GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, nearly pulled off a 17-point comeback against the Windy City Bulls on Friday night at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex but the rally came up just shy in the final 60 seconds in a 105-99 defeat.
Greensboro (14-29) trailed Windy City (22-22) by two points at halftime but the Bulls raced its lead to as high as 17 points during the third quarter. The Bulls, who outscored the Swarm by 12 points in the third quarter, were led by center Tyler Harris who had 11 of his 22 points in the third.
However, the Swarm rallied in the fourth, going on a 15-6 run to pull within one possession of the Bulls, 95-93. Both sides would trade baskets until Bulls forward Jarell Eddie hit a 3-pointer to push Windy City’s lead to 102-97 with 54.0 seconds left. Greensboro would foul but it the Bulls put the game away by making their free throws.
Swarm guard Cat Barber led all players with 29 points off the bench on 10-of-21 shooting. Guard Damien Wilkins added 15 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals. Forward Luke Petrasek had a productive effort of 14 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Along with his 22 points, Harris had six rebounds, four steals and two assists for the Bulls. Guard Ryan Arcidiacono had 14 points, 13 assists, five rebounds and four steals. Forward CJ Fair had 16 points and five rebounds.
The Bulls forced 26 turnovers, 18 coming on steals. They produced 34 points off those turnovers.