No Dzanan Musa. He’s injured. No Alan Williams. He’s been waived and headed to the Xingjiang Flying Tigers. No Okaro White. He isn’t here yet after being signed Friday.
Didn’t matter to the Long Island Nets.
Shannon Scott, who set the franchise record with 20 assists on Thursday, followed up with a triple double as the Nets (16-6) won their fourth consecutive game, beating the Raptors 905 (14-9) 126-105 at Nassau Coliseum. The four-game streak ties for the longest in franchise history, last done earlier this season.
Scott, the son of 2018 Hall of Famer Charlie Scott, recorded the second triple-double in franchise-history and second of his career with a career-high 17 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists.
Drew Gordon, brother of Magic star Aaron Gordon, posted a double-double with a season-high 19 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double of the season. Thomas Wimbush, Long Island’s swingman, came off the bench to score 21 points with six rebounds and three assists. It was the 6’7” Fairmount State product’s third straight 20-point game.
Theo Pinson, playing for Long Island Saturday after being up with Brooklyn, finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes.
Long Island never trailed in this one, scoring first and maintaining the lead throughout the game. The Nets outscored the Raptors 32-16 in the first quarter, led by Tahjere McCall’s eight points and Theo Pinson’s seven in the opening period.
The Nets added to their lead in the second quarter, scoring 40 points in the period carrying a 72-42 lead into halftime, then building the lead to 38 early in the third. The Raptors battled back after halftime, leading the Nets in both the third (32-28) and fourth (31-26), but the Nets ended up winning by a score of 126-105.
Toronto two-way Malachi Richardson led the game with 33 points and added five rebounds and an assist while on assignment with the Raptors 905. 905 forward Kyle Collinsworth had 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds with an assist and two steals.