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NBA G League Weekend Recap: The Santa Cruz Warriors Sprint Towards Win Record

By Keith Schlosser | November 26, 2018

After hitting the pause button to celebrate Thanksgiving and get their quick turkey fix, the NBA G League’s talented mix of prospects hit the hardwood and resumed work as usual this past weekend. Here’s a rewind back to three of the top storylines from the weekend’s packed few days of action.

The Santa Cruz Warriors Are Chasing History

By securing another win on Friday night, the Santa Cruz Warriors’ 8-0 start is the second best start in NBA G League history. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers put together a 9-0 start back in 2013-14, and Santa Cruz is steadily approaching in hopes of tying the mark. They play the Agua Caliente Clippers on Monday night, and should they come out victorious in that contest, they’ll have the opportunity to make history of their own and stand as the sole owner of the record if they keep the wins keep coming later this week.

Jevon Carter Flirts With Playing Double Duty

As a Grizzlies’ assignee, Carter has been lighting it up this season, averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 assists through eight games. He put the most emphatic of exclamation points on his thorough assignment, exploding for 30 points and four steals despite a Hustle loss to the Blue on Sunday afternoon. The organization still recognized his efforts and he was called up in time for the Grizzlies’ game against the New York Knicks later that same evening. While he didn’t appear in the contest, he was in uniform and ready to go despite the quick same day turnaround. Making two game appearances in one day would have been quite the story for the 23-year-old West Virginia product, still waiting to make his NBA rookie debut. His recent play in the G League should be a sign it’s only a matter of time before he does.

Allonzo Trier Continues To Make The Big Apple His Home

Up, up and away. Trier continues to soar in New York as he headlines all Two-Way Players at the NBA level thus far. A consistent double-digit scoring threat, the young gun’s 25-point, eight-rebound, and four-assist effort on Friday night propelled a Knicks win over the Pelicans. Such an impressive outing helped the Arizona product join rare company, but setting himself apart from the pack is nothing new for Trier this season. The 6-foot-5 wing has becoming a staple at the NBA stage and with his 45 allocated days as a Two-Way Player winding down, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next. This confident neophyte is already comfortable at the next level, but it’s thanks to his current contract status that he was granted this window for success.

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