Ignite end road trip winless after falling to Salt Lake City
In the final game of a four-game road trip, the legs just weren’t there for the NBA G League Ignite as the team dropped its fourth straight game.
The Ignite were doused by the Salt Lake City Stars, 121-90, Monday, Nov. 28 from Maverik Center, signifying the end of a four-game win trip. A trip where the NBA’s developmental team went without a win.
After three meetings so far this season, the Stars have taken two of them.
This season, the Ignite are 1-6 on the road and 3-8 overall. Currently, the team is last in the West.
Now, the Ignite will return home to The Dollar Loan Center to play the Stockton Kings, Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
The wire-to-wire win for Salt Lake City saw the home team go up by as many as 37 points in the fourth quarter and 23 points in the first half.
To start the game, the Stars opened the contest up, 6-0. In fact, they held the Ignite to just two points until the 6:55-mark of the first quarter.
Over the next two quarters, Salt Lake City outscored the Ignite, 61-35.
A 17-4 run by the home team to open the second quarter pushed the lead to 17. The second quarter lead eventually grew to 23 points.
The second half saw the Stars go on another run to open the frame, this time an 11-0 run to extend the lead to 29 points. By the end of the third quarter, the lead would get up to 35 points.
Ignite guard Cameron Young did most of the heavy-lifting in the first quarter scoring the team’s first four points of the game. That was just the beginning as he scored nine of the team’s first 11 and eventually 14 of the team’s first 16 points of the night.
By halftime, Young had 20 points in the score column and even had a highlight-reel poster while finishing through the foul. Forward Efe Abogidi had one of his own in the fourth quarter with the game well out of reach.
Young finished with a game-high 28 points on 9-of-16 from the field including two made three-pointers. Monday’s game marked the fourth game of the year for Young after dealing with a concussion earlier in the season.
He was the lone Ignite player in double-figures until the fourth quarter when forward Leonard Miller and guard Mojave King joined him.
Miller chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds while King added 11 points and two assists.
The Stars countered with six players in double-figures, all of which scored at least 13 points.