Long Island Nets, missing virtually all their starters, fell short Saturday in Washington, losing to the Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards G League affiliate, 114-106. But it wasn’t Shannon Scott’s fault. For the second time in 10 days, Scott had a triple double and a 20-assist game, but this time he did it in the same game.
Here’s his highlight reel...
Long Island was missing the team’s two two-way players, Theo Pinson and Alan Williams, who are with Brooklyn in addition to Nets roster player Dzanan Musa. Mitch Creek, Jordan McLaughlin and Ish Sanogo also sat out the game.
Scott finished with a 11/11/20 line. On January 3, Scott racked up 20 assists, the Long Island record, but finished with nine points and six rebounds. Two days later, he racked up a career-high 17 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists. Scott, a 6’3” 26-year-old, is the son of Charlie Scott, the Hall of Famer, and Ohio State backcourt partner of D’Angelo Russell.
The Nets also got solid performances from the newest Long Islander Okaro White, who finished with 23 points and nine rebounds and shot 3-of-7 from deep. The Nets signed White last week after the Wizards released him. Long Island veteran Thomas Wimbush, a 6’7” swingman, continued his scoring binge, bagging 26 points grabbing 11 rebounds.
Here’s Wimbush’s highlights...
Drew Gordon had a double-double with 12 points, 11 boards.
Although the game was close through the first three quarters, the Go-Go went up by 13 points early in the fourth. The Nets came within three points with 6:24 left and within four with 40 seconds left, but couldn’t close the gap.