WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Capital City Go-Go (23-23), the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, defeated the Erie BayHawks (20-24), 121-110, on Tuesday night in the District. With the win, Capital City earned a split in the season series with Erie, with the home team winning all four matchups.
The two teams — meeting for the second-consecutive game and the fourth time in the last two-and-a-half weeks – had a seesaw battle in the first half, which featured five lead changes and five ties. The Go-Go led at the break, 52-51, propelled by Darel Poirier’s 16 points.
After not playing in the first half, Dikembe Dixson was inserted into the game with 9:38 remaining in the third quarter, providing an immediate spark for the Go-Go. Dixson surpassed his previous season high of nine points in just seven minutes of game time – finishing the third quarter with 15 points and a plus-10 rating. The Go-Go carried their hot shooting into the fourth, finishing the second half shooting 61 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from three. Capital City outscored Erie 69-59 in the second half en route to victory. Dixson finished the game with 21 points off the bench, all which came in the second half.
Wizards’ assignment player Chasson Randle ended with a game-high 28 points in his first game with the Go-Go since December 13. Darel Poirier tied his season high with 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field with five rebounds. Chris Chiozza led all players with 13 assists, his ninth double-digit assist game of the season. Capital City shot 53.5 percent from the field and 53.1 percent from three in the win – pushing their record to 11-1 this season when finishing a game shooting above 50 percent from the field.
Cat Barber led the BayHawks with 25 points and eight assists, his fifth 20-plus-point effort since joining Erie in February. Jaylen Morris added 20 points for his sixth 20-point game this year. Isaac Humphries added 19 points and six rebounds, while Sanjay Lumpkin and Craig Sword each finished with 14 points apiece. Erie shot well from the field, too, as they finished the game at 52.4 percent from the field — their highest percentage in a loss this season.