NBA G League: Diallo carries Motor City Cruise against Maine Celtics (116-103)

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Motor City used a 40-17 second-quarter surge to take control and held on for an upset of the second-seeded Celtics.

It was a balanced offensive attack from the Cruise, who saw seven different players score at least nine points. Cheick Diallo, Deividas Sirvydis and Derrick Walton Jr. each tied for the team-high with 20 points. Diallo also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.

Motor City Cruise@MotorCityCruise “It’s a business trip.” – <a href=”https://twitter.com/cheick_diallo13?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@cheick_diallo13</a> <br><br>We’ll face OKC Blue in the Semifinals this Tuesday at 2 PM ET! <a href=”https://t.co/wK1j5xHxdN”>pic.twitter.com/wK1j5xHxdN</a>

Motor City knocked down 17 threes while shooting 47 percent from beyond the arc in the win, which sends it to the semifinals to take on the No. 6 seed Oklahoma City Blue on Tuesday (2 p.m. ET).

Meanwhile, Jaysean Paige paced Maine with 39 points on 14-of-33 shooting. He also recorded five rebounds and four steals. Chris Clemons added 21 points for the Celtics but they couldn’t keep pace with the high-flying Motor City offense.

Maine will face the Grande Valley Vipers in a consolation game Tuesday (3 p.m. ET).

Source : Bleacherreport.com

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