Jordan Poole scored a pro career-high 32 points, Nico Mannion added a season-high 24 points and Jeremy Lin was impressive again, but the Santa Cruz Warriors’ defense couldn’t stop Raptors 905 from running away with a 135-125 victory Monday night in G League action.
Malachi Flynn, the Raptors’ first-round pick from Washington State, erupted for 35 points, the highest-scoring effort of anyone in the G League bubble so far.
Lin, who came into the game on a three-game hot streak, continued to make a push to prove he’s still an NBA-caliber player. Lin had 17 points, eight assists, two rebounds and a steal while playing a team-high 36 minutes for the SeaDubs (1-3).
Despite the loss, both Poole and Mannion asserted themselves offensively as they continue to take advantage of their extended playing time after being sent to Orlando, Fla. by Golden State. Poole, in 34 minutes of action, had five 3-pointers and scored 25 second-half points while shooting 8-of-14 overall. Mannion scored 24 points while shooting 7-of-17 with three 3-pointers, five assists, two steals and two rebounds.
Still, it was the Raptors’ Flynn who had the most dazzling performance. The 6-foot-1 guard shot 13-of-19 while having his way with Santa Cruz’s guards. Flynn also had eight assists, seven rebounds, four steals and a block.
The SeaDubs will be back in action Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. against the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ G League affiliate.
Green helps keep Ignite unbeaten
Jalen Green poured in a career-high 22 points to extend the G League Ignite’s (4-0) win streak in a 97-90 win over the Iowa Wolves at AdventHealth Arena in Orlando.
Green, a consensus Top 5 prospect for the NBA Draft, had his third straight game with at least 20 points. He also had career-best totals of six rebounds and five assists.
The Ignite’s Jarrett Jack had 12 points and teammate Donta Hall added 12 points and 16 rebounds.
Canyon Barry, son of former Warriors great and Hall of Famer Rick Barry, had 11 points for Iowa. The younger Barry shot 3-of-4 on 3-pointers.
The Ignite will try to extend its winning streak Wednesday at noon against the Pelicans’ affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks.
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