Memphis Hustle host New Years Eve matinee

By Geoff Langham | December 30, 2017

The Memphis Hustle will tip-off a three-game homestand Sunday against the Northern Arizona Suns with tip-off slated for 1 p.m. The squad returns from a three-game road trip which saw two wins, including a Christmas Day rout of Midwest Division rival Sioux Falls Skyforce. To celebrate the new year, up to two kids 12-and-under will receive free entry per paid adult. In addition to the game, kids can enjoy the kids zone featuring inflatables, face painting and more. Tickets  are still available starting at $10 and fans wishing to attend can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster locations,, the Landers Center Box Office, online at or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.

Hustle Stats

  • Firing in the First Half: The Hustle’s blistering first half on Christmas Day at Sioux Falls featured 79 points, a season-high in a half for any NBA G League team (prev. 77, Texas at Rio Grande Valley, 12/21), team season highs in field goal percentage (.673) and field goals made (33) and tied a season-high for assists in one half (17). Additionally, the Hustle outscored Sioux Falls in the paint 52-20 and had nearly twice as many assists (Sioux Falls: nine).
  • Taking a Chance: After not reaching double figure scoring in his team’s first 15 games, rookie center Chance Comanche has scored 14-or-more points in five of his last seven games, including a career-high 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting at Sioux Falls on Christmas Day. Over his last seven games, Comanche is shooting 32-of-50 (.640) from the floor and has increased his overall scoring average by 3.5 points.
  • Score, Score, Score: Northern Arizona ranks third in the NBA G League in points per game (118.6) while Memphis ranks eighth (112.0). Both teams rank in the bottom five of the league in points per game allowed (Memphis: 114.4; NAZ: 116.9).

Familiar Faces

  • Suns assistant coach Earl Barron played for the University of Memphis from 1999-03 and is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi.
  • Hustle assistant coach Darnell Lazare and Suns guard Josh Gray both played at Louisiana State University.
  • Hustle forward Trahson Burrell and Suns forward Anthony Bennett were briefly teammates on the Long Island Nets.