Ignite wins NBA G League opener | Inquirer Sports

Ignite wins NBA G League opener

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:05 PM February 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—G League Ignite passed its first test, putting on a solid endgame to beat Santa Cruz, 109-104, in the NBA G League Thursday at AdventHealth Arena inside ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

Jonathan Kuminga played big down the stretch for Ignite with a crucial rejection on Jordan Poole before Daishen Nix iced the game from the line.


The young stars had to fend off a rally from the Warriors affiliate team, which got to within three 103-100 with 1:41 to play.

Ignite used a quick 11-0 run to get their momentum going en route to a 65-60 lead at the end of the half.


NBA veteran Jarret Jack led Ignite’s offense with 23 points but while Kuminga added 19 points, on 9-of-18 shooting, with four assists and two blocks.

Brandon Ashley had a near double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds while Jalen Green, who is of Filipino-American descent, pitched in 11 points and five boards.

Poole put up 22 points for the Warriors while Jeremy Lin added 18 points, five assists, and three steals.

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