All good things must come to an end.
The Westchester Knicks held a one-point lead going into halftime against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, but let things get out of hand in the third and early fourth. In true Knicks fashion, they trailed 97-79 in the final frame before going on a 19-5 run to bring the deficit down to four with 3:03 remaining. And, in true Knicks fashion, they couldn't execute down the stretch as Sioux Falls pulled away for the 112-105 win.
It was a bitter pill for Westchester, who shot 50% from the field and 52% from beyond the arc. It was turnovers that did them in -- the W-Knicks coughed up the ball a back-breaking 23 times.
And so Sioux Falls wins the series, 2-0, and moves on to the Eastern Conference Finals. Our Westchester boys couldn't overcome a tough draw (the Skyforce set a D-League record for wins this season) and the proxy evil of Pat Riley. I bet Riles got the news of the sweep from one of his Albanian slave children while bathing in an ivory tub of virgin blood and cracked a half a smile. I'll hate you forever, Pat.
But let us dwell no longer on that rat bastard. Instead, we toast the Westchester Knicks on a stellar second season.