BLUE COATS FALL TO BULLS IN CONFERENCE BOUT
DELAWARE DROPS FIRST OF GAME OF SEASON SERIES
WILMINGTON – FEB. 5, 2020 – The Delaware Blue Coats (17-13), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, fell to the Windy City Bulls (12-17), 114-103, on Wednesday night at 76ers Fieldhouse. The teams will meet two more times during the 2019-20 G League regular season.
Xavier Munford scored 21 of his 25 points (9-22 fg, 3-9 3fg, 2-2 ft) in the second half for the Blue Coats, who were without the services of 76ers two-way contract players Marial Shayok and Norvel Pelle. Munford added nine rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes of action. Jared Brownridge racked up 21 points (7-16 3fg), four rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes off the bench for the home team. Brownridge has now converted seven triples on three separate occasions during the current campaign.
Julian Washburn added 18 points (6-13 fg, 4-9 3fg, 1-1 ft)—16 of which came in the first half—and nine rebounds for Delaware. Christ Koumadje came on strong for the Blue Coats in the second half to secure his twelfth double-double of the season with 11 points (5-6 fg, 1-1 ft) and 10 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots. Koumadje, the G League’s leading shot blocker, has swatted at least five shots in eight games this season.
Windy City’s Jaron Blossomgame led all scorers with 26 points (11-19 fg, 3-6 3fg, 1-1 ft), while also corralling a game-high 16 rebounds over a game-high 39 minutes in his season debut with the Bulls. Blossomgame was acquired from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a three-team trade on Saturday. The visitors had six players reach double figures, including four out of the team’s five starters. The Bulls’ bench contributed 42 points in the win, led by Tre’Darius McCallum’s season-high 19 points (7-12 fg, 5-8 3fg), 16 of which came in the second quarter alone.
The Blue Coats will embark on a three-game road trip that begins in Georgia against the College Park Skyhawks on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. The team then travels to Fort Wayne and Sioux Falls before returning home for a meeting with the Stockton Kings next Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at 76ers Fieldhouse.
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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 plays its home games at the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For ticket information, visitSIXERS.COM/BlueCoats. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
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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 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Fifty-two percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2018-19 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.