Charge Fall to Cruise in Inaugural Cleveland Contest

Official Release | November 6, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League, presented by Cleveland Clinic, were defeated 140-117 by the Motor City Cruise (Detroit Pistons) in front of 3,689 fans in their first-ever game at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.

Cleveland was led by Kyle Guy’s 26 points on 11-of-22 from the field with eight rebounds, eight assists and two blocks in 39 minutes.  Malik Newman hit 10-of-18 shots and 4-of-8 three-point attempts to net 25 points in 34 minutes.  Justin James added 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field in 25 minutes.  Charles Matthews came off the bench to score 11 points and grab nine rebounds in 23 minutes.

The Cruise were paced by Saben Lee’s game-high 42 points on 14-of-24 from the field with eight boards and eight assists in 35 minutes.  Derrick Walton Jr. posted a double-double of 15 points and 12 boards with seven assists in 36 minutes.  On assignment from Detroit, Luka Garza scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 34 minutes.  With the game tied 25-25 and 3:59 left in the first quarter, Motor City rolled off a 12-1 run to end the quarter to take a lead they’d never relinquish. 

The Charge hit the road for a division matchup with the Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks) on Monday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. – Charge fans can listen live on The Gambler 1350 AM and watch the game live on  The Charge return to The Land for a back-to-back against the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) beginning on Thursday, ,November 11 at 6:00 pm.  We will honor our local heroes during the pair of games as Thursday’s game is Salute to Service presented by Ohio CAT and Friday is First Responders Night presented by Physician’s Ambulance.  Tickets for both games starting at only $5 per seat! Click here or call 216-420-2730 to land your spot at a Charge game this season!



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.

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