NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – NOV 28 – Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun 103-96


NEWARK, Del. — The Delaware 87ers (2-8) threw shade at the Northern Arizona Suns (3-6) by a final score of 103-96 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Sevens earned their first home victory of the season and have now won two straight games. Delaware had a slim lead throughout most of the contest and used a 29-point fourth quarter to finish off Northern Arizona.

Here are three takeaways from the 87ers’ first and only meeting with the Northern Arizona Suns:

Delaware turned its defensive intensity up a notch

Head Coach Eugene Burroughs was adamant before the game that his team’s biggest focus was defense. Burroughs relayed the idea that if the Sevens’ defense was up to snuff, the rest would take care of itself. He was spot on with his assessment. The 87ers played a ferocious brand of basketball from the jump, closing out on three-point shooters and hounding would-be drivers. Nothing came easy for the Suns tonight. Northern Arizona entered the game tops in the G League with an average of 15 makes from distance per game, but Delaware held the Suns to just 7-26 from beyond the arc. Northern Arizona also committed 20 turnovers and had only 14 assists on 35 made baskets.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 28 - Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun  103-93

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES MICHAEL MCADOO (14) and Northern Arizona Suns Forward RAHLIR HOLLIS-JEFFERSON (11) dives for the ball in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Northern Arizona Sun (Phoenix Suns) Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Darin Johnson made the most of his court time

It’s a long road from G League draft pick to G League rotation player, but Darin Johnson is traveling it with aplomb. He’s slowly but surely upped his productivity as his opportunity to play has expanded and tonight was his best game as a pro. Johnson spent his 18 minutes racking up 13 points, four rebounds and a steal. He shot 6-9 from the field, had a highlight-reel dunk and played annoying defense throughout. Look for Johnson to remain a permanent fixture in the Sevens’ rotation if he keeps this up.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 28 - Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun  103-93

Northern Arizona Suns Forward DERRICK JONES JR. (10) dunks the ball in the second half as Delaware 87ers Guard and 76ers Assignee FURKAN KORKMAZ (30) defends during a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Northern Arizona Sun (Phoenix Suns) Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This was going to be a close game and Delaware made plays when it counted

Northern Arizona came into the game 3-5. The Suns three wins were by a combined 15 points, while their five losses were by a total of 14 points. Additionally, the team hadn’t played in a game where the margin of victory was greater than nine. The Sevens have had their share of late-game struggles in the past, but the team took a step forward this evening. Delaware won the fourth quarter 29-24, got big shots down the stretch from the likes of Devin Robinson, Furkan Korkmaz, Christian Wood and Jacob Pullen and maintained the same level of intensity on defense that it had early in the game. This was truly a team win.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 28 - Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun  103-93

Northern Arizona Suns Forward MIKE YOUNG (23) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward CHRISTIAN WOOD (35) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Northern Arizona Sun (Phoenix Suns) Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

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NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – NOV 15 – Windy City Bulls defeats Delaware 87ers 112-110


The Windy City Bulls the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, hung on and grabbed their first road win of the season with a 112-110 win over the Delaware 87ers who opens the season at 0-5.

Balance was the name of game as all eight players who saw action in Wednesday’s contest scored in double figures, which ties a franchise record. Diamond Stone paced the Bulls with a team-high 25 points (11-14 FG), six rebounds and two steals. Jaylen Johnson (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Tyler Harris (11 points, 10 rebounds) each tallied double-doubles. Jarell Eddie scored 16, while Jon Octeus and Brandon Wood combined for 24 points, five rebounds and seven assists off the bench.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 15 - Windy City Bulls defeats Delaware 87ers  112-110

Windy City Bulls Center DIAMOND STONE (00) takes a jump shot as Delaware 87ers Forward CHRISTIAN WOOD (35) defends in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The first 12 minutes were not kind to Windy City as they fell behind early when Delaware opened the game on a 19-4 run making six of their first nine three-point shots in the first five minutes. Conversely, the Bulls would struggle shooting 2-of-8 from the field in that time span. The 87ers would enjoy a double-digit lead for the majority of the first quarter and would lead by 35-23 at the end of the first stanza.

Without the services of Emeka Okafor who missed the game with an illness, the 87ers had six players in double figures including three players with 20 or more points. Jacob Pullen poured in a game-high 26 points and added three rebounds and two assists. Newly acquired Christian Wood made an immediate impact registering a double-double (23 points, 10 rebounds) and James Michael McAdoo pitched in with 20 points and eight rebounds.

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Delaware 87ers Forward CHRISTIAN WOOD (35) dunks the ball in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens continued to hold a double-figure lead, but the Bulls found consistency halfway through the second quarter and Windy City would end the half on a 12-3 run to cut a 15-point deficit down to one. The momentum carried into the second half as the Bulls sprinted out to a five-point lead within the first five minutes of the third quarter. Aided by a 34-point quarter, the Bulls would take a double-digit lead into the final 12 minutes.

The 87ers would make things interesting despite trailing by 13 early in the fourth quarter. Led by Christian Wood who scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth, Delaware would battle back and cut the lead to one, 106-105 with just over 90 seconds to play.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 15 - Windy City Bulls defeats Delaware 87ers  112-110

Windy City Bulls Guard RYAN ARCIDIACONO (15) bring the ball down the floor in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

However, Ryan Arcidiacono would answer right back with a three-point shot to extend the lead to four. With 12.9 seconds remaining and the ball, the 87ers had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Jon Octeus came up with a steal on the inbounds, to help seal the win in the first game of a five-game road trip for the Bulls.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – NOV 07 – Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 117-90


The Westchester Knicks (3-0), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, finished its first road trip of the 2017-18 season with a dominating 117-90 win over the Delaware 87ers (0-3), the Philadelphia 76ers’ affiliate. Westchester heads into Friday’s home opener in Westchester undefeated.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 07 - Westchester Knicks  defeated Delaware 87ers 117-90

Westchester Knicks Guard TREY BURKE (23) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Guard JULIAN JACOBS (4) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Knicks affiliate Nigel Hayes dropped a game-high 37 points in the contest, narrowly missing a double-double with nine rebounds and four assists. Knicks affiliate Trey Burke followed up his record-breaking 43-point performance in last night’s win with 19 points, eight assists, and four rebounds and steals. Fellow affiliate Xavier Rathan-Mayes also had 19 points, adding four each of rebounds, assists, and steals. Two-Way player Luke Kornet contributed 14 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks, while his counterpart Isaiah Hicks notched his second double-double in a row with 10 points and 12 rebounds to go with two steals and a block.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 07 - Westchester Knicks  defeated Delaware 87ers 117-90

Westchester Knicks Forward NIGEL HAYES (20) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES MICHAEL MCADOO (14) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware had four Two-Way players on hand; two from Philadelphia and two from Washington. 76ers Two-Way player Jacob Pullen paced the Sevens with 18 points, four assists, and two steals while Emeka Okafor completed a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Wizards Two-Way player Mike Young came off the bench for 11 points and four rebounds, his Washington teammate Devin Robinson adding six points in eight minutes.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 07 - Westchester Knicks  defeated Delaware 87ers 117-90

Delaware 87ers Forward EMEKA OKAFOR (50) drives towards the basket as Westchester Knicks Center LUKE KORNET (21) defends in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Knicks commanded the first quarter from the beginning, jumping out to a 12-0 start. The Sevens, struggling to find its shots, added insult to injury with seven turnovers in the first twelve minutes to the tune of 12 points. Though the home team managed just 14 points in the first, Delaware fared better in the latter part of the half with 26 second quarter points while holding Westchester to 24. Still, heavy damage was done, and the Knicks held a 22-point lead heading into the locker room.

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Down but not out, Delaware held it down in the third quarter with a 33-point showing, but Westchester answered back with 31 of its own. Unfortunately for the home team, its final quarter looked much like the first, and the Knicks ran up as much as a 32 point lead with Nigel Hayes combining for 19 points in the second half. The 117-90 final score in the under two-hour game put Westchester at 3-0 on the season while leaving Delaware winless.

 

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NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – DEC 30 – Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (9-8) overcame their lowest scoring output in a first half this season to down the Long Island Nets (6-13) 111-95 in their final game of 2016.
The Nets, one of three D-League teams playing in their inaugural season, held a 50-39 advantage at halftime. In the third quarter, the Sevens looked like a completely different team and outscored Long Island 34-21 in the period to take a 73-71 lead into the fourth quarter.
“I thought we just came out and played a little bit harder,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said after the game. “I think we were playing in the mud in the first half; in the second half, basically we just challenged the guys that ‘we just have to play hard, play more together, be selfless, set screens for each other, rebound the basketball’ and we actually came out and defended.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS, RIGHT, provides instructions to his players in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The 87ers not only had all five starters reach double figures, they got ample production from a short bench. Devondrick Walker and David Laury III had 13 and 16 points, respectively, while Laury III added 15 rebounds to notch the double-double. Delaware’s reserve point guards also played a big role in the win, with Mikh McKinney and Brandon Triche combining for six points, seven rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 31 minutes of work.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Delaware 87ers Guard BRANDON TRICHE (7) drives past defender Long Island Nets Guard DONNIE MCGRATH (7) in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“It’s a great tribute to those guys that practice hard every day and compete every day,” Burroughs said. “I think to be a good team, you have to have guys that step up and play, you know, great minutes in times when you don’t think they’ll play great. I thought it was a great time to let those guys keep going and they shared the ball and moved the ball and they were, I think, the reason we won this game.”

Of all the bench players who stepped up, it was Laury III who took center stage. The Iona product finished off his brilliant December with one of his best performances of the year.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Delaware 87ers Forward DAVID LAURY (13) fights for the rebound as Long Island Nets Forward DWAYNE POLEE JR. (12) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I think he has been doing what he has been doing for the last, you know, five, six, seven games,” Burroughs said. “He’s a second-unit scorer for us. He’s a guy that we can post up and make plays around the rim. He’s unselfish; he passes the basketball. I think he’s been playing great for us.”

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3), RIGHT, flies to the hoop for the dunk in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

One player who had been struggling coming into this one, however, was James Webb III. You wouldn’t know it by watching him swish threes and finish highlight-reel dunks on Friday night, but over his last three games, Webb was averaging just five points per game on 30 percent shooting from the field. Webb bounced back against the Nets with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. He also shot 4-6 from distance.

 

“I think he was just a recipient of the ball moving,” Burroughs said. “When we move the basketball, I tell our guys everyone’s going to have the opportunity to make plays and get shots, but when the ball stops and we play a lot of one-on-one basketball, then we’re in trouble.”

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Long Island Nets Guard YOGI FERRELL (11) dribbles towards the center lane as Delaware 87ers Guard MIKH MCKINNEY (10) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Nets were led by electric point guard Yogi Ferrell, whose 34 points led all scorers. The Sevens meanwhile, had seven players finish in double figures.
These two teams meet again Monday, Jan. 2 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The tip is set for 1:30 p.m.
By Varun Raghupathi, 24/Sevens Insider

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – NOV 29 – Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104


On the night when former 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick goes for 38 points in a overtime win over the LA Clippers, as well as a visit from former head coach Kevin Young; Delaware collapsed in the second-half and lack of depth on the bench didn’t help the 87ers situation falling to the Drive 118 – 104 Tuesday night at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo Saquan Stimpson

The sevens trailed most of the first half but fort arduously to keep the game close taking a 37-36 lead with 3:21 left on the clock in the second period after Grand Rapids Drive Head Coach REX WALTERS was charged with a technical sending 87ers Guard CAT BARBER to the foul line furthering the 87ers lead heading into halftime.

In the third period the rapids reclaim the lead trading buckets with the sevens, Grand Rapids Drive Guard RAY MCCALLUM heated up scoring (10) of Grand rapids 33 points in the third period.

The Sevens started off the fourth when Forward James Webb III blocked Drive Guard CHRIS ANDERSON shot attempt at the 11:35 mark, but Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD answered with and one and trip to the foul line after getting fouled by 87ers Forward DAVID LAURY . A few  possessions later Grand Rapids Drive Guard JEFF NEWBERRY dishes it out assist to Crawford who drains a three pointer giving the rapid 82-77 lead which they never relinquished.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) blocks Grand Rapids Drive Center CHRIS ANDERSON (24) shot attempt in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Jordan Crawford came off the bench for the Drive to finish the game with 28 points, Kevin Murphy went 9-22 for 25 points while snatching eight rebounds and Ray McCallum had 23 points and Chris Anderson registered his second double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) as Grand Rapids Drive Center CHRIS ANDERSON (24) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Cat Barber finished the game with 22 points, (7) rebounds and (3) assist on 8-14 shooting from the field and was 6-6 from the free throw line. Meanwhile LongChristmasWade and newcomer Wafer all finished in double figures.

Delaware heads to Michigan face the Drive on Sunday, Dec. 4. at DeltaPlex Arena.

The Delaware 87ers released center Jordan Railey


The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team has added veteran NBA journeyman guard Von Wafer to the active roster. In a related move, the team has released center Jordan Railey and guard Roberto Nelson.

The Former Washington State cougar, Railey, was a member of the 2015-2016 87ers team started 18 games while averaging 3.3 points per game notwithstanding grabbing 4.1 rebounds during the 2015-2016 season.

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Delaware 87ers Center JORDAN RAILEY (32) attempts to block Iowa Energy Guard Mardracus Wade (10) shot attempt in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Jordan has some success during his career with the 87ers scoring 9 point vs Westchester on APR 01 2016, Bring down 9 rebounds vs Maine on MAR 31 2016, accumulating 4 assists twice vs Raptors on JAN 29 2016,  Rio Grande Valley on NOV 23 2015,  in addition Railey had two game where he cumulated 3 steals vs Maine on MAR 31 2016 and
Grand Rapids on JAN 30 2016.

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BYU alumni JIMMER FREDETTE (16) and Delaware 87ers Center JORDAN RAILEY (32) battle for the rebound in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks Tuesday, JAN, 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Railey, also played for current Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State before transferring to Washington State, Jordan was the 87ers only 7-footer.

The Sevens will return home to the Bob Carpenter Center Tuesday. Nov, 29, 2016 to face the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) at 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit SEVENS.COM.

BROOKLYN NETS SIGN SEAN KILPATRICK


Brooklyn, NY – February 28, 2016, – The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract, General Manager Sean Marks announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Kilpatrick (6’4”, 219) joins the Nets from the NBA Development League’s Delaware 87ers, where he has appeared in 28 games this season, averaging a league-high 26.4 points per game on 47.2 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from three-point range, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 38.4 minutes per game en route to D-League All-Star honors.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

File Photo – Delaware 87ers Guard SEAN KILPATRICK (14) drives towards the basket as Maine Red Claws Forward COTY CLARKE (4) looks on in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

He has also appeared in eight games with the Denver Nuggets this season, averaging 3.4 points in 10.3 minutes per game, and spent the 2015 preseason with the New Orleans Pelicans. In 2014-15, Kilpatrick appeared in four games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 5.5 points in 18.0 minutes per game. He also played in 44 D-League contests split between Delaware and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Kilpatrick spent the 2014 preseason with the Golden State Warriors before being waived prior to the start of the 2014-15 regular season.

The 26-year-old Yonkers, N.Y. native went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after a standout four-year collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati. Kilpatrick earned consensus second-team All-American honors after averaging 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.8 minutes per game.

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File Photo – Canton Charge Guard Quinn Cook (11) and Delaware 87ers Guard Sean Kilpatrick (14) fight for the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers) Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

About the Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets, presented by SecureWatch24, were officially launched in April 2012 and play their home games at Barclays Center located at the crossroads of Brooklyn, Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. A member of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, the Nets advanced to the NBA Playoffs in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 Prior to its relocation to Brooklyn, the team was called the New Jersey Nets. Starting in 1977, the Nets played their first four seasons in New Jersey at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, before moving in 1981 to Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (later renamed Continental Airlines Arena and IZOD Center). They remained in East Rutherford for 29 seasons until relocating to the Prudential Center in Newark in 2010. The Nets have reached the postseason 19 times, won four Atlantic Division titles and two Eastern Conference Championships, reaching the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. Prior to joining the NBA, the team was a member of the ABA and was called the New York Nets. Playing their home games at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, the Nets won two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976. Opened on February 17, 2016, Hospital for Special Surgery Training Center in Brooklyn’s Industry City is the new training facility of the Nets.  

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Photography By Saquan Stimpson

 

87ers Fall To Raptors On Super Hero Night 132-114


NEWARK, DE – February 26, 2016, – The Delaware 87ers were defeated 132-114 by Raptors 905 in front of 2,766 fans on super hero night at the Bob Carpenter Center Friday night in their final meeting of the regular season between the Raptors 905 and the 87ers. Delaware as lost seven consecutive game, with their last win dating back to February 3rd when the 87ers travel to Erie, PA and defeated the Bayhawks 100-97. With thirteen games left in the regular season the 87ers are on the outside looking in, in terms of a playoffs.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 26 - Raptors 905 leads Delaware 87ers 70-54 HALFTIME

Raptors 905 Forward Bruno Caboclo (20) dunks the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Raptors 905 Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Christian Wood led the 87ers (17-20) with 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field and a team-high nine rebounds. Russ Smith had the Delaware’s only double-double with 24 points and 12 assists, and the recently reacquired Jamal Jones posted 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting off the bench.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 26 - Raptors 905 leads Delaware 87ers 70-54 HALFTIME

Raptors 905 Forward GREG SMITH (33) shoots over Delaware 87ers Forward RICK JACKSON (23) in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Raptors 905 Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Raptors 905 (14-23) received a double-double from Greg Smith who totaled 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting while snatching 13 rebounds. Scott Suggs produced a team-high 25 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and made all five of his attempts from beyond the arc. Sim Bhullar also had a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Axel Toupane added 23 points in the win.

Jones, who played 46 games for the Sevens last season, scored 10 points on four consecutive possessions to put the 87ers up 32-30 at the end of the opening period.

In the second quarter, Raptors shot 70 percent, going 14-of-20 from the field, and the hosts took a 70-54 lead into halftime.

Smith and Wood had nine points apiece in the third quarter, but still the 905 still held a 98-84 lead entering the final period.

In the fourth quarter, Smith hit 4-of-7 field goals, and 6-of-7 free-throws for 15 points and dished two assists, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback.

The 87ers will travel to face the Canton Charge on Sunday, Feb. 28, with tip scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET. Raptors will continue their road trip when they face the Erie BayHawks on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – FEB 19 – Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109


NEWARK, DE – February 19, 2016 – The Delaware 87ers lost 127-109 to the Maine Red Claws at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday afternoon in front of 3,644 fans.

During the second quarter the 87ers presented Goldey-Beacom College President Dr. Gary L. Wirt and Executive Vice President Kristine Santomauro with commemorative jersey to signify their new partnership, Goldey-Beacom will have exposure and branding at all 87ers home games, in addition to digital branding on the team’s official website, while the 87ers will gain access to the college’s athletic facilities for practice.

The College will also have the opportunity to engage 87ers fans in a variety of ways at select Sevens’ games.

 Delaware’s (17-17) Sean Kilpatrick led the way with 24 points on 9-of-23 shooting from the field. Ty Greene a produced 15 points on 6-of-10 field goals, while Christian Wood added another double-double to his season total with 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Earl Clark chipped in 17 points, and Rodney Carney scored 13 in his first start of the season.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

Delaware 87ers Guard SEAN KILPATRICK (14) drives towards the basket as Maine Red Claws Forward COTY CLARKE (4) looks on in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

Maine Red Claws Forward MALCOLM MILLER (13) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward DAVID LAURY (13) fouls while defending in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Coty Clarke scored a game-high 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting and snatched a game-high 16 rebounds for the Red Claws (19-13). Malcolm Miller added 28 points on 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and 8-of-8 from the foul line. Omari Johnson tacked on another 21 points to go with seven rebounds, and Levi Randolph notched 15 points and nine boards off the bench, University of Delaware alum Davon Usher saw one minute of action while attempting two shot in his second home coming game at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The 87ers shot 62 percent (15-of-24) from the field in the opening quarter, but the home team trailed 39-36 and the end of one.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

Delaware 87ers Forward EARL CLARK (22) drives towards the basket as Maine Red Claws Forward ASAUHN DIXON-TATUM (34) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Clarke scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in the second quarter, which helped the Red Claws to a 69-56 lead at halftime.

Greene tallied 12 points in the third and helped Delaware cut Maine’s lead to three late in the quarter, but Maine rebounded and took a 99-88 lead into the fourth.

The Red Claw’s starting five shot 8-of-16 from the field for 18 points in the final period, as the team won their fifth straight game.

The 87ers face the Red Claws again their next game home game tomorrow, Saturday, February 20th, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

Maine Red Claws Forward COTY CLARKE (4) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Guard TY GREENE (15) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

A member of the Philadelphia 76ers Phi-light Squad performs in the course of halftime during a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - FEB 19 - Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

A members of the Philadelphia 76ers Phi-light Squad performs the “whip nae nae” dance with local schoolers after a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

Game Recap

 

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2015 – Jan 25 – Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) defeats Delaware 87ers 115-111


Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Damion James drops a 26-point, 13-rebound double-double. Texas Legends Forward Renaldo Balkman added 12 points and eight board in 24 minutes off the bench for Texas (15-10).

Delaware 87ers Guard Jared Cunningham (17) added 20 points, D.J. Seeley added 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists , while Forwards Malcolm Lee and Victor Rudd each scored 19 points.

Delaware 87ers Forward Victor Rudd (23) drives towards the basket as Texas Legends Forward Eric Griffin (20) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

Delaware 87ers Forward Victor Rudd (23) drives towards the basket as Texas Legends Forward Eric Griffin (20) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

Delaware 87ers Forward Malcolm Lee (14) looks for the open man as Texas Legends Forward Renaldo Balkman (17) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

Delaware 87ers Forward Malcolm Lee (14) looks for the open man as Texas Legends Forward Renaldo Balkman (17) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

Delaware 87ers Guard DJ Seeley (18) drives towards the basket as Texas Legends Forward Eric Griffin (20) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

Delaware 87ers Guard DJ Seeley (18) drives towards the basket as Texas Legends Forward Eric Griffin (20) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2015 - Jan 25 - Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) defeats Delaware 87ers 115-111

Texas Legends Forward Damion James (15) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward Kenny Hall (33) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

Texas Legends Forward Damion James (15) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward Kenny Hall (33) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL