Salt Lake City Stars Shine Bright Against NBA G League Ignite
ORLANDO (February 26, 2021) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the official NBA G League subsidiary of Utah Jazz, broadcast the NBA G League Ignite 107-87 in a nationally televised game on ESPN2 Friday afternoon
The Stars had a 23-20 lead after back and forth in the first quarter and retreated in the second half. They scored the best 42 points of the season in a quarter and led with 65 to 47 points during the break. One night after just six 3-point punches throughout the game, the stars went 7-12 from the deep in the second quarter with three brands from Trevon Bluiett and a pair from Malcolm Miller.
Ignite wouldn’t get any closer than nine points in the second half as the Stars extended the advantage up to 26 points in the fourth quarter. Tyler Bey scored eight points and Marcus Graves added seven in the final quarter to knock Ignite off.
Bey, a Dallas Mavericks two-way player, led the stars with 17 points. Bluiett and Miller added 16 points each. The stars would receive double-digit contributions from six different players, with Graves, 13, Yogi Ferrell (12) and Trevon Scott (10) rounding out the list.
Ignite was led by Jalen Green, the top NBA draft prospect with 24 points. Jonathan Kuminga, selected for the proposed lottery, was held to 10 points in 3-of-12 shooting but accumulated nine rebounds at field level. The Stars defense kept Ignite only 5 of 26 shots from a distance and 39.7% from the field to keep Ignite at a season low of 87 points.
The Stars only have four games left in the final week of the 2021 NBA G League season. The team will take Saturday off before taking on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Sunday afternoon. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (MT) and can be streamed on ESPN +.