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Long Island Nets go down despite Yogi Ferrell’s 34

Long Island Nets

Despite Yogi Ferrell’s 34 points —the most ever scored by a Long Island Net — and the addition of Hawks’ swingman Taureen Prince, Brooklyn’s D-League affiliate went down to the Delaware 87ers, 111-95 Friday in Newark, Delaware.

Ferrell, who’s an NBA free agent, hit 9-of-15 shots overall, 6-of-8 from deep and 10-of-10 from the line. Ronald Nored, the Long Island coach has been playing the 6’0” Ferrell at the off-guard with Donnie McGrath, the veteran international point guard, at the 1.

Prince finished with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. The 6’6” Baylor guard was sent to Long Island this week under the D-League’s flex assignment rule permitting NBA clubs with no affiliate to send players to teams that do. The Nets have no rights to Prince.

Chris McCullough had his weakest game since being sent to Long Island. He totaled 15 points on 6-of-19 shooting, 2-of-5 from three. He grabbed four rebounds, half his average.

McGrath, who’s the second leading assist leader in the D-League, finished with eight dimes.

The Nets held a 50-39 advantage at halftime. In the third quarter, the Sevens looked like a completely different team, and outscored Long Island 34-21 in the period to take a 73-71 lead into the fourth quarter.

Full game video can be found here.