WILMINGTON – JANUARY 8 – The Delaware Blue Coats (3-3) defeated the Greensboro Swarm (1-4) 121-117 on Sunday afternoon at Chase Fieldhouse.
Mac McClung led the way for the Blue Coats, scoring 27 points on 9-14 shooting. Louis King also shot 9-14 from the field, scoring 26. Julian Champagnie and Michael Foster Jr. chipped in 16 and 13 points, respectively, while both Braxton Key and Charlie Brown Jr. contributed 10 points off the bench.
The two teams went into the halftime locker room tied at 65. After the back-and-forth first half, the Coats started the third quarter with a 21-4 run and never looked back. The Swarm made a push, outscoring the Blue Coats 48-35 the rest of the way, but Delaware ultimately held on for the win.
Theo Maledon was the top scorer for the Swarm, totaling 26 points to follow up his 23-point performance on Friday. Kobi Simmons scored 20 points on 8-11 shooting, while both Maledon and Simmons also dished out seven assists. Four other players scored in double digits for the Swarm, including Xavier Sneed (18), Jalen Crutcher (16), Kai Jones (10) and Jaylen Sims (10).
The Blue Coats will hit the road on Thursday, Jan. 12 to face the Maine Celtics. The game is set to tipoff at 7:00 p.m on ESPN+.
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.
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