L.I. Nets continue surge, top Herd


The Long Island Nets (13-3), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Wisconsin Herd (5-9) 131-116 on Monday evening at Nassau Coliseum.

Brooklyn two-way guard David Duke Jr. recorded 25 points, four rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes. Long Island forward Kaiser Gates notched his third double-double of the regular season with 25 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench. Long Island guard Jordan Bowden posted 24 points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 35 minutes. Nets center RaiQuan Gray tallied 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes. While on assignment with Long Island, Brooklyn forward Kessler Edwards recorded 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes. Additionally, Nets guard Chris Chiozza notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 assists in 35 minutes.

Long Island went back-and-forth with Wisconsin during the first quarter, but the Herd outpaced the Nets. Wisconsin outscored the Nets by eight and closed the period ahead 38-30. Long Island battled back in the second quarter to take the lead overall by outscoring Wisconsin 38-21 in the quarter. The Nets went into halftime ahead by nine, 68-59.

Long Island’s effort on both sides of the ball starred in the third quarter, as the Nets shot 65.0 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from long range while outrebounding the Herd 12-9. Long Island kept its lead and went into the final quarter up by 13, 101-88. The Herd worked to keep up, but the Nets kept their foot on the gas. Long Island outscored Wisconsin 30-28 in the quarter to go on to defeat the Herd by 15, 131-116.

Wisconsin guard A.J. Green posted 30 points, six rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes. Herd forward Paris Bass tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes.