NBA G League Showcase 2018: Day 1 Recap

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).

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Marcus Thornton, Grand Rapids

23 Points


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Georges Niang, Santa Cruz

19 Points, 6 Boards

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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).

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Raphiael Putney, Erie

23p, 6r, 6a


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Mike Young, Northern Arizona

12 Points, 11 Boards

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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).

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Jaron Blossomgame, Austin

26 Points, 6 Rebounds

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Jaylen Johnson, Windy City

22 Points, 15 Boards

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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).

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Tyler Roberson, Agua Caliente

23 Points, 15 Rebounds


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Cat Barber, Greensboro

19p, 9r, 14a

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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.

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Jameel Warney, Texas

24 Points, 11 Boards, 6 Blocks


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Joel Bolomboy, Wisconsin Herd

24 Points, 18 Boards

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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).

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Luke Kornet, Westchester

20 Points, 8 Boards


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RJ Hunter, RGV

25 Points

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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).

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Caleb Swanigan, Canton

13 Points, 16 Boards, 4 Assists


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JaCorey Williams, Canton

22 Points, 6 Boards

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