LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The Long Island Nets (19-16), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, topped the Raptors 905 (21-14) 125-119 on Tuesday night at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Forward Milton Doyle recorded Long Island’s first triple-double in franchise history with a game-high and career-high 42 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 39 minutes. He shot .667 (14-of-21) from the field and .733 (11-of-15) from 3-point range to become the second player this season and in Long Island Nets’ history to have a 40-point game.
Guard Shannon Scott also reached double figures in assists for the Nets. His 10 points and 10 assists in 29 minutes gave him his first double-double of the season and his third game of 10 or more assists. Kamari Murphy (18 points), Tahjere McCall (18 points), Akil Mitchell (14 points) and Jeremy Senglin (12 points) also scored in double figures for Long Island.
For the 905, forward Malcolm Miller had a team-high 26 points with three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes, while five other Raptors players scored in double figures as well. Center Kennedy Meeks (11 points, 11 rebounds) and guard Lorenzo Brown (25 points, 13 assists) recorded double-doubles for the visitors.
The Nets were outscored 38-25 in the first quarter but were able to bring the score to within four at halftime with 37 points in the second quarter compared to the 905’s 28 points. The third quarter was almost identical, with Long Island outscoring Raptors 36-26. The Nets were able to regain a lead with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and never looked back, earning the 125-119 victory.