CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League, presented by Cleveland Clinic, were defeated by the Capital City Go-Go, 106-95, to begin the regular season portion of the NBA G League schedule.
Fresh off a call-up from the New Orleans Pelicans, Justin James led all scorers with 27 points in 32 minutes while also tallying five rebounds and two steals. Malik Newman followed with 22 points, five boards and two assists. Tre Scott held down the paint with a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with eight points in 33 minutes of action. Josh Huestis rounded out the double-digit scorers with 12 points and six boards, shooting 50% from the floor.
Jaime Echenique paced the Go-Go with 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds in 34 minutes. Jordan Schakel added 20 points and seven boards in 38 minutes. Capital City led wire-to-wire throughout tonight’s game and took advantage of high percentage opportunities by scoring 68 points in the paint.
The Bone Thugs inspired jerseys the Charge worn in tonight’s game are available for purchase in an auction benefitting the Spread the Love Foundation, a local nonprofit founded by Krayzie Bone that creates career paths and cultural equity through the arts for youth & young adults in CLE. The jerseys of Charge players including Tacko Fall, Justin James, RJ Nembhard and Malik Newman, will be available for bids until Sunday at 6:00 p.m. EST on via the Charge App and through the Dash Auction site – CLICK HERE FOR THE JERSEY AUCTION PAGE!
The Charge hit the road for a matchup against the Grand Rapids Gold (Denver Nuggets) tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. – Watch the game on ClevelandCharge.com or listen live on REAL 106.1 FM. Cleveland comes back home to host the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) for Pride Night this Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now starting at just $5! Click here or call 216-420-2730 to land your spot at a Charge game this season!
ABOUT ROCK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:
Rock Entertainment Group is the umbrella entity of the teams and venues that are part of Dan Gilbert’s Rock Family of Companies. It includes the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, the AHL Cleveland Monsters, the NBA G League Charge and Cavs Legion of the NBA 2K League; the operation of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Legion Lair Lit by TCP home of Cavs Legion in Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic Courts – the Cavaliers’ training and development center in Independence, Ohio. As the unified brand platform, Rock Entertainment Group formally links multiple sports, venues, music, and content properties together to better position them collectively for collaboration, growth and new opportunities, while relentlessly creating amazing experiences for fans, teams, partners, stakeholders and thousands of staff members across the full spectrum of properties.