Raptors 905 Fall to Stacked and Experienced Delaware Blue Coats

Final Score | Raptors 905  94- Delaware Blue Coats  120 | Box Score

Two Ways: David Johnson (905), Aaron Henry (Blue Coats), Grant Riller (Blue Coats)

On Assignment – Paul Reed (Blue Coats)

Inactive: Justin Champagnie (905), Josh Hall (905)

Well this is a weird one. We were unable to actually watch the game due to issues with the G League website, so I’m doing this recap based entirely on the box score!

The Good:

Reggie Perry and Kevon Harris: Perry shot 7 of 11 from the field and grabbed 8 rebounds, while Harris shot 50% from beyond the arch and grabbed 10 rebounds of his own.

First Quarter: Everything looked good from a numbers standpoint in the first quarter, with each team finishing with 28. Even the second quarter had the 905 down by only 3 at the buzzer.

The Bad:

Absence: This was the first time the 905 were without Isaac Bonga, who had been on assignment with them for the first 4 games of the season, and it was as clear as smack on the head. Bonga’s scoring and rebounding were sorely missed, as reflected in the box score. The duo of Jaden Springer and Paul Reed, combined with the experience of Charlie Brown Jr., is deadly for any opposing team, but particularly against one with only one two-way player and no assignees. That’s that G League basketball, baby!

Reggie Perry and Kevon Harris: Losing a piece like Bonga is like playing with a giant moving sinkhole in the floor that only follows your team and not your opponent. Perry and Harris did everything they could to keep the team together, but trying to right the ship lead to 13 turnovers between the two of them, and the lowest +/- of the day.

Turnovers: 33 turnovers. Coach Mutombo might kill them. (He would never actually kill them).

The 905 have one more game, Sunday November 28th at 3:00 in Delaware before they return to Mississauga. It can (hopefully) be streamed here.

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