WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Capital City Go-Go (4-4), the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, were defeated by the Greensboro Swarm (3-5), 108-94, in the first of two meetings in the Nation’s Capital this weekend. The two teams will also meet on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.
The game began with back-and-forth scoring runs, with Greensboro clinging to a 15-14 lead despite a 14-0 Go-Go run. A close first quarter closed with a Tyler Nelson three at the buzzer to give the Swarm a 29-26 lead. Greensboro was able to create some separation in the game with a late 12-2 run in the second quarter to give the Swarm a 64-52 halftime lead. Capital City was unable to overcome the 12-point halftime deficit, as Greensboro cruised in the second half for the win.
The Go-Go were led by Jalen Jones, who finished with a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth game with 20+ points this season and second double-double. Wizards’ assignee Justin Robinson added 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and five rebounds for the Go-Go, who were held under 100 points for the first time this season.
Greensboro saw all five starters score in double figures, with Charlotte two-way player Kobi Simmons and assignee Jalen McDaniels leading the team with 17 points apiece. Both of the Martin twins were assigned together to the Swarm for the first time this season, Caleb finishing with 15 points and five rebounds and Cody with 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Greensboro capitalized of Capital City’s 22 turnovers, converting them into 27 points.