Down as many as 14 points, the G League Ignite stormed back for a double-digit win of their own. The rally saw the team’s defensive front allow its lowest point total this season.
The Ignite beat Oklahoma City, 110-95, Wednesday, Nov. 16 from Paycom Center. The win marks the team’s first win against the Blue this season after losing the first two meetings including the first of this back-to-back in OKC.
It’s the second win overall for the NBA’s developmental group to improve to 2-4 this season.
The team will return home for a rematch with Salt Lake City Friday, Nov. 18 from The Dollar Loan Center. The Stars won the first matchup, 120-119, Nov. 6 from The DLC.
Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
A 20-5 run to close the game, stole victory from the jaws of defeat for the Ignite. With the game tied at 90 apiece a 10-0 road team run, all scored by guard Scoot Henderson, flipped the game on its ear.
Henderson crossed into the 20-point threshold with a three-pointer that gave the Ignite a 93-90 lead.
From there he would score on a running layup, three-pointer and driving layup to give the Ignite the 10-point lead. He finished with 27 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
On the flip side, the team was down 10 points with as little as the 10:47-mark of the fourth quarter. OKC led by as many as 14 points, built during the first quarter.
Both of the Ignite’s wins this season have been comebacks.
For a brief moment in the second quarter, the Ignite cut the deficit to seven before the home team pushed it back to 12. By halftime, the difference was eight.
Guard Aubrey Dawkins cut into the lead more with a third quarter and-one that knocked it down to six. Fellow guard Marcus Graves added an and-one, this time to trim it to five before adding a free throw to his efforts.
Dawkins and Graves were two of four bench players to score in double-figures on the night, adding 15 and 10 points respectively.
Forward Efe Abogidi chipped in with 11 points while guard Pooh Jeter poured in 10 points.
Center Eric Mika was the only other starter to score in double-figures, adding 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
Mika scored eight points in the first quarter and was involved in a face-to-face verbal spat with OKC forward DJ Wilson in the fourth quarter. Both players were assessed technical fouls.