WILMINGTON – DECEMBER 27 – The Delaware Blue Coats (0-1) dropped their regular season opener to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (1-0) 139-99 on Tuesday night at Chase Fieldhouse.
The Blue Coats had an early first quarter lead that was overcome by a 51-point second quarter, including a 24-0, run by the Vipers. The attack was led by Trevor Hudgins who had 23 points in the quarter—and 35 for the game – while shooting 7-9 from beyond the arc.
Darius Day added 28 points, on 10-17 shooting, and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season, including Showcase play in .
Michael Foster Jr. led the way for the Blue Coats, dropping 18 points on 7-10 shooting while also grabbing four rebounds in 23 minutes of play. 76ers assignment player Jaden Springer poured in 17 points and had five steals. Mac McClung added 13 points off the bench on 6-7 shooting in 24 minutes of action.
The Coats will return to action on Friday night at Chase Fieldhouse. The game is set to tipoff at 7:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The team plays its home games at the all-new Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For ticket information, visit WWW.BLUECOATS.TEAM. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, training and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 30 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2022-23, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. A record 47 percent of all players on 2022-23 NBA opening night rosters boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.
Get your Coats on.