Iowa Wolves Win Back-and-Forth Battle over Sioux Falls Skyforce

By John Meyer | March 20, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In a back-and-forth NBA G League game that featured 18 lead changes and 11 ties, the Iowa Wolves claimed a 110-105 road win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, on Sunday afternoon at the Stanford Pentagon. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game.

Two-way guard McKinley Wright IV gave Iowa (13-14) the lead for good with a four-point play that put the Wolves up 104-101 with just over two minutes left in the contest. Sioux Falls (12-17) had briefly led with Micah Potter’s short jumper. Wright scored 21 points in the win and added 10 assists for a double-double.

Iowa forced a missed three-pointer by Potter on the next possession and Chris Silva followed with a monster dunk and was fouled. Silva’s free throw was off the mark but Melvin Frazier Jr. and Brandon Sampson each made two free throws later that sealed the Wolves’ second-straight win and gave them their first back-to-back victories since Jan. 13 and 16.

Matt Lewis poured in a career-high 26 points helped by a career-best six three-pointers. Lewis added a career-best 10 rebounds for his second career double-double. Silva finished 20 points and Sampson had 16. Jordy Tshimanga nearly had a double-double off the bench with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Two-way guard Kyle Guy came off the bench and led the Skyforce with 27 points. Four others joined Guy in double figures.

Iowa claimed the regular season series over Sioux Falls with Sunday’s win.

The Iowa Wolves stay on the road with a two-game series against the Santa Cruz Warriors on March 23 and 25. Tipoff for each game in Santa Cruz is set for 9 p.m. CT.