The Capital City Go-Go (4-6) were defeated by the Raptors 905 (12-3), 110-102, Saturday night at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.
Trailing by as many as 13 in the first half, the 905 charged back in the second half and put the game away with an 8-1 run over the last 3:27 of the game. The 905 were led by NBA G League leading scorer and Raptors’ two-way player, Chris Boucher, who poured in 28 points and five rebounds in the contest. Rodney Pryor scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, including five points in the 905’s final run after a Tiwian Kendley three-pointer put the Go-Go within one. Kendley finished with 15 points off the bench for Capital City in the game.
Toronto’s other two-way player, Jordan Loyd, tallied 22 points and 10 assists for his eighth 20-point game of the season, and his first double-double. The 905 went 15-of-38 (.395) from three, making seven more threes than the Go-Go. The 905 also forced the Go-Go into 26 turnovers, leading to 26 points.
Chasson Randle led the Go-Go with 22 points, his fifth 20-point game in five games played with the team this season. Two-way player, Devin Robinson, tallied his team-leading sixth double-double of the season with 20 points and a season-high 17 rebounds. Wizards’ first-round draft pick, Troy Brown Jr., tacked on 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
The Go-Go will head to the West Coast next week for their longest road trip of the season, beginning on Tuesday, December 11 against the Northern Arizona Suns. The 905 will head home to face Oklahoma City on Wednesday, December 12.
GO-GO HEAD COACH JARELL CHRISTIAN
On tonight’s game:
“I’m proud of our guys. I thought they fought [and] I thought they competed really hard. The effort was there. The attention to detail was there for most of the game. We came up a little short, but I was proud of the effort. I thought if we executed a little bit better down the stretch [and] executed some of the fast break opportunities that we missed out on, it would have been a different outcome.”
On playing without Jordan McRae:
“We obviously take a next man up mentality. Obviously, we’ve had Troy Brown [Jr.] to kind of fill in for some of those dark minutes. I just want to say it’s a pleasure coaching these guys. Being able to work with them in practice. They come in every day with the right mindset ready to work. Jordan obviously is a good player. We miss him at times, but next man up mentality. Next man up mentality.”
GO-GO FORWARD TROY BROWN JR.
On how the team played:
“Just a lot of stuff that I felt like we kind of inflicted on ourselves. Defensively, I did not feel like we did a good job. A lot of stuff that we just have to work on and get back into practice, and go over film and make sure it does not happen again.”
On the upcoming road trip and what he can emphasize to his teammates after experiencing trips with the Wizards:
“Honestly, it is just about preparation. That is the biggest thing. Getting sleep you need, making sure that you are doing everything, hitting the recovery times and stuff like that. That would be my biggest thing and just making sure that is emphasized.”
On what the Wizards staff communicate to him when he is down with the Go-Go:
“Just defensively making sure that I am playing defense, making plays for my teammates and being aggressive.”