These 2 Heat development projects erupted for 92 combined points in G League

Alondes Williams set a Sioux Falls Skyforce record with 55 points on Sunday.

Oct 2, 2023; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Alondes Williams (15) poses for a photo during media
Oct 2, 2023; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Alondes Williams (15) poses for a photo during media / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami Heat development prospects Alondes Williams and Cole Swider erupted for 92 combined points in a record-breaking scoring performance to lead the team’s G League affiliate to a win Sunday afternoon.

Williams, who spent time with the Heat in training camp, set a Sioux Falls Skyforce record with 55 points. Swider, one of Miami’s two-way players, scored 37, as the Skyforce beat the Salt Lake City Stars, 138-130.

Alondes Williams and Cole Swider continue to impress for the Miami Heat's G League affiliate.

Williams poured in 21 of 30 shots (4 for 6 from 3-point range), with his biggest moments coming in the second half to help flip a 17-point deficit. Williams and Swider each had 17 points in the third quarter on a combined 11 for 14 shooting to take a 104-99 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Williams then scored 21 points in the final frame to fend off the Stars. His and Swider’s combined 61 second-half points outscored the Stars by four.

Swider shot 11 of 16 overall and made seven of his 11 3-point attempts, while also adding a career-high 12 rebounds and three assists. The Skyforce are 4-0 when Swider scores 30 or more points.

For Williams, his 55 points bests Scotty Hopson’s franchise record of 52 points set in 2015 and is the highest-scoring game in the G League this season. It’s also Williams’ second game of at least 40 points this season.

The win improved the Skyforce’s record to 6-0.

In Sioux Falls' previous game, Heat reserve center Orlando Robinson posted 41 points and 13 rebounds while on G League assignment.

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