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Long Island loses to Agua Caliente in southern California

Long Island Nets

Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin combined to shoot 8-of-21 from three and record seven steals but it wasn’t enough as the Agua Caliente Clippers beat the Long Island Nets, 102-93, in Ontario, California, Tuesday night.

Doyle finished with 21 points on 4-of-10 shooting to go along with and five assists and three steals. Senglin had 15 points and six assists plus four steals. He hit 4-of-11 from deep. Four other Nets were in double figures, led by Long Island’s first round pick, swingman Thomas Wimbush, who had 14.

Shannon Scott had 12 assists for the Nets, but D’Angelo Russell’s college teammate went 0-of-7 from deep and 1-of-11 overall. Prince Ibeh, Long Island’s seven-footer, had his best game so far with four blocks, five rebounds and six points in 22 minutes.

After shooting 44-percent from range in the first half, the Clippers took a seven-point lead into the third quarter and led by as many as 15 points before Long Island made a 16-2 run that would see the Clippers trailing by one point heading into the fourth.

A driving dunk from Marshall Plumlee sparked an 11-1 run with just under six minutes left to play and the Clippers were able to hold off the Nets to secure their fourth victory of the season.

Tyrone Wallace led the Clippers with 21 points and eight rebounds. Plumlee, the 7-foot former Knick, had eight points to go with 10 rebounds.

Ronald Nored’s young Nets are now 4-4.