mexico city captain won This Wednesday 111-103 los salt lake city stars, In their regular season debut in the G-League, an NBA development league.
with the captainsThe first team in the NBA system to be based in a country outside the United States and Canada, standaron kenneth farid Díaz had a double-double on his first day with the team, with 12 points and 11 rebounds. and mason jonesLeading scorer with 32 points.
Micah Potter also got a double-double for Salt Lake.13 points and 14 rebounds; Their top scorer was Christian Vital. with 22 points.
The duel, held in the Arena Ciudad de México, was intense, With optional domain.
The Stars took the lead in the first fourPowered by Royle Alkins and Christian Vital, accurate in field goals and effective under the board with which they opened up an eight-point lead.
The local team response was led by Gary Clark With nine points, supported by seven more from Mason Jones, who improved rebounding, in which Ramon Díaz’s quintet had shown weakness. At the end of the first quarter, Salt Lake led 22–27.
Improved thanks to the Mexico City team Dominican Justin Minaya and Rigoberto MendozaJoe came out strong under the basket with three rebounds as the Capitans cut the score to 35–34 halfway through the second period.
The advantage shot up to 60–50 at halftime, led by 14 points scored by Clark and Jones.
At the start of the third period, the Utah Jazz franchise team of the NBA Capitanes took advantage of turnoversthat started randomly go around 66-62 With a 10-point streak from Isaiah Miller.
Local reacts to former NBA’s Kenneth FariedThe newly signed, who converted seven points to put them up 82–76.
In the last round the team from the Mexican capital kept reacting And extended the window to 87-78 with Fareed as the hero.
stars improvise their transformations at the end of the duel and pressed Score 105-103 30 seconds from the endAlarm that Kenneth Faried shut down with his power under the basket and his effectiveness for Mason Jones Captains win 111-103,
Next match of both teams In the 2022-2023 NBA G League season It will also take place next Friday at the Arena Ciudad de México.