WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Capital City Go-Go (5-4), the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, defeated the Greensboro Swarm (3-6), 123-117, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday afternoon.
In their second meeting of the weekend, the Go-Go and Swarm exchanged baskets through most of the first quarter. Capital City began an 11-0 run late in the first quarter, extending it to the 9:30 mark of the second quarter as they took a 10-point lead. The Go-Go were able to build off the advantage as they carried a 15-point lead into the break, while holding the Swarm to just 39 percent shooting from the field.
The second half began with a quick 17-6 Greensboro run as they cut the Capital City lead to just 73-69. The Go-Go answered back with a 9-0 run of their own, pushing their lead to 13. With Greensboro nipping at the advantage, Capital City was able to make a final 21-6 run into the midway-point of the fourth quarter, creating an insurmountable 18-point advantage.
The Go-Go reserves were the difference in the game, as they outscored the Swarm reserves 34-17 and had three different players finishing with +16-or-higher rating. Anzejs Pasecniks led the bench effort with 13 points, five rebounds and a +20 rating. Ike Iroegbu also finished with a +20 rating in just 11:43 of game time, while Noah Allen ended with a +16 rating, seven points and six rebounds in the game.
Capital City’s starters saw three different players score 20-or-more points, led by Jalen Jones’s game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds – his second-consecutive game with a double-double and third overall on the season. Jerian Grant added his second 20-point effort of the year with 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Wizards’ assignee Admiral Schofield bounced back with a 21-point, six rebound effort. The Go-Go shot 52.9 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Swarm 47-38 and made 15 of their 21 free throws on the night.
Greensboro saw all five starters score in double figures for the second-consecutive game, led by Charlotte two-way player Robert Franks’s 24 points. Both Martin twins were assigned to the Swarm for the second-straight game, Caleb finishing with 23 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Cody ending with 18 points and nine rebounds. Jalen McDaniels (17) and Kobi Simmons (18) also scored in double-figures for the Swarm. Greensboro finished the game 7-35 (.200) from three, a season-low in makes and percentage.