East Feasts during NBADL All-Star Game in Brooklyn
The Eastern Conference Futures defeated the Western Conference Prospects 129-94 on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The game featured 20 of the NBA D-League’s top prospects competing on basketball’s biggest stage.
Fort Wayne Mad Ants forward Andre Emmett took home MVP honors with a team-high 28 points to go with three rebounds and two assists. The Futures’ attack saw Chris Babb of Maine, Erie’s Seth Curry, Willie Reed of Grand Rapids and Iowa’s Damien Wilkins finish with 13 points apiece, while Maine’s Tim Frazier dished out a game-high 10 assists.
Almost all of the Futures team scored in double figures. That included Sioux Falls Skyforce Center Khem Birch who shot 4 of 5 from the floor and hit both his free throws for 10 points with 4 rebounds.
The Futures led at the half 55-52. Soon after the teams emerged from the locker rooms, the Eastern squad put together a 39-10 run. Eventually the span stretched to 37 points, the largest margin in NBA D-League All-Star Game history.
Reno's Quincy Miller led all Prospects scorers with 28 points and seven rebounds. Los Angeles’ Jabari Brown scored 17 points, while Elliot Williams from Santa Cruz finished with 16 in defeat.
With 28 points each, Emmett and Miller tied the fourth-highest total in NBA D-League All-Star Game history.
Sioux Falls will be back on the court against the Delaware 87ers at home Friday.