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THE BIGHORNS SPREAD THE JAM THIN
RENO, NV —- The 2015-16 NBA D-League Pacific Division Champion Reno Bighorns (32-17) defeated the Bakersfield Jam (22-27) 130-124 Friday night at the Reno Events Center.
Ricky Ledo netted 30 points grabbed six rebounds and added two assists to lead the Bighorns. David Stockton notched 29 points and six assists as Kadeem Jack had 21 points and six rebounds. Erick Green followed Jack closely with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists
Terrico White led the Jam with 25 points, four rebounds and five assists. Cory Jefferson logged a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Kyle Casey had 19 points and seven rebounds.
The Bighorns took control of the game with a 20-13 lead over the Jam midway through the first quarter after a dunk by Jack. Jack would end the quarter with 10 points behind a 4-5 shooting effort. The Bighorns would go into the second quarter with a 41-36 lead.
The Bighorns maintained their advantage over the Jam opening the second on a 7-2 run giving the Bighorns an early 51-42 lead with 10:00 remaining in the second half. The Bighorns would lead the Jam by 10 after a three from Ledo midway through the quarter. The Jam would close the deficit to five but would lose the frame 37-34. The Bighorns would lead the Jam 78-70 going into the locker room at the half. Ledo would score 18 of his 30 points in the second quarter.
The Bighorns shot 63.2% the first half.
The Jam would chip away at the Bighorns going on a 7-2 run early in the third quarter. The Jam would take control of the lead for the second time in the contest with a 102-101 advantage over the Bighorns going into the final quarter.
The Bighorns would open the fourth quarter going on an 11-3 run to lead the Jam 112-105 early in the fourth. With 6:00 remaining in play, the Bighorns would net three triples in 1:30, making it a 121-110 game at the four minute mark. The Jam would go on an 8-4 run late in the quarter closing the deficit to seven points. The Bighorns would not relinquish the lead, earning a 130-124 victory over the Jam.
The Bighorns return to the Reno Events Center Saturday, Apr. 2 to again host the Jam at 7 p.m. for their final regular season game.
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About the Reno Bighorns:
The Reno Bighorns are a member of the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA. The Bighorns are affiliated with the Sacramento Kings. Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Bighorns front office at 775-853-8220 or visit RenoBighorns.com. Follow us on Twitter @renobighorns and “like” the Bighorns on Facebook at facebook.com/bighornshoops. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com