Ouch. If Friday night’s Westchester Knicks loss had happened to the big Knicks, we’d be feeling the hurt for days, if not weeks. The W-Bockers blew a 20-point lead to the Grand Rapids Drive in the fourth quarter, tied the game with seven seconds left on a miracle three from Isaiah Hicks, forced a miss on the final possession, but lost track of center Landry Nnoko, who tipped in the offensive rebound for the 97-95 win.
Isaiah Hicks (two-way contract): 35 points on 14-19 shooting (1-1 from beyond the arc), 10 rebounds
As with pretty much any power forward—or any non-rim protecting center, for that matter—Isaiah Hicks’ ability to find a place on an NBA roster may depend on his ability to develop a three-point shot. The UNC big man didn’t try his first three until the final seconds, and even that was an off-balance prayer. But it went in! Keep on chuckin’, Isaiah—all the 35-point G-League games in the world aren’t gonna help you much if you can’t stretch the floor.
Ron Baker (big Knick): 14 points on 4-7 shooting (3-5 from beyond the arc), 0 assists, 3 turnovers, 5 steals
Weird game from Ronny B, who was splashing the three-ball in the second half, but couldn’t make things happen as an off-ball playmaker.
Damyean Dotson (big Knick): 8 points on 3-11 shooting (1-2 from beyond the arc), 12 rebounds, 3 steals
Poor shooting night for D-Dot, but the kid can grab rebounds in his sleep.
The W-Knicks are now 3-1 on the season. Let’s pick them up Saturday night with a win of your own, big Knicks!