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Wizards' G League affiliate earns comeback win to open season originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Capital City Go-Go showed resiliency in their first regular-season game in 608 days.
After the pandemic curtailed the 2020 season, the Go-Go began a new era on Friday with a 107-103 victory over the Westchester Knicks.New York's G League affiliate opened the game on a 19-0 run, but 30 points from forward Jordan Goodwin and 15 points from Kyree Walker, including an exciting third quarter buzzer-beater, gave the Go-Go all the momentum entering the fourth quarter.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 6, 2021
The game marked the Go-Go's first since March 7, 2020, with the organization hiring a new head coach in former Wizards player development assistant Mike Williams and a new general manager, Amber Nichols.
— Capital City Go-Go (@CapitalCityGoGo) November 6, 2021
NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller had the chance to catch up with Nichols during Wednesday's Wizards vs. Raptors game.
"We’re trying to surround Isaiah Todd, Cassius Winston and Joel Ayayi with a group of young guys that’ll help them compete."@CapitalCityGoGo play their first game this weekend since March 2020! @cmillsnbcs caught up with Go-Go GM Amber Nichols to talk about it pic.twitter.com/9N8FlAUnuf
— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSWashington) November 4, 2021
Walker's banked-in buzzer-beater capped a 9-2 run for the Go-Go to close the third quarter and reduce a 13-point deficit to an 80-74 ballgame. Jaime Echenique notched a double-double and Isaiah Todd notched 15 points to highlight Williams' first win at the helm.