EIGHT STRAIGHT FOR RED HOT RAPTORS 905

By Raptors 905 | March 4, 2017

Raptors 905 (30-9) became the first team to reach the 30-win plateau in the NBA D-League this season, defeating the Reno Bighorns (13-25) 94-81 Friday night.  Brady Heslip scored a game-high 33 points while opposing guard David Stockton led Reno with 20 points.  

Reno jumped out to an early lead thanks to eight points from Stockton and a five point, five rebound effort from Isaiah Cousins in the first quarter.  Headed to the second frame the Bighorns held a 26-21 advantage. 

The second quarter proved pivotal, as the 905 erupted for 36 points in the period led by Heslip who recorded 14 points.  As a team, Raptors 905 shot 77.8 per cent from the floor, while holding Reno to 30.4 per cent and 16 points.  Headed to halftime the 905 held a comfortable 57-42 advantage. 

Opening the final 24 minutes of play, Reno chipped away at the deficit, receiving six-point quarters from Kendall Marshall and Stockton.  Heslip would not slow down in the third, scoring nine points and bringing his three-quarter total to 28, maintaining a nine-point advantage for the visiting 905. 

Both teams would struggle from the floor in the fourth, shooting 30 per cent and combining for 30 total points.  Christian Watford and Yanick Moreira each contribute six points to seal the victory for Raptors 905, who improve to 15-2 on the road this season.