The Long Island went down early to the Windy City Bulls and never got close enough in a 128-106 loss in suburban Chicago Saturday.
The Nets went down 39-11 in the first quarter with both their offense and defense ineffective. Ronald Nored, the Long Island coach, tried all manner of lineup combinations to no effect and while the Nets played the Bulls even the rest of the way, the early deficit was the difference.
As he has throughout the season, Trahson Burrell played a complete game. The 6’7” swingman finished with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists, while shooting 8-of-16 overall, 3-of-6 from deep. Long Island’s glue guy, J.J. Moore, scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Two of the team’s newest additions finished with decent lines, but most of R.J. Hunter and Cliff Alexander’s production came near the end of the game when things were already decided.
Hunter had 16 points, hitting 3-of-7 three pointers in 30 minutes. He added six assists and three assists. Alexander scored 17 points, many on dramatic dunks, to go along with seven boards in 28 minutes. Chris McCullough finished with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting. Prince Ibeh, the 6’11” center acquired by Long Island late last week, did not play.
Burrell and McCullough will be the only representatives of the Nets organization at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Burrell will participate in the D-League dunk contest, McCullough in the All-Star Game.
Jarrell Eddie, one of the D-League’s top three point shooters, led Windy City with 26 points, including 6-of-8 from deep.
Full game video can be found here.
- Box Score: Windy City Bulls 128, Long Island Nets 106 - D-League
- Highlights: Trahson Burrell (Video) - D-League
- Trahson Burrell throws it down (Video) - D-League
- J.J. Moore rises for the jam (Video) - D-League
- Cliff Alexander with the reverse slam (Video) - D-League
- Seven Bulls Score In Double Figures In Win Over Nets - D-League