTy Washington, Jr. led Rio Grande Valley with 34 points. Jalen Lecque scored 21 off the bench for the Vipers.
Thursday’s Game 2 will be broadcast on ESPN News. Visit NBAGLEAGUE.COM for additional postseason information.
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 boasted 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.