Salt Lake City Stars Fall In First Round Of G League Playoffs To Sioux Falls Skyforce

Mar 28, 2023, 9:41 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Stars matched up with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the first round of the NBA G League Playoffs on Tuesday.

The Stars dominated the Austin Spurs in their final game of the regular season on Thursday, March 23.

The winner of the game will go on to face the No. 1 seed Stockton Kings in the second round.

First Half

Frank Jackson opened up scoring for the Stars with a mid-range jumpshot.

It was a lot of offense early on. Good shooting from deep gave Sioux Falls an early advantage.

Skyforce center Orlando Robinson came out of the gates hot. He scored 12 points on 5/6 shooting.

Frank Jackson and Micah Potter combined for 18 of Salt Lake City’s points.

At the end of the first quarter, Sioux Fall’s Mychal Mulder converted on a four-point play.

Micah Potter went on a run in the second quarter.

He made shots from behind the arc and then showed he can make an impact in the paint as well.

The Skyforce made 5 more threes than the Stars in the first half.

Tyler Cook threw down a slam to cut the Sioux Fall lead to eight, 69-61.

Second Half

The Stars played well in the second half but couldn’t ever take the lead.

They closed the lead down to as low as three. UAB answered each shot with own of their own.

The Salt Lake City frontcourt took control in the second half.

Micah Potter and Tyler Cook combined for 34 points through three quarters.

The Stars trailed by ten going into the fourth, 94-84.

Salt Lake City was able to drop the lead all the way down to 2 after a massive run.

An acrobatic layup from Isaiah Miller sparked a reaction from the Utah crowd.

The Skyforce answered with a run of their own to regain a comfortable lead.

Sioux Falls takes the win in Salt Lake City, 115-107.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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Salt Lake City Stars Fall In First Round Of G League Playoffs To Sioux Falls Skyforce