Stockton, Calif. – The Memphis Hustle had its second four-game winning streak of the season snapped in a 103-94 loss to the Stockton Kings Saturday night at Stockton Arena. Memphis ended a six-game trip away from home with a 4-2 mark and Stockton moved to 11-7 on the season by sweeping a home back-to-back.
Memphis never led and would trail 39-24 at the end of the first quarter, additionally taking a 15-point deficit into the half. The Hustle held the Kings to 21-of-55 (.382) from the field in the first half but got bullied on the boards (37-23), including a 14-7 edge on the offensive glass, with the Kings outscoring them 15-4 in second chance situations. The deficit was cut to as little as seven with a minute to go in the game, but it was too much for Memphis to prevail.
Tyler Harvey led the Hustle with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting (5-9 3P) to go with six boards. Tarik Phillip chipped in with 15 points. Kyle Casey (14 points) and Dusty Hannahs (11 points) also reached double figures.
Kings two-way player Troy Williams had a monster night with 25 points and 15 boards in a reserve role. Cameron Reynolds also scored 20 points off the bench. Wenyen Gabriel poured in 13 points to give the Kings their top three scorers from the bench. Anthony Walker had a game-high 11 rebounds.
The team returns to Landers Center on Thursday, January 3 at 7 p.m. for a rematch with the Stockton Kings. Tickets are still available starting at $10 each and fans wishing to attend can purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at MemphisHustle.com or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.