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Milton Doyle sets Long Island scoring record, records team’s first triple-double

Long Island Nets v Canton Charge Photo by Allison Farrand/NBAE via Getty Images

It was a good night for the Nets two-way players Tuesday. James Webb III had six points and six rebounds in Brooklyn’s tough loss to Houston at Barclays Center. And out on Long Island, Milton Doyle had one the G-League’s best game this season, a 42-point scoring explosion inside a triple-double against Raptors 905, the G-League’s defending champs.

Doyle, the Nets 6’4” shooting guard, recorded the first triple-double in Long Island’s history scoring a career-high 42 points and adding 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 39 minutes. He shot 66.7 percent (14-of-21) from the field and a torrid 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from 3-point range. Not only was his game the franchise’s first triple-double but it broke the single game scoring record, set two weeks ago by teammate Jeremy Senglin. Senglin scored 40 points off the bench on January 23.

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Responding to congratulatory messages from Isaiah Whitehead and Cliff Alexander, Doyle had a simple explanation for his output...

Doyle, one of the G-League’s top scores, had been in a mini-slump before Tuesday night. In Long Island’s last two games, he had scored a total of 14 points and gone 0-for-10 from deep. He opened the game Tuesday with a quick three and never looked back.

Final score: Long Island Nets, now 19-16, topped Raptors 905, the G-League’s defending champs, 125-119.

Doyle was one of six Nets in double figures in points and one of two with a double-double, the other being point guard Shannon Scott He had 10 points and 10 assists in 29 minutes. It was his third game of 10 or more assists. Kamari Murphy (18 points), Tahjere McCall (18 points), Akil Mitchell (14 points) and Senglin (12 points) also scored in double figures for Long Island.

For the 905, forward Malcolm Miller had a team-high 26 points with three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes, while five other Raptors players scored in double figures as well. Center Kennedy Meeks (11 points, 11 rebounds) and guard Lorenzo Brown (25 points, 13 assists) recorded double-doubles for the visitors.

The Nets were outscored 38-25 in the first quarter but were able to bring the score to within four at halftime with 37 points in the second quarter compared to the 905’s 28 points. The third quarter was almost identical, with Long Island outscoring Raptors 36-26. The Nets were able to regain a lead with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and never looked back, earning the 125-119 victory.