Matt Bouldin Scores 20 as Mad Ants Win NBA D-League Title
SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Gonzaga University men’s basketball standout Matt Bouldin scored 20 points to help lead the Fort Wayne, Ind., Mad Ants past the Santa Cruz Warriors 119-113 to secure the 2014 NBA Development League championship for the first time in team history Saturday.
The Mad Ants Tony Mitchell led all scorers with 32 points. NBA D-League co-most valuable player Ron Howard finished with 23 points.
Fort Wayne led by as many as 20 points in the second half. Bouldin, playing for this third NBA D-League team of the season, went 8-for- 12 from the field including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. He also contributed three rebounds, three assists and two steals while playing 35 minutes in a starting role.
The Mad Ants had taken the first game of the final 102-92 at Santa Cruz as Bouldin scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
The Mad Ants finished the playoffs with a perfect 6-0 record, having won 17 of their last 20 regular season contests. Bouldin averaged 17.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 6.0 assists/game in the six playoff games.
Bouldin was a three-time All-West Coast Conference first-team pick and was the WCC Player of the Year his senior year of 2010. He was named the WCC Freshman of the Year in 2007.
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