The Westchester Knicks had only lost one game in their past six, and they had a chance to avenge that defeat Monday night against a Maine Red Claws team who had beaten them the previous week. I am happy to report that the W-Knicks did indeed get sweet vengeance on those dastardly crustaceans, winning by a score of 117-94.
The game was close throughout the first half, but the W-bockers pulled away late thanks to Trey Burke, who scored 14 in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth en route to a dazzling 39-point night. It’s nice to see somebody in a Knicks uniform scoring right now.
Trey Burke (affiliate player): 38 points on 16-25 shooting (6-7 from three), 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—every G-League team should have an undersized guard who is extremely skilled at getting buckets. That is Trey Burke to a T. He reminds me a bit of Jimmer Fredette in that his offensive skill is so far above this level, yet I can see why it wouldn’t necessarily translate to the big league. Ah well...I’m gonna enjoy Burke in Westchester while I can.
The W-Knicks are now 9-4. Pretty dang good!