NEW YORK – The Canton Charge (8-10), powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, displayed a feat of strength in coming back from down 14 in the second half to defeat the Long Island Nets (13-6) at NYCB Live on Saturday night.
Canton’s Marcus Thornton scored 31 points for the second time in as many nights, adding five assists and four rebounds in 39 minutes. Kevin Olekaibe was a spark off the bench, scoring 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with seven boards and two steals in 31 minutes. JaCorey Williams posted a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds in 38 minutes, while Gerald Beverly added a double-double of his own by scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 boards with two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes.
Long Island was led by their reserves outscoring the Charge bench 56-32, with Brooklyn assignment Isaiah Whitehead’s 22 points in 25 minutes of relief. Tahjere McCall added 18 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes. J.J. Moore scored 14 points in 14 minutes for the Nets.
The Charge will play their first-ever game at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, December 28th at 8:00 p.m. against the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) presented by Visit Canton. For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, offseason events, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944.
For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, group outings, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944. The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and are also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
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