ORLANDO — The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, fell to Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors affiliate), 126-117, on Friday at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Two-way player Grant Riller scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Swarm (4-6) while Nik Stauskas had 27 points to lead the 905 (7-3).
Riller, a native of Orlando, has scored at least 20 points in three straight games. He also had four assists and three steals in 30 minutes of action. The Swarm had another 20-plus point scorer in Kobi Simmons, who had 21 to go with 11 assists in 31 minutes for his second double-double of the single-site.
Stauskas’ big night came from deep range, shooting 7-of-11 on threes. Including Stauskas, the Raptors entire starting five scored in double figures as Alize Johnson had 25 points, Henry Ellenson chipped in 19, Matt Morgan scored 12 and Gary Payton II added 10. Donta Hall had 18 points off the bench.
Overall the 905 outshot the Swarm, 51 percent to 44. The Raptors attacked the rim all night, resulting in 62 points in the paint while Greensboro had 32. The Swarm did hit a season-high 18 3-pointers but it was not enough to catch the Raptors in the final minutes.
Other double-digit scorers for the Swarm include Admiral Schofield (13 points, six rebounds), Nate Darling (13 points) and Ahmed Hill (12 points, two steals).