The Cleveland Charge get snowed under by a power house Motor City Cruise




It was ugly sweater night for the Cleveland Charge at the Wolstein Center. This was very appropriate as it turned out to be a very ugly game all the way around. Fans were given a long sleeve T-shirt with an ugly sweater printed pattern as one of the larger crowds was on hand as the Cleveland Charge (6-6) of the NBA G League, presented by Cleveland Clinic saw their four game winning streak demolished by the Motor City Cruise (8-4), 138-106 this past Friday evening.

In spite of the loss the Cleveland Charge still managed to qualify for the Showcase Cup and will head to Las Vegas on December 19-22 to play two games in the 2021 NBA G League Winter Showcase.

The Charge lead scorer was Malik Newman who had a game high 28 points on 6-of-12 from the three point arch with eight assists and four steals in 28 minutes. Crowd favorite Tacko Fall earned a double-double with 26 points and 10 boards with five blocks in 29 minutes on the court. Justin James was good for 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes.

On the Detroit side of the arena it was Luka Garza (on assignment from the Pistons) hitting for 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds in 31 minutes. Jamorka Pickett made good with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting with seven boards in 37 minutes. Derrick Walton Jr. added 13 points and 10 assists while Deividas Sirvydis shot for 17 points and 10 rebounds earning double-doubles for both players.

At halftime the score was a slanted 68-54 with Motor City outscoring the Charge 41-20 in the 3rd quarter as they cruised to a victory.

At this time the Charge is still awaiting notification of their two game schedule for the 2021 AT&T NBA G League Winter Showcase that will be held in Las Vegas on December 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The Cleveland Charge returns back home for two games against the Maine Celtics on December 27 and 29, 2021. The Monday game will be Holiday Hoopla with a starting time of 6 p.m. and it will be Space Jam Night on Wednesday with another 6 p.m. tip off. Tickets start at just $5 and can be reserved by calling (216) 420-2730.

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Who is Mark Horning?

Over the course of my life I have worked a variety of jobs including newspapers, retail camera sales and photography. Eight years ago I embarked on yet another career as writer. This included articles concerning sports and cultural events in Cleveland, Ohio as well reviews of the many theatrical productions around town. These days are spent photographing professional dance groups, theater companies and various galas and festivals as well as attending various stage performances and posting reviews about them.