LAS VEGAS (CW69 News at 10) — The College Park Skyhawks downed the Memphis Hustle in overtime 134-130 in the team’s first game of the NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas on Sunday to win their third game in a row, and their fourth in the last five.
The Skyhawks were behind by as many as 10 points in the third quarter, and entered the fourth quarter down by five points, 95-90, before sending the game into overtime, allowing College Park to pull out a narrow victory.READ MORE: Volunteers Needed For Atlanta's Point-In-Time Homeless Count
The team was led by an off-the-bench performance from point guard Cat Barber with 29 points. He was joined by Justin Tillman with 24 points and 17 rebounds during the contest.
Cameron Young led the way for Memphis off the bench with 32 points, along with David Stockton, who had 25 points and 14 assists. Darnell Cowart also had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Hustle.READ MORE: Local Puppies Making Their Debut At The Puppy Bowl XVIII
“Attacking the paint and controlling the inside was what gave us the slight edge tonight,” said Skyhawks Head Coach Steve Gansey. “I thought Justin [Tillman] initiated that well for us and established our presence down low, and I’m glad it helped us get the overtime win.”
The Skyhawks will conclude their NBA G League Winter Showcase schedule with a matchup with the Texas Legends on Wednesday at 2 p.m., ET.
The College Park Skyhawks are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and play home games at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park. The Memphis Hustle is an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies.MORE NEWS: Mulberry Man Fatally Shot On Sunday Evening
Season ticket memberships are available, as are single-game tickets. Info on tickets and merchandise can be found at the Skyhawks’ official website or by calling the Skyhawks front office at 404-878-3370.