Santa Cruz drops NBADL finals opener

Staff Report

Big man Jeremy Tyler, a former Tokyo Apache player, scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds and added two assists in the Santa Cruz Warriors’ 112-102 home defeat to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Game 1 of the NBA Development League finals on Thursday.

Tyler, who picked up five fouls, had back-to-back inside baskets to tie the game at 102-102 with about 90 seconds remaining.