Farrell’s Dunk Hits Game-Winner Over Long Island Nets
WILMINGTON (DE): The Delaware Blue Coats defeated the Long Island Nets (21-12), 109-107, following Matt Farrell’s game-winning dunk with 1.1 seconds remaining on Thursday night at the 76ers Fieldhouse. The win couldn’t had happened any better!
The Blue Coats trailed behind the Nets all the way to halftime. By then the score was 52-51, and by four points heading into the fourth quarter. The team committed a season-low 11 turnovers in the win.
Rashad Vaughn paced the Blue Coats with a game-high 25 points (10-18 fg, 3-8 3fg, 2-2 ft) in 34 minutes.
Jared Brownridge poured in 21 points (8-18 fg, 4-9 3fg, 1-1 ft) and dished out six assists in 36 minutes.
Justin Patton, in his second consecutive game on assignment from the 76ers, tallied 14 points (7-13 fg, 0-1 3fg, 0-2 ft), nine rebounds and three blocks in 14 minutes as a reserve.
Farrell finished with 13 points (5-14 fg, 3-7 3fg), six rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes for the home team.
D.J. Hogg’s blocked shot with less than 30 seconds remaining gave the Blue Coats possession with the ball in Farrell’s hands.
“That’s a play we run fairly often,” said head coach Connor Johnson. “It’s kind of like a ‘choose your own’ story. We could have called a timeout and then let them set their defense, but we’ve worked on these plays a lot. The guys know what to do and at the end it’s Matt [Farrell] making a read.”
The Delaware Blue Coats (13-19) is the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers
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