WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, defeated the Greensboro Swarm in a thrilling game, 111-108, on Friday night in the nation’s capital.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with each team taking double-digit leads at different points of the game. Greensboro seemingly took control of the game in the third quarter, as they outscored Capital City 32-21 in the frame. Charlotte Hornets’ assignment players Dwayne Bacon and Devonte Graham scored 22 of the Swarm’s 32 third quarter points.
The Go-Go responded strongly through the start of the fourth, charging back to tie the game at 86 with eight minutes remaining. Capital City continued with an 8-1 run, punctuated by Washington Wizards assignment player Troy Brown Jr.’s no-look dime to Noah Allen to take a 100-93 lead with 3:50 remaining. Devonte Graham scored 15-straight points for the Swarm, giving them a 108-107 lead with 1:13 remaining. A Troy Brown Jr. three-pointer gave the Go-Go a 110-108 lead with 11.6 seconds left, and a missed Greensboro three and a Troy Brown Jr. free throw ultimately iced the game for Capital City. With 2.6 seconds remaining, the Swarm threw its chance to tie out of bounds and Bacon’s three bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
The Go-Go shot 51.2% from the field and were led by Wizards’ two-way player Jordan McRae’s 33 points and Wizards assignee Troy Brown, Jr’s 22 points. McRae’s 33-point effort was his 10th in his last 12 games with the Go-Go. Michael Orris added a career-high 11 points on 5-9 shooting.
Devonte Graham led the Swarm with 42 points. Dwayne Bacon (15), Joe Chealey (12), Jaylen Barford (12) and Sam Thompson (10) all scored in double figures for the Swarm.