Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Green regains form but Ignite sent to brink of elimination in G League

Jalen Green managed to regain his touch from the field, but it was not enough to lift Ignite past Rio Grande Valley, bowing 107-130, in a crucial G League tiff, Friday (Manila time).

RGV improved to 8-6 and keeps its playoff hopes alive. On the other hand, Ignite fell to 7-7 with a crucial regular-season finale ahead.

Jalen Green notched his eighth 20-point game of the season, scoring 22 points to lead Ignite’s five players in double figures.

Ignite jumped out to a 7-2 lead to open the game, but couldn’t sustain the momentum. The Vipers knocked down 10 three-pointers in the first half, led by three from Anthony Lamb. With lineup staple Jonathan Kuminga out for Ignite due to right knee soreness, Green and Isaiah Todd carried the bulk of the work for the rookies. The two finished the half with 11 and six points, respectively.

The Vipers shot 52.1 percent (25-48) in the first half, while Ignite shot 42.5 percent (17-40). They also turned the ball over nine times to trail 64-50.

Josh Reaves scored 15 points for the Vipers in the third quarter, shooting 6-of-6 and connecting on three three-pointers. RGV continued to build on its lead, outscoring Ignite 40-26 for a near-30-point buffer entering the final quarter, 104-76.

Ignite mounted a 31-point comeback effort in the fourth quarter, led by 10 points from Todd. Ignite shot 54.2 percent (13-24), its best all game, and limited the Vipers to 39.1 percent (9-23) from the field.

Coming off a 26-point outing yesterday, Brandon Ashley finished with a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Todd (16 points, 7 rebounds), Bobby Brown (15 points, 5 assists), and Reggie Hearn (14 points) also finished in double figures.

#ReadMore  Kai Sotto shows defensive wares as Ignite bows to G League vets

NBA G League scoring leader Kevin Porter Jr., who averaged 24.0 ppg entering Thursday’s matchup, scored a game-high 28 points. He also had a near triple-double with 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Armoni Brooks (26 points) and Reaves (20) also finished with 20-point games. The Vipers combined to shoot 51.1 percent (47-92) from the field and 42 percent (21-50) from three-point range.

Ignite wraps up its regular season against the Austin Spurs on Sunday.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Jalen Green saved his best for last, notching career-highs in points and assists. However, it couldn’t help No. 8 seed Ignite past top-seeded Raptors...


With their backs against the wall, Jalen Green and the young guns of Ignite delivered their best overall outing in the G League season,...


Ignite’s playoff hopes in the 2021 G League Season are now on the brink after bowing to also-ran Agua Caliente, 111-116, Thursday morning (Manila...


Filipino-American stud Jalen Green saw his double-digit streak snapped in Ignite’s 92-120 loss at the hands of Delaware in the 2021 G League Season,...


Isaiah Todd made sure that his buddy Jalen Green’s big night won’t be spoiled. Todd nailed a buzzer-beater to lift Ignite to a 113-112...


Jalen Green notched a career-high 24 points but Ignite fell to Salt Lake City in the 2021 G League season, 107-87, Saturday morning (Manila...


Down 11 points at halftime, Ignite relied on veteran play and a stalwart defense down the stretch to hold off Memphis in the 2021...


G League and the camp of Kai Sotto announced on Tuesday evening that the 18-year-old Filipino will no longer be part of Ignite and...