The Westchester Knicks (13-15) lost to the Grand Rapids Drive (14-16), who got their revenge on the team that beat them on Saturday night. The Drive brought some reinforcements down from the Detroit Pistons before the game to make sure they did not lose the back end of the home-and-home against the W-Knicks.
The game got away from the W-Knicks down the stretch. Westchester even led by 12 points in midway through the 3rd quarter before the Drive kicked it into...ahem...drive and finished off Knicks affiliate, 132-117.
Both teams shot a high percentage from the field in this highly competitive offensive slugfest. If you happened to catch the game on Facebook Live you watched a half-court game throughout. Between the teams they only had 2 fast break points the entire game. What did the W-Knicks in was the defense again giving up 16 threes to the Drive.
Jordon Crawford being unavailable due to an illness, robbing us of the delicious matchup with the Drive’s Jordan Crawford. Kevin Capers started in Jordon’s place and lead the starting unit with a season-high 21 points. Another player with a season high in points and not to be outdone was veteran guard Von Wafer who came off the bench for 26 points. He was a flame thrower going 4-5 from behind the arc
Doron Lamb, who didn’t play the last time these two team matched up on Saturday, had a solid game of 20 points and 4 rebounds.
Forward Damien Inglis had another fine all-around game, finishing with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Keith Wright, the Harvard Alum, had another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Drive had 3 starters in the lineup sent down from the Detroit Pistons, and each player came up big in the win. Both guard Darrun Hilliard and forward Henry Ellenson for the second straight game against the W-Knicks were difficult to contain and at points unstoppable from the field. Hilliard finished with a team high 29 points, 4 rebounds and began the game hitting his first 6 threes. The Marquette forward Ellenson finished with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Syracuse alum Michael Gbinije was a defensive stopper all night.
Next up for the Westchester Knicks they look to get back on track Friday against the Windy City Bulls on Knicks Legends Night. Allen Houston, John Starks and Grandmama will all be in attendance and could probably still dominate in the D-League.