ERIE, Penn. — The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club (6-5) stung the Greensboro Swarm (4-8), 125-112, tonight inside Erie Insurance Arena. Erie finished its three-game homestand with a 2-1 record.
The BayHawks notched a 27-59 (.458) clip from three-point territory in tonight’s win. Erie’s 27 made triples marks a franchise record (previously 19-vs. Westchester, Nov. 16, 2018), a 2018-19 NBA G League season high (previously 24-Sioux Falls at Salt Lake, Nov. 12, 2018) and is third-most all-time in NBA G League history (league-high 31-Reno vs. Santa Cruz, Jan. 31, 2015). The BayHawks dished out over 30 assists for the second straight game, marking the third 30+ assist game of the season.
Fresh off of his first-ever triple-double, Jaylen Adams notched an 18-point, game-high 10-assist double-double. Along with his 18 points and 10 assists, Adams tallied five rebounds and three steals in 33.5 minutes of play. John Gillon poured in a game-high 22 points, in addition to a team-high tying four steals, three assists and three rebounds in 30.1 minutes. Jeremy Hollowell and Jordan Sibert each poured in 20+ points as reserves tonight, scoring 21 and 20, respectively. Hollowell also pulled down a game-high tying 11 rebounds in 28.3 minutes.
Both Charlotte Hornets two-way players tallied 20 points for the Swarm. Joe Chealey finished tonight’s contest with 20 points, eight rebounds and a team-high six assists in 32.1 minutes. J.P. Macura notched 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in 31.3 minutes. Chinanu Onuaku recorded a double-double, finishing with 11 points on 4-6 (.667) shooting from the floor, a game-high tying 11 rebounds, three assists, a game-high five steals and one block in 28.6 minutes of action. The Swarm held a 26-point advantage in points in the paint (52-26).
Greensboro jumped out to an early 11-0 lead in tonight’s contest. The BayHawks responded by going on a 35-21 run to finish the opening quarter. After the first 12 minutes of play, Erie held a 35-32 advantage. The BayHawks drained 13 three-pointers in the opening half, to take an eight-point, 68-60, lead heading into intermission.
The Swarm took a one-point, 77-76, lead at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter off of a Jaylen Barford triple. Erie regained the lead on the following possession, as Atlanta Hawks two-way guard, Jaylen Adams, buried a three-pointer of his own. Heading into the fourth quarter, the BayHawks found themselves with a 95-87 lead. Erie extended its lead throughout the final quarter of action, finishing tonight’s battle with a 125-112 win.