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Jules Bernard Records First Career Triple-Double as Go-Go Fall to Nets in Round One of the NBA G League Playoffs

By Capital City Go-Go Staff /April 3, 2024

The Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, fell to the Long Island Nets, 120-118, on Tuesday at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. The loss marks the end of the 2024 postseason for the Go-Go.

The Go-Go and Nets set the tone for the night early with Wizards assignee Patrick Baldwin Jr. with an alley-oop layup from Jules Bernard in the first six seconds of the game and the Nets responding in their next possession. The teams stayed within 10 points for the entire game as they battled for the chance to move on to the second round of the NBA G League Playoffs. The teams traded leads nine times, were tied 12 times, but ultimately the Nets took the victory with a Jacob Gilyard layup with 0.3 seconds remaining in the game.

Two-way player Jules Bernard highlighted the night for the Go-Go, recording his first career triple-double and the first postseason triple-double in franchise history. Bernard finished the night with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 13 assists. Including Bernard, four Go-Go starters finished the night with 20-plus points, with Wizards two-way Justin Champagnie leading the team with 25 points. Baldwin Jr. put up a double-double performance, leading the team with 11 rebounds and scoring 22 points. Hamidou Diallo had 24 points and eight rebounds. All starters scored in double-figures for the Go-Go with Taylor Funk also adding 13 points.

Gilyard played 48 minutes, leading the Nets in scoring and assists with a double-double performance of 32 points and 10 assists. Keon Johnson and Kyler Edwards both scored over 20 points with 25 and 24 points, respectively. David Muoka led the team in rebounds with a near double-double performance, scoring 10 points with 9 rebounds, and blocking four shots.

The Go-Go will return for their sixth NBA G League season this fall while the Nets will go on to face the Osceola Magic on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park.