The Delaware Blue Coats (7-0), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Austin Spurs (6-2), 122-107, on Sunday night (Feb. 21, 2021) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. Seven Blue Coats reached double figures scoring for the first time this season, as the team tied the franchise record for consecutive wins with its seventh straight victory.
76ers two-way contract player Paul Reed delivered his seventh straight double-double to begin the season with 15 points (7-14 FG), a game-high 14 rebounds (six offensive) and a pair of steals in 31 minutes of action. Fellow 76ers two-way contract player Rayjon Tucker posted 23 points (7-13 FG, 5-6 FT), five rebounds and a game-high three steals in a game-high 35 minutes.
Delaware’s Michael Frazier II came off the bench to net a season-high 24 points (9-18 FG, 3-8 3FG, 2-2 FT) along with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks. Frazier II posted a game-high plus-17 rating in 28 minutes of play. Justin Robinson notched his first double-double of the campaign for the Blue Coats with a season-high 19 points (7-14 FG, 3-8 3FG, 1-1 FT) and a career-high 13 assists.
The Blue Coats led the Spurs 65-55 at halftime. For the game, Delaware outrebounded Austin 46-39 and won the battle for points in the paint by a 70-42 margin.
Austin’s Anthony Mathis scored a game-high 33 points on 10-15 shooting from the field, 5-9 from three-point range and 4-4 from the free-throw line. Sacramento Kings flex assignment player Robert Woodard II had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a team-high 31 minutes. Galen Robinson Jr. dished out a game-high 14 assists, while London Perrantes had 10 assists of his own in the loss.
UP NEXT: The Blue Coats play the second game of their current back-to-back on Monday at 3:30 p.m. ET against the Erie BayHawks. Erie holds a 6-1 record. The game can be seen locally on DETV Channel 28 and heard on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-GM.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS: The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The team plays its home games at the all-new Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For ticket information, visit SIXERS.COM/BLUECOATS. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
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 29 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2020-21, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. A record 45 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2020-21 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.