The annual NBA G League Showcase is the marquee in-season scouting event of the NBA’s minor league. All 26 G League teams converge in one city to play in front of NBA general managers and player personnel executives from all 30 NBA teams.
Recap the best of Day 1 of 4 in Mississauga, Ontario, home of Raptors 905:
GAME 1: Santa Cruz 94, Grand Rapids 92
The Warriors and Drive started the week with a tightly-contest battle, with Golden State Warriors two-way player Quinn Cook stealing the show late for Santa Cruz (25 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals).
Marcus Thornton, Grand Rapids
GAME 2: Northern Arizona 102, Erie 96
NBA G League Player of the Week Josh Gray led the Suns to a six-point victory in the opening game of the week on the second game court at the Mississauga SportsZone (24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block).
Raphiael Putney, Erie
23p, 6r, 6a
GAME 3: Austin 119, Windy City 108
The Austin Spurs held off a high-scoring Windy City Bulls team with the combination of San Antonio Spurs two-way player Darrun Hilliard (20 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds) and San Antonio draft pick Jaron Blossomgame (26 points, 6 rebounds).
GAME 4: Agua Caliente 98, Greensboro 86
LaDontae Henton led the Clippers to a win over the Greensboro Swarm as the highest scorer of Day 1 (31 Points, 4 Rebounds).
Tyler Roberson, Agua Caliente
23 Points, 15 Rebounds
GAME 5: Texas 124, Wisconsin 113
Dallas Mavericks assignee Johnathan Motley (24 points, 14 rebounds, 6 steals, 5 assists, 3 blocks) was a machine for the Texas Legends in a back-and-forth affair against the Wisconsin Herd.
Jameel Warney, Texas
24 Points, 11 Boards, 6 Blocks
GAME 6: Rio Grande Valley 127, Westchester 114
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers held off the Westchester Knicks thanks to a big game from RJ Hunter (25 points, 6-for-13 from 3-point land) and Demetrius Jackson (34 points, 5 assists).
Luke Kornet, Westchester
20 Points, 8 Boards
GAME 7: Iowa 100, Canton 97
The Iowa Wolves roared back in the second half after the Canton Charge took a 61-41 halftime lead. Amile Jefferson continued his hot play to spearhead the comeback (29 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists).
Caleb Swanigan, Canton
13 Points, 16 Boards, 4 Assists