The Memphis Hustle snapped its four-game losing streak with a 124-119 win over the Maine Red Claws Saturday on the final day of NBA G League Showcase at Mississauga SportZone.Trahson Burrell (15 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) posted the first triple-double in franchise history.
In addition to Burrell’s triple-double, new Grizzlies two-way player Myke Henry stole the show on his first day with the team by scoring 15 of his 26 points (9-18 FG, 6-12 3P) in the fourth quarter. Memphis would regain the lead on a Henry three-pointer with 4:58 remaining. Maine would reclaim a 115-112 lead, but Henry responded with another three to tie the game at 115 with 2:10 remaining. After a Maine basket on the next possession, Henry nailed another three to give the Hustle the lead for good. Memphis’ chances were bolstered in the final minute with a Henry layup and a drawn charge by Jeremy Morganto foul out Anthony Bennett. Henry sealed the game by hitting two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining
Marquis Teague led the Hustle in scoring by posting 21 of his 25 points (11-17 FG) in the second half. Durand Scott shot 6-of-10 from the field and knocked down all three of his three-point attempts to drop 15 points off the bench. Austin Nichols scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and two-way player Kobi Simmons (13 points) also reached double digits.
L.J. Peak led the Red Claws with 25 points while shooting 10-of-14 from the field. Bennett (20 points, 10 rebounds) posted a double-double for Maine. Andrew White added 21 points of his own on 5-of-9 shooting from three. Kadeem Allen scored 19 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists. Trey Davis (17 points) and Josh Adeyeye (13 points) scored in double figures off the bench.
After going back and forth most of the first half, the Red Claws closed the second quarter on a 20-9 run to take a 63-52 lead into halftime while shooting 10-of-17 (.588) from three-point range. Maine would lead by as many as 12 in the third quarter before the Hustle began chipping away at the lead en route to a 72-56 second half advantage. Maine would shoot just 4-of-18 (.222) beyond the arc in the second half after its first half barrage. Memphis shot 28-of-44 (.636) from the field in the second half and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc.
The Hustle will travel to the Lone Star state for a road game against the Texas Legends on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Memphis’ next home game will come on January 27 at 7 p.m. against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Tickets are still available and start for as low as $10. Fans can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at MemphisHustle.com or by calling (901) 888-Hoop.