Toronto Raptors rookie point guard Delon Wright just missed the triple-double in his second game with the 905 as he scored 20 points on 8-14 shooting from the field and 2-3 from three-point range to go with 8 dimes, 8 boards, 3 steals and 2 blocks in 37 minutes of action.
The fans at the Hersey Centre were treated to an exciting game with a boatload of scoring. The 905 leading the Delaware 87ers 90-85 thru three-quarters, but fortunately they gave up a 40 point fourth quarter to the visitors and fell 125-109.
Toronto Raptors forward Bruno Caboclo had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks in 37.6 minutes, but his shooting struggles continued as he shot just 6-20 from the field. Caboclo did hit on 4-11 three-point attempts. Raptors training camp invitee Ronald Roberts Jr had a team-high 22 points to go with 9 rebounds, a steal and 3 blocks. After the game, Roberts said he was impressed with the strong fan support in Mississauga.
The 905 are back in action Saturday, December 5 when the club plays host to the Grand Rapids 87ers at home in Mississauga at 2 p.m.
RECAP: DELAWARE 87ERS – 125, RAPTORS 905 – 109
Delaware’s Kilpatrick records game-high 37 points
Delaware 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick recorded 16 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter to lift his team to a 125-109 comeback win over Raptors 905 Sunday afternoon at Hershey Centre in Mississauga.
Raptors 905 jumped out to a 37-23 lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 16 at one point midway through the second quarter, but the 87ers went on a 13-5 run to finish off the second frame and cut the deficit to 58-52 at halftime. From there, Delaware put up 73 second-half points and outscored Raptors 905 40-19 in the final period to seal the comeback win.
In addition to Kilpatrick’s 37 points for the 87ers, Jordan McRae had 31 points to go with a game-high nine assists and eight rebounds, while Ladarius White (13), David Laury (13) and Gary Talton each had double-digit points off the bench and John Bohannon had a game-high 12 rebounds. For Raptors 905, Ronald Roberts had team-highs in points (22) and rebounds (nine), while Delon Wright registered 20 points, a team-high eight assists and eight rebounds. Bruno Caboclo (17), Axel Toupane (17) and Jay Harris (10) rounded out the offensive leaders for Raptors 905.
Raptors 905 led Delaware in points in the paint (50-46) and second-chance points (25-15), while the 87ers led in field goal percentage (48.8-42.7), three point percentage (52.0-35.5), free throw percentage (77.8-61.5) and fast-break points (20-14).
Raptors 905 is back in action Saturday, December 5 when the club plays host to the Grand Rapids 87ers at Hershey Centre in Mississauga at 2 p.m.