LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The Long Island Nets (8-5), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, fell 111-94 to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (12-3) on Wednesday night at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It was the 12th straight win for the Vipers, who snapped the Nets’ longest winning streak in franchise history (four straight victories from November 25 – December 3).
Jeremy Senglin led Long Island with a team-high 22 points, six rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes off the bench, while Tahjere McCall added 16 points (6-of-9 FG, 3-of-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a Nets’ season-high-tying five steals in 39 minutes in the loss. Milton Doyle also totaled 15 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes in the effort.
Three Vipers recorded double-doubles in the team’s victory, led by a game-high 28 points and a game-high-tying 11 rebounds in 38 minutes from Danuel House. Monte Morris (18 points, 11 rebounds) and Houston Rockets assignee Chinanu Onuaku (14 points, 11 rebounds) also posted double-doubles for RGV in the win, while R.J. Hunter added 23 points, five rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes.
Rio Grande Valley shot 56.0 percent from the field to take an 11-point lead, 34-23, after the first quarter and outscored the Nets 29-12 in the second period to extend their lead to 63-35 at halftime. House (18 points), Tony Wroten (14 points) and Hunter (12 points) all scored in double figures in the first half for the Vipers, while Senglin (nine points) led the way for Long Island.
Long Island attempted a comeback after the break and outscored Rio Grande Valley 59-48 in the second half. The Nets’ defense held the Vipers to 36.6 percent shooting from the field and 25.0 percent shooting from distance in the second half, but the Nets couldn’t overcome the game’s early deficit to earn a victory.