Raptors 905 Secure Victory Over Motor City Cruise in G League Clash

Makur Maker of the Raptors 905 in NBA G-League action on March 27, 2024 (image source: X / @Raptors905)

In a thrilling matchup between Raptors 905 and the Motor City Cruise, Raptors 905 emerged victorious with a final score of 116-102. The game showcased standout performances, particularly from Omari Moore of the 905, who achieved career highs in both points and assists, leading his team to victory with 29 points and 11 assists. Moore also contributed six rebounds, a steal, and a block to his impressive stat line.

The game began with both teams trading baskets evenly throughout the first quarter. However, as the quarter drew to a close, Motor City managed to gain a three-point lead heading into the second quarter. Raptors 905 wasted no time in responding, starting the second quarter with a 12-6 run. Yet, Motor City countered strongly with a 23-9 run of their own, establishing an 11-point lead by halftime.

The tide turned in the third quarter as Raptors 905 took control of the game, initiating a 9-2 run at the start of the quarter. The teams continued to exchange baskets until Moore’s three-pointer leveled the score at 73 points apiece. Raptors 905 then dominated the remainder of the quarter, outscoring the Cruise 34-20, with Moore contributing 14 of his 29 points during this period.

The momentum carried over into the final frame, where Raptors 905 extended their lead by outscoring the Cruise 36-25. This victory ended Raptors 905’s four-game losing streak and showcased notable performances from Darryl Morsell, who achieved career highs in points (24) and rebounds (10), securing his first double-double, and Makur Maker, who contributed 26 points.

Despite the loss, Motor City Cruise’s Nathan Knight delivered an impressive performance, recording a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. The two teams are set to face each other again to close out the 2023/24 season, with the rematch scheduled for Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

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