EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Iowa Wolves (9-23) fell to the South Bay Lakers (12-18) 117-101 on the road Friday night, despite a 35-point outburst from Darius Johnson-Odom.
Only eight players received minutes for the Wolves during tonight’s contest. No two-way players suited up for Iowa against South Bay, just one night removed from having three two-way players take the floor in Stockton.
Johnson-Odom continued his torrid pace as of late on the offensive end and is now averaging 30.0 points in his last three outings. The combo guard added seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots to his stat line while shooting 11-of-22 from the floor.
Marquise Moore finished with a season-high 19 points to go along with six rebounds and a team-high five assists on the evening.
Defensively, the Wolves allowed the Lakers to shoot 57.0% from the floor, well above the Lakers’ season average.
Forward Evan Smotrycz contributed off the bench for Iowa, adding 15 points and four assists while sinking three shots from beyond the perimeter.
NBA veteran Hakim Warrick shot an efficient 7-of-9 from the floor en route to 14 points in a starting role for the Wolves.
Isaac Bonga finished with a team-high 30 points and nine rebounds for South Bay, just missing out on a double-double. Scott Machado finished with 19 points and a game-high 10 assists for the Lakers.