The Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Santa Cruz Warriors both hit the NBADL hardwood on Thursday afternoon for a 2012 D-League Finals rematch.
And though last season, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers emerged as D-League champions, Santa Cruz got the last laugh at the Showcase. The Warriors defeated RGV in what was a rare loss for the defending champions (they fell to 14-4, whereas Santa Cruz rose to 11-8) by a score of 127-115.
Despite the loss, the Vipers could still be seen letting the bombs fly from long range. The team hoisted up a total of 52 shots from behind the three-point line.
Unsurprisingly enough, they were led by Troy Daniels, who connected on a game-high 8 shots from deep (out of 21), on his way to scoring a game-high 31 points.
But alas, it wasn't enough to lead RGV to a victory. Seth Curry tallied a near triple-double with 27 points, 8 assists, and 7 assists in his D-League return from Memphis, en route to helping Santa Cruz get the W instead.
Still, it's hard not to enjoy "The Troy Daniels Show," at all times anyway, regardless of the outcome. Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey agrees.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Best shooting show since Annie Oakley RT <a href="https://twitter.com/crabdribbles">@crabdribbles</a>: Hope you're enjoying The Troy Daniels Show, <a href="https://twitter.com/dmorey">@dmorey</a></p>— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) <a href="https://twitter.com/dmorey/statuses/421413965931888640">January 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Kudos to our main man Scott Rafferty. Nicely done!