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Wassup in Westchester: Cleanthony Early plays first game since Dec. 30 shooting

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W-Knicks 106, Mad Ants 99

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We've got a very special edition of "Wassup in Westchester" today, because Cleanthony Early is back, y'all! The second-year shooting guard took the court Friday night for the first time since being shot in the knee during a Dec. 30 robbery.

Coach Mike Miller inserted him into the starting lineup, and he scored 7 points on 3-8 shooting to go along with 1 rebound and 2 assists in 14 minutes of playing time as the W-Knicks defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, 106-99.

Highlights!

Cleanthony Early (duh)

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Jimmer Fredette

Darion Atkins

Jordan Bachynski

Here's what Early had to say after the game:

And here's coach Mike Miller:

Indeed, Cle looked as athletic and bouncy as ever he did. What an astonishing comeback for the young man. His Knicks teammates on the West Coast took notice:

Hopefully this is the start of something great for Cleanthony Early. He's worked his ass off to get back on the court.