Lakers vs. Stampede Postgame Report
Trevor Wong | @DFenders
Six players scored in double figures and the D-Fenders stopped the D-League’s top team 121-91 on Saturday night. Manny Harris led the way with 22 points, Jamario Moon put up 21 and Brandon Costner (14 points, 12 rebounds) added a double-double.
Slow starts plagued L.A. in the previous two contests, but that wasn’t the case against Idaho. The D-Fenders scored the first 12 points of the game en route to a 35-19 lead after the first quarter. Their defense helped key the hot start, as L.A. forced eight turnovers and limited Idaho to just 6 of 21 field goals (28.6 percent). The Stampede would cut the lead to single digits at 60-52 early in the third, but the D-Fenders answered with a 21-5 run, and cruised to their third win of the season.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jamario Moon. The Alabama native recorded a season high 21 points, to go along with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Moon also finished with a plus-32 rating – a game high – and made 8 of 10 shots, 3 of 5 from the three-point line.
Andre Ingram and Kareem Rush. Both guarded the NBA D-League’s No. 1 overall prospect Pierre Jackson for much of the game, limiting him to 4 of 17 field goals towards 11 points, a season low. On the offensive end, Rush paced helped key the D-Fenders hot start with seven first-quarter points (11 for the game), while Ingram totaled 17 points off the bench on 7 of 8 shooting.
STAT OF THE GAME
Idaho came into the game averaging 110.1 points per game (fifth), while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor (second), but the D-Fenders held the Stampede to just 91 points and 39.3 percent shooting from the floor – both season lows. In particular, L.A. slowed down Idaho’s backcourt of Jackson and Dee Bost, who totaled just 21 points on 7 of 29 field goals. They also accounted for 12 of the team’s 25 turnovers (led to 28 D-Fenders points) on the evening.