BLUE COATS RUN PAST HERD IN FINAL SECONDS

BLUE COATS RUN PAST HERD IN FINAL SECONDS
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The Delaware Blue Coats (4-5), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Wisconsin Herd (1-9), 108-106, on Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE. A Cameron Oliver dunk with 3.5 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winning basket for the Blue Coats, winners of four of their last five contests.  76ers two-way player Shake Milton scored a team-high 32 points in 36 minutes for the Blue Coats, while Haywood Highsmith posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. Oliver finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds in 27 minutes.

Coach Connor Johnson giving a chin check talk to his players that later recovered from being down 10 points to pull out a big win.

“I think [Shake] helped us,” said head coach Connor Johnson. “He kind of carried the load in the fourth quarter. Scoring 32 points, he showed his well-rounded offensive skill-set. It was good to see him succeed. It’s good to see all of our guys succeed. We know how talented Shake is and you can feel him getting more comfortable with himself, and that’s great.” 

 

Former Delaware players Christian Wood and James Young paced the Wisconsin offense. Wood, on assignment from the Milwaukee Bucks, scored a game-high 33 points with 11 rebounds in 36 minutes. Young finished with 27 points and 7 rebounds in 36 minutes. Delaware-native Trevon Duval added 18 points in 38 minutes for the Herd.
Next up for the Blue Coats is a Saturday afternoon matinee against the Canton Charge, in Ohio, at 2:00 p.m. The team returns to the Bob Carpenter Center on Monday, Dec. 3 for an 11:00 a.m. tip-off with the Westchester Knicks. The Grand Opening of 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Founding Season Ticket Memberships start at just $199 and can be purchased now by contacting the Blue Coats at 302-504-7587 and BlueCoatsTickets@76ers.com.

Shake Milton making his way for the easy bucket Photo Credit Saquan Stimpson/ZUMAPRESS

ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:

The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The Blue Coats are named for the legendary 1st Delaware Regiment, which was known for its signature blue combat uniforms and courageous participation in the American Revolution of 1776.

The team is set to play the 2018-19 NBA G League season in the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse coming to Wilmington, Delaware. Founding season ticket membership deposits are available now. For more information, visit SIXERS.COM/BlueCoats.

The last failed attempt to try and defeat our #DelawareBlueCoats Highsmith (24) was not having it! GREAT JOB BLUE COATS!

ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 27 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2018-19 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 53 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2017-18 season boasted NBA G 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 Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.
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