Blue Coats Top Raptors 905 on Way to Eastern Conference Championship
Brianna Mac Kay /April 11, 2022
The Delaware Blue Coats are officially going to the NBA G League Championships for the second year in a row. On Sunday night in Toronto, the three seed Coats upset top-seeded Raptors 905 143-139 in the Eastern Conference Championship.
Delaware took the lead in the first quarter and by halftime, the Blue Coats had already scored 81 points on the league’s top-rated defense.
Turnover ratio played a big role in the contest, as the 905 gave up the ball 20 times compared to the Blue Coats’ ten. Delaware’s shooting was also just better than the Raptors throughout the four quarters, as they shot 50% from the field and 41% from three.
- Powell a force to be reckoned with from off the bench, scoring 34 points while going 4-6 from downtown.
Charlie Brown Jr.
- Brown Jr. continued to be a huge asset for Delaware, as he recorded 28 points and grabbed eight boards.
- In his first ever start for the team, Mane put up 16 points.
- Henry just missed out on a triple-double, scoring 23 points, grabbing eight rebounds, and dishing out nine assists on the night.
The Blue Coats are Championship-bound and will play a best-of-three series against the Western Conference Champions, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
They will be traveling to Texas for game one on Tuesday, April 12 with tipoff set for 9:00 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on ESPN2 and listened to on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM.
Brianna Mac Kay is a student at Rowan University and contributor for the Delaware Blue Coats. To read more of her work, visit TheWhitOnline.com.