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  • Writer's pictureGareth

From the archives: Top Tweets: G League Finals Edition

Originally posted April 8, 2018

Behind 35 points from Derrick White and another 23 points from Darrun Hilliard, the Austin Spurs defeated the Raptors 905 in a thrilling start to the G League Finals. In a nutshell, the 905 defence could not contain the Spurs who shot 49% from the field (39-80),  52% from three (11-21) and 80% from the line (16-20).  Uncharacteristically, the 905 were also out rebounded 45-36, including 12-8 on the offensive boards. The Matt Costello block party also continued, which was one of the main reasons the 905 shooting percentage dropped to 43% (34-80) by the end of the game. That said, it was anyone's ball game as the 905 fought back to tie the game with 6 minutes to go in the fourth court.  You really couldn't ask for a much more entertaining games from the two best teams in the G League this season.

The series moves to Mississauga for game two on Tuesday with Spurs looking to come home with the trophy and the 905 looking to force a return trip to Austin. Tip-off is at 8pm EST and Spurs in the 6 will be on location at the Hersey Centre so don't forget to follow along on Twitter and Instagram for all the behind the scenes action. In the interim, enjoy this edition of top tweets, G League Finals Edition.


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