Hustle top G League Ignite 123-97 for sixth straight win
By Memphis Hustle Staff /February 25, 2023
The Memphis Hustle (16-5), the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, defeated the G League Ignite (7-13) 123-97 on Friday night as the Hustle swept the back-to-back series at Landers Center.
On assignment from the Grizzlies, Ziaire Williams set a G League career-high with 24 points and 11 rebounds giving him his second double-double of the season. Vince Williams Jr. tallied 20 points and six rebounds. Kennedy Chandler scored 15 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Jacob Gilyard dished out 14 assists to set a new single-season high for the Hustle. His 343 assists this season surpassed the previous mark of 341 set by Ahmad Caver last season. Matt Hurtchipped in 16 points off the bench. Jake LaRavia drilled three of his seven attempts from beyond the arc and finished with 13 points on the night.
Sidy Cissoko had another career night, setting a new personal best with 24 points after scoring 23 points last game. Leonard Miller secured his ninth double-double of the season totaling 17 points and 16 rebounds. London Johnson contributed 16 points off the bench. John Jenkins finished with 13 points. Scoot Henderson finished with 10 points, four rebounds and six assists.
The Hustle led wire-to-wire, taking an 11-point lead at the end of the first quarter and using a 9-0 run to go up by 25 at halftime. Memphis led by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter.
Memphis limited the Ignite to 36.7% shooting from the field and 21.9% from beyond the arc. The Hustle, meanwhile, made 10 of their first 16 attempts from beyond the arc before finishing the game shooting a season-high 45.9% from beyond the arc. Memphis also grabbed a season-high 60 rebounds to 46 boards for the Ignite.
The Hustle extended their winning streak to six games, with three games remaining on the five-game home stand. The Hustle will return to the court Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. for a matchup against the Grand Rapids Gold.
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