It’s always a great feeling to be on a roll, especially when you’re doing so as a team. While one person can do a lot on their own, nothing will ever top the collective effort from one group. As of late, the Westchester Knicks (9-3) have come into their own and established themselves as a legitimate contender in the G-League. And on Tuesday night, their case only became stronger after defeating the Windy City Bulls, 91-72.
Tuesday’s win extended the Knicks’ latest winning streak to four games, while also showcasing their other strengths. Even though the Knicks have one of the G-League’s best offenses, their match-up against the Bulls was very much a defensive struggle. Both teams didn’t shoot higher then 42% from the field, had various stretches where points weren’t scored, and they gave up the ball 33 times. But maybe that’s not a surprise.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, the Knicks and Bulls were ranked first and third in total defense across the G-League.
So as both teams attempted to break their funk on offense, the Knicks eventually did so first when they created a eight point lead in the first quarter before expanding it to 14 later on. To aid their offensive efforts, was the likes of Isaiah Hicks (21), Billy Garrett (23), Stephen Zimmerman (11), and Trevon Bluiett (10). Luke Kornet and Kadeem Allen fell just short of joining that group as they finished with eight and nine points, but combined to grab 17 rebounds.
Up next for the Westchester Knicks is a few days of rest before returning to action on Saturday night, via a road date with the Greensboro Swarm.