G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats live score, updates, highlights from NBA G League Fall invitational

G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats live score, updates, highlights from NBA G League Fall invitational

The G League Ignite get their preseason preparations underway with a matchup against the Perth Wildcats in Las Vegas.

The 10-time NBL champions are headlined by NBL Next Star Alexandre Sarr, a projected top-20 pick, as well as fellow draft prospects Dontae Russo-Nance and David Okwera, along with veteran Bryce Cotton and two-time NBL Most Improved Player of the Year Keanu Pinder.  

The Ignite’s 2023-24 roster boasts plenty of future NBA talent, headlined by McDonald’s All-Americans Matas Buzelis and Ron Holland, who are currently projected to be top 3 picks in 2024, according to ESPN.

MORE: Bronny James, Matas Buzelis headline 2024 NBA Draft prospects to watch

The Sporting News is tracking all the action from the Wildcats vs. Ignite below.

G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats score

Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Wildcats 19        
Ignite 30        

MORE: Why G League Ignite’s Matas Buzelis is in contention for No. 1 pick in 2024

G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

BOX SCORE: Ignite vs. Wildcats

Second quarter:

9:58 p.m. — Ron Holland has looked extremely comfortable with the ball in his hands looking for his own shot. He puts the moves on his defender and gets his shot off to make it nine points in the game.

9:44 p.m. — Buzelis going to work inside to give the Ignite a 47-34 lead midway through the second. 

End of first quarter: Ignite 30, Wildcats 19

9:39 p.m. — Babacar Sane beats the buzzer from deep to give the Ignite a double-digit lead at the end of Q1. 

After a slow start, the Ignite closed the quarter on a 30-10 run!

9:31 p.m. — With a host of NBA Draft talent on the floor, French big man Alex Sarr has been the most impressive prospect on the floor, running the floor well and getting to his spots. 

9:25 p.m. — The Ignite has been impressive with their activity on the defensive end, switching everything. They take a 17-14 lead late in Q1. 

9:20 p.m. — John Jenkins is cooming early for the Ignite!

9:15 p.m. — Alex Sarr takes flight for the JAM! 

9:13 p.m. — A fast start for the Wildcats as Tai Webster connects from the corner to make it a 7-0 run to start the game.  


8:30 p.m. — The Wildcats will start with Bryce Cotton, Tai Webster, Jordan Usher, Jesse Wagstaff, and Alex Sarr.

The Ignite will start with London Johnson, Josh Jenkins, Ron Holland, Matas Buzelis and Eric Mika.

8:24 p.m. — Johnson excited to take on Bryce Cotton 

2024 NBA Draft prospect London Johnson faces a tough test against three-time NBL MVP Bryce Cotton — a challenge he says he’s looking forward to.

“Some of my teammates have actually told me about him and I’ve watched a bit of film on him so I’m excited to play against him,” Johnson said.

“I feel like that’s one advantage we have with the Ignite that other guys in college don’t get, playing against other pros and different players over here.”

8:22 p.m. — The Ignite squad is in the building. 

Where to watch G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 6
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. AEST
  • TV channel: NBA TV
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass | Sling TV

The Wildcats will take on the Ignite on Wednesday, September 6 at The Dollar Loan Center in Las Vegas. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 p.m. ET. 

Fans in the U.S. can watch the game on Sling TV, which is now offering half off your first month! You can stream the sports you love starting at just $20 in your first month. By adding the Sports Extra pack you can also get access to more hoops on NBATV.

Perth Wildcats Roster

No Player Position Height Age
11 Bryce Cotton G 5-10 30
10 Ben Henshall G 6-5 19
20 Alex Sarr F 7-1 18
10 Corey Webster G 6-2 34
35 David Okwera F 6-9 20
1 Dontae Russo-Nance G 6-3 18
13 Hyrum Harris F 6-8 20
12 Jack Andrew F 6-8 22
24 Jesse Wagstaff F 6-8 37
25 Keanu Pinder F 6-11 28
8 Jordan Usher F 6-7 25
22 Kyle Zunic G 6-2 24
17 Michael Harris G 6-4 23
0 Tai Webster G 6-4 28

G League Ignite roster

No Player Position Height Age
13 Matas Buzelis F 6-11 18
5 Izan Almanza F 6-10 18
0 Ron Holland F 6-8 17
84 Thierry Darlan G 6-6 19
3 Admon Gilder G 6-4 27
2 London Johnson G 6-4 19
23 John Jenkins G 6-4 32
8 Jeremy Pargo G 6-2 37
1 Dink Pate G 6-7 17
4 Babacar Sane G 6-6 19
12 Eric Mika C 6-10 28
11 Tyler Smith F 6-10 18
33 David Stockton G 5-11 32