Cumberland, top-seed 905 open playoffs with win


Jarron Cumberland

Jarron Cumberland


With Jarron Cumberland as a member of the team, the Raptors 905 made the NBA G League playoffs.

The Raptors are the No. 1 seed and defeatd G League Ignite 127 to 102 in the opening game of the single elimination tournament Monday afternoon.

In the opener, Cumberland played eight minutes and did not score. He grabbed a rebound and handed out an assist.

The Raptors 905 will face either the Austin Spurs or the Delaware Blue Coats in the semifinal round Tuesday. Game assignments have not been announced but tipoff times are 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Both games are on ESPNU.

The championship game is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday and will be televised on ESPN2.

Cumberland (Wilmington High School) has played in eight games this season, averaging just under 14 minutes a game. He has 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two steals.

Since being traded to the Toronto G League team, Raptors 905, Cumberland has seen a marked increase in playing time.

Cumberland played just 19 total minutes in four games for Rio Grande Valley. Since joining 905, Cumberland has played 59 minutes in three games, scoring nine points. He also had four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

In addition, Raptors 905 was named the NBA G League Franchise of the Year.

The G League is playing all games in a bubble situation in Orlando, Fla. this season.

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