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Ignite run out of Stockton, lose to Kings by 30

With only 10 players in uniform, the NBA G League Ignite were nearly ran off-the-court, losing its most recent game by 30 points.

Stockton whupped the Ignite, 120-90, Sunday, March 19 from the Stockton Arena. The loss brings this year’s developmental team to a three-game slide while dropping to 11-19 on the year with two more games to play this season.

In the team’s home finale, the Ignite will host the Oklahoma City Blue Thursday, March 23 from The Dollar Loan Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

From the very beginning, Stockton was all over the Ignite, jumping out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter. A lot of the lead was built on the pressure of a full-court press defense.

By the 2:15-mark of the second quarter, the Kings pulled off back-to-back alley-oops for an 18-point lead. Before halftime, the home team would have the Ignite down by as many as 20 points.

That lead ballooned to 30 points in the second half as Stockton continued to take advantage of the short rotation of its opponent, whipping the ball around the hardwood to the tune of 35 assists on 49 made field goals. On the other end, the Ignite were able to compile 13 assists on 33 makes from the floor.

Despite the Ignite shooting 40% from the field, the Kings countered with a 60%-mark of their own. This was highlighted by a 18-for-41 finish from three-point range while holding the Ignite to 3-of-17 from distance.

Six players were listed as out for this game including guards Scoot Henderson and Marcus Graves, along with forwards Leonard Miller, Babacar Sane and Efe Abogidi, who hasn’t played since undergoing knee surgery earlier this year.

Center Eric Mika led the team in scoring with 16 points on 3-of-7 shooting with a perfect 5-for-5-mark from the free throw line. He ended the night with five rebounds after entering the game with just over eight and a half rebounds per game.

Guard Mojave King played 41 minutes of the 48-minute game, picking up his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. King finished with a 50% shooting percentage with one made three.

Guard London Johnson added 14 points in his starting role in place of the aforementioned Henderson.

Two players scored in double-figures off-the-bench led by guard Cameron Young’s 12 points followed by 11 points from fellow guard Pooh Jeter.

Guard Sidy Cissoko was the final Ignite player to reach double-digit scoring with 10 points on 5-of-15 from the field. This final stat line came after a six-point, 3-for-4 start to the game for Cissoko.

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