LI Rallies to Beat Salt Lake City

LONG ISLAND RALLIES IN FOURTH QUARTER TO BEAT SALT LAKE CITY

BROOKLYN – The Long Island Nets (16-31) topped the Salt Lake City Stars (14-31) 124-121 at Barclays Center this afternoon, led by a fourth-quarter rally from the Nets and 30-point games from J.J. Moore and Cliff Alexander.

Moore recorded a season-high 36 points (14-of-21 FG, 7-of-8 FT) in 36 minutes, falling just one point shy of the Nets’ season high of 37 points set earlier this season. Alexander recorded his seventh double-double of the season with a season-high 32 points (13-of-23 FG, 6-of-7 FT) and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes.

Tim Quarterman finished just shy of a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutesoff the bench, while R.J. Hunter also scored in double figures for the Nets with 16 points.

The Stars jumped out to a 41-28 lead after the first quarter on 73.9 percent shooting overall, but Long Island outscored Salt Lake City 31-24 in the second quarter to close the Stars’ lead to 65-59 at halftime.

Alexander finished the first half with 19 points and five rebounds, while Moore led the Nets with 20 points. Henry Sims’ 16 points led the Stars’ effort, while J.J. O’Brien (10 points) and Tyrone Wallace (12 points) also scored in double figures for Salt Lake City.

The Stars narrowly outscored the Nets in the third to maintain their lead, 93-85, through three quarters, before Long Island rallied for the win in the game’s final quarter.

Long Island outscored the Stars 39-28 in the fourth quarter, led by 13 points from Moore and 11 points from Hunter, and secured the win after taking their first lead of the second half, 117-116, with 1:49 remaining in the game.

Sims led Salt Lake City’s effort with a double-double, recording 28 points and a game-high 16 rebounds with three steals in 40 minutes, while Wallace and Sundiata Gaines also added 18 points apiece for the Stars.

The Nets will travel to Delaware to face the 87ers on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. EDT, while Salt Lake City will head to Greensboro to play the Swarm on Thursday, March 23 at 5 p.m. MDT.

 

About the Long Island Nets

The Long Island Nets are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets. In the team’s inaugural 2016-17 season, the Long Island Nets play home games at Barclays Center and practice at HSS Training Center in Brooklyn. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented by New York Community Bank will become the permanent home of the team starting with the 2017-18 season, following the venue’s extensive renovation. For more information, please visit longislandnets.com and follow @longislandnets on Twitter and Instagram.




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