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Wizards' G League affiliate earns comeback win to open season

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The Capital City Go-Go showed resiliency in their first regular-season game in 608 days. 

After the pandemic curtailed the 2020 season, the Go-Go began a new era on Friday with a 107-103 victory over the Westchester Knicks. New York's G League affiliate opened the game on a 19-0 run, but 30 points from forward Jordan Goodwin and 15 points from Kyree Walker, including an exciting third quarter buzzer-beater, gave the Go-Go all the momentum entering the fourth quarter.

The game marked the Go-Go's first since March 7, 2020, with the organization hiring a new head coach in former Wizards player development assistant Mike Williams and a new general manager, Amber Nichols. 

NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller had the chance to catch up with Nichols during Wednesday's Wizards vs. Raptors game.

Walker's banked-in buzzer-beater capped a 9-2 run for the Go-Go to close the third quarter and reduce a 13-point deficit to an 80-74 ballgame. Jaime Echenique notched a double-double and Isaiah Todd notched 15 points to highlight Williams' first win at the helm.