Eight teams – Raptors 905, Santa Cruz Warriors, Erie BayHawks, Delaware Blue Coats, Austin Spurs, Lakeland Magic, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and NBA G League Ignite – have advanced to the 2021 NBA G League Playoffs. The Playoffs begin today and culminate with the NBA G Final presented by YouTube TV on Thursday, March 11.
Raptors 905 (12-3) finished the regular season as the league leader in points (123.8) and assists (28.9). The top-seeded team is propelled by forwards Henry Ellenson (21.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG) and Alize Johnson (16.6 PPG, 13.3 RPG). Ellenson was named NBA G League Player of the Week for Week 4 after averaging 25.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in four games.
In his second season as head coach, Kris Weems has the Warriors entering the Playoffs with significant momentum. Santa Cruz has won nine of its last 10 games. Guard Jeremy Lin has sparked the team with averages of 19.8 points and 6.4 assits in nine games.
Here Comes Delaware
The Blue Coats will participate in the Playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Philadelphia 76ers two-way player Paul Reed (22.3 PPG, 11.8 RPG) helped lead the team to the third seed.