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Ignite Escapes With Win Over Capitanes In Nail-Biting Finish

-- Henderson and Miller Combine for 53 points to Hand the Capitanes its Second Loss –

Official Release /January 11, 2023

MEXICO CITY CAPITANES29432129122Gary Clark 30Gary Clark 12Mason Jones 8
G LEAGUE IGNITE23362935123Scoot Henderson 27Eric Mika 10Henderson/ Jeter 4

HENDERSON, Nev., Jan. 10, 2022 NBA G League Ignite (5-3) defeated the Mexico City Capitanes (5-2), 123-122, to split the two-game series on Tuesday at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev.

Scoot Henderson and Leonard Miller combined for 53 to lead the way for Ignite. Henderson recorded a team-high 27 points with four rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Miller registered 26 points and eight rebounds on 11-of-14 shooting from the field. John Jenkins added 17 points and Eric Mika (10 points, 10 rebounds) tallied his seventh double-double of the season.

Gary Clark paced the Capitanes with a game-high 30 points and 12 rebounds on 10-of-20 shots from the field, including 6-of-12 from the three-point line. Kenneth Faried went perfect from the field (9-9) to add 25 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

After facing a 17-point deficit in the third quarter, Ignite used an 11-0 run to cut the lead to 91-88. As a team, Ignite picked it up on the offensive end en route to shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line while limiting the Capitanes to 10 percent shooting from behind the arc. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter, Ignite took its first lead since the opening minutes of the game with a little over four minutes remaining in regulation.

Up by three with two seconds remaining, Ignite fouled a three-point shooter and gave the Capitanes a chance to send the game to overtime. Gary Clark, of the Capitanes, drained the first two free throws and missed the third attempt as Ignite escaped with the nail-biting victory. Leonard Miller poured in 14 of his 26 points in the final frame to help secure the win.


Ignite remains in Henderson, Nev., to face off against the Oklahoma City Blue on Thursday night, tipping off at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET. Coverage will be available on ESPN+.