Raptors 905 108, Delaware Blue Coats 119 | Box Score
Assignees: Malachi Richardson (905)
Two-ways: Jordan Loyd (905), Shake Milton (Blue Coats)
Raptors 905 ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, losing their fourth straight game as they fell 119-108 to Delaware Blue Coats in a Tuesday morning matchup at the Wells Fargo Center.
Two-way player Shake Milton scored a game-high 33 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds, while Rashad Vaughn recorded 19 points for Delaware.
Cameron Oliver also chipped in with 16 points and 9 rebounds, falling short of what would have been his seventh consecutive double-double.
Deng Adel was one of six players on the 905 to score in double digits, leading the team with 25 points and 4 rebounds. Malachi Richardson and Jordan Loyd struggled from the field today, but still scored 17 and 16 points, respectively.
After the Blue Coats opened the game on a 13-2 run, both teams found themselves in a neck-in-neck battle as Delaware and Raptors continued to exchange baskets throughout the game.
Adel was hot off of the bench as he scored 13 points in the first half, going 5 for 6 from the field as the 905 entered halftime with a 61-59 lead.
Milton led Delaware with 12 points in the third quarter as they looked to finally pull away, and a 3-pointer by Cory Jefferson grew the Blue Coats lead to 74-70 – their largest since the opening period, forcing Jama Mahlalela to call a timeout. Delaware would go on to outscore the 905 35-25 to build an 8-point lead heading into the final period.
Two free throws by Milton with 4:24 left in the game gave the Blue Coats their largest lead of the game once again at 113-98.
The Blue Coats now lead 2-1 in the season series with the 905, and the two teams will meet once more on March 16th in Delaware.
- Two-Way 905 Player Notes
- Chris Boucher was inactive in today’s game as he remains with the parent NBA club. Reported by Blake Murphy, following the Raptors’ move in waiving Lorenzo Brown, the team now has the option to convert either Boucher’s or Loyd’s contract to a standard NBA deal for the remainder of the season and sign one more two-way player. The deadline for this scenario is January 15th, the last day that two-way contracts can be signed.
- Jordan Loyd had an non-Loyd-like game, scoring 16 points off of 7 of 21 shooting. Loyd suffered a right knee contusion in the previous game but was not restricted in 34 minutes of action.
- Assignment 905 Player Notes
- Malachi Richardson played in his fourth straight game with the 905 this morning and scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. He shot 5 of 17 from the field, and his 3-point shot wasn’t falling converting only 1 of 9 attempts. Richardson looked like he was trying to facilitate the ball more for a stretch in the first quarter, and had a couple of good plays where he drove and kicked the ball to his teammates – and he didn’t get his first basket until the remaining seconds of the first quarter where he completed an and-1 to give the 905 their first lead of the game. Richardson said after the last home game on January 4th that with his time with the 905, he’s looking to show more of a complete game with his passing, rebounding and defence.
- Other 905 Player Notes
- Deng Adel came off of the bench today and his 25 points was a result of an efficient 9 of 12 shooting from the field. Adel was aggressive early in the first half and his team got him involved in the offence, making his 3-pointers and finishing tough lay-ups on drives and in transition. The rookie out of University of Louisville is an interesting player to keep an eye on as a potential two-way player ahead of the January 15th deadline.
- Jordan Howard played 16 minutes today his second game with the 905 and was held scoreless. Howard is showing he is a good ball-handler with a lot of speed, and we will see him improve as he spends more time with the team.
- Two-Way Knicks Player Notes
- Shake Milton was a dominating factor today with 33 points, coming off of his G League season-best 36-point performance against Erie on December 29th. Milton played in his 9th game with Philadelphia 76ers on January 5th, where he scored 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks in nearly 11 minutes of action. He had been averaging 24.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in the G League prior to today.
- Admin Note
- For future home games, you can use the code REPUBLIC905 to get a discount on tickets.