Minaya scores 19 and Mendoza 14 in the Capitanes' triumph
Justin Minaya hit 19 and Mendoza scored 14 in the Capitanes win” 19 points in the Capitanes victory over the Warriors in the G-League.
Los Capitanes de Ciudad de México led by Spanish coach Ramón Dí az defeated the Santa Cruz Warriors 128-117 this Sunday and established themselves in third place in the Western Conference of the G-League, the NBA Development League.
Mason Jones, with 36 points, was the top scorer for the Captains, the first team based outside of the United States and Canada to win. in the NBA system. The best Latin attacker for Díaz's team was Dominican Justin Minaya, with 19 points.
Los Capitanes, who improved their record to eight wins and three losses, let go of a nine-point lead He suffered from constant turnovers, but they pressed in the final minutes and managed to tie 30-30 in the first quarter.
The Warriors took advantage in the paint, while Mexico City dedicated itself to the game. He began to attack with medium-distance shots, in which he stood out. Justin Minaya hit two 3-pointers in as many attempts.
Dusty Hannahs exploded. He scored 11 points in the second quarter and led the way. with three outside shots the six that the Warriors managed, who went to halftime 60-57 up.
Minaya continued. with his good offensive performance and although he contributed Adding five more points to Mason Jones' 10, the Capitanes continued with turnovers that turned into points on quick counterattacks by Santa Cruz.
Mexico City [ of the painting and Mason Jones dispatched the the first three triples from him for the Capitanes to come back from behind and leave with a minimal advantage of 93-92 in the last 12 minutes.
Rigoberto Mendoza was the Capitanes' best scorer in the paint with eight points, while Santa Cruz stayed in the game with his outside attack.
Díaz's quintet adjusted the game. He went on defense and turned off his The Santa Cruz snipers, who did not add more triples, and with the help of 11 more points from Jones sealed the 128-117 victory.
The Capitanes will leave The tour will take place January 24-29 and will return to Arena CDMX when they host the South Bay Lakers on February 1.
On January 24, the Capitanes will visit the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.< /p>
Minaya contributed some information. as well as eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and five blocks in 38 minutes of action.
Mendoza contributed 10 minutes of play. 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.
For the losers, Lester Quiñones had seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block.