On Monday, he signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn, giving him and the Nets some security going forward.
On Wednesday, he hit a double-overtime buzzer-beater in his hometown of Chicago as Long Island beat the Windy City Bulls 114-113. He finished with 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes.
Then, on Thursday, he sealed a big win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Indiana by hitting five free throws late. The 6’4” combo guard played another 31 minutes (for a total of 71 in two nights) and finished with 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 5-of-10 from deep. He also had six rebounds, two assists and three steals. Final score: 120-117.
How hot is Milton Doyle? In the last six games, he’s averaged 26.7 points per game. And Long Island is hot as well. The young Nets are now 13-6, the second best record in the G-League and first in the Atlantic Division. They are 9-2 over their last 11.
As they have throughout the season, the Nets went down early, then came on strong in the second half. At halftime, Ronald Nored’s charges were down 67-58, but even things up in the third, going into the final stanza tied at 89 all. Then, Doyle led a final charge, scoring eight points in the fourth. He sealed the deal with five free throws in the last 43 seconds. Long Island used the charity stripe effectively, making 24-of-32
In addition to Doyle, five other Long Islanders scored in double figures, led by 6’9” PF Kamari Murphy who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. His Lincoln High School teammate Isaiah Whitehead had 13 on 5-of-19 (and post game tweeted that individually he didn’t do well.)
Prince Ibeh, the Nets 6’11” center, had his first double-double of the season, going 5-of-5 to finish with 11 points. He also had 11 rebounds and two blocks. Thomas Wimbush, the 6’7” rookie swingman, and Shannon Scott, the 6’3” combo guard, both finished with 11 as well.
The Nets also announced that Doyle will wear No. 14 when he makes his Brooklyn debut.
- Game Report: Long Island Nets 120, Fort Wayne Made Ants 117 (with Video) - G-League
- Full Game (Video) - G-League
- Lemon drops 31 but Mad Ants fall to Long Island - WANE
- Mad Ants' woes taking toll on all - Justin A. Cohn - Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette