The Long Island Nets (31-15), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Erie BayHawks (21-25) 125-109 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The win is the Nets’ 10th in a row, which is the longest winning streak in the NBA G League this season. The team has also won eight straight home games, which also marks the longest streak in the league this season.
Long Island guard Jordan McLaughlin scored a team-high 27 points with five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in 35 minutes of action. Brooklyn two-way forward/center Alan Williams logged his 29th double-double of the season with 18 points and 18 rebounds along with a career-high seven assists in 31 minutes.
Long Island dominated the boards in the opening period with 20 rebounds compared to Erie’s five. This led to a seven-point lead heading into the second quarter by a score of 34-27. Erie battled back in the second, outscoring Long Island 30-27 and keeping the Nets under 40 percent shooting from the field. Long Island’s lead was cut down to four heading into halftime, 61-57.
The Nets came out looking to control the glass again and pulled down more than double the rebounds the BayHawks did in the third, 16-7. This led to Long Island having 11 second chance points compared to Erie’s two. Heading into the final period of play, the Nets extended to an 11-point lead, 95-84. Long Island coasted to the finish-line, leading by as many as 18 points before defeating Erie 125-109 for their 10th victory in a row.
Erie guard Cat Barber scored a game-high 35 points with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 37 minutes, while BayHawks guard Jaylen Morris scored 28 points with five rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block in 42 minutes.