LONG ISLAND (November 28, 2017) – The Long Island Nets (6-4), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Grand Rapids Drive (4-8) 106-86 on Tuesday afternoon at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Long Island guard Milton Doyle led the way for the home team with a game-high 32 points, six rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes off the bench. He shot .667 (12-of-18) from the field and .700 (7-of-10) from beyond the arc in the victory, while Nets forward Kamari Murphy notched his fifth double-double of the season in the game with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 32 minutes.
Drive center Landry Nnoko (14 points and 12 rebounds in 34 minutes) and guard Kenneth Smith (11 points and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes) also recorded double-doubles in the contest.
As a team, Long Island shot a franchise record .591 (13-of-22) from 3-point range in the win. Long Island led by three, 45-42, at halftime and then outscored the Drive 26-18 in the third quarter to gain momentum. The Nets never trailed in the second half, doing so in their second straight game, with Doyle leading the way for the Nets in the game’s final period, scoring 12 points (4-of-4 3FG) in seven minutes as the team outscored Grand Rapids 35-26.
The Nets play their next game on the road, a 7 p.m. ET contest at the Canton Charge on Friday, December 1, while the Drive will host the Lakeland Magic next at home on Thursday, November 30, at 7 p.m. ET.