Alan Williams had another monster game Sunday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum, grabbing 27 rebounds and scoring 19 points in 29 minutes but his Long Island Nets lost, 110-101, to the Maine Red Claws.
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In addition to Big Sauce’s big game, the Nets other two-way player, Theo Pinson, had 23 points, shooting 5-of-13 from three, and handing out eight assists. Long Island’s surprise player this season, Jordan McLaughlin, had another big scoring game. The 6’1” USC product finished with 29 points, shooting 9-of-22, including 5-of-12 from deep. He had two assists and six rebounds. Pinson played 41 minutes, McLaughin 39.
The Red Claws got a triple-double from Boston Celtics Two-Way P.J. Dozier. The 6’6” Dozier finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, the 14th triple-double in franchise history. Sheldon Jeter led the bench with 22 points, 19 of those coming in the first half. Justin Bibbs added 17 points, John Bohannon recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Vitto Brown scored 10 in the win for Maine (5-11).
The Claws led, 33-26 at the end of the first, with Dozier scoring 11 points. Maine continued its good play in the second and were up 65-63 at the half. Long Island shot just 33% (18-55) from the field in the first half, and 7-20 from beyond the arc.
In the 3rd, Long Island opened the half on a 7-0 run. Dzanan Musa, who finished with 11, buried a long three to cut the Red Claws lead to two, and Williams’ bank shot gave Long Island a 72-71 lead. Maine’s Sheldon Jeter made another three to put Claw up six, and Justin Bibbs’ turnaround made helped carry Maine on a 14-2 run. The Red Claws led 87-78 after 3.
In the 4th, McLaughlin’s three cut it to 98-91, and another three got it to six. With the shot clock winding down, Justin Bibbs hit the dagger. Dozier’s bucket helped seal the deal.
The Brooklyn game vs. Atlanta and the Long Island game vs. Maine both started at 3 p.m., Brooklyn at Barclays Center, Long Island at Nassau Coliseum. The games were also televised simultaneously, Brooklyn’s on YES; Long Island’s on NBA TV.