LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22, 2018 – The Oklahoma City Blue (15-4) held off the Long Island Nets (12-6) in the final minutes to earn the 112-108 victory at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase.
After a fadeaway shot from Scotty Hopson tied the game at 108-all, Dez Wells hit the go-ahead shot for the Blue with 51.4 seconds left and blocked a layup from Mitchell Creek to seal the victory.
“This was a great team win,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “The game was physical and it wasn’t perfect but I thought we showed great resilience throughout and competed for 48 minutes.”
Hopson contributed 17 points, with 14 coming in the second half, while Wells tallied eight points. Oklahoma City was led by two-way player Deonte Burton who scored 21 points on 9-of-15 from the field and had six rebounds and four assists, while fellow two-way player Tyler Davis added eight points and eight rebounds.
Long Island’s Alan Williams notched 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.
Oklahoma City returns to action on Friday, Dec. 28 versus the Windy City Bulls at 7 p.m. in the Cox Convention Center.