Following a surprising end to their seven-game winning streak, the Westchester Knicks (14-5) were faced with a serious chance of taking a step back, especially with their 12 day road trip beginning soon. But after being blown out by the Lakeland Magic on Tuesday, the Knicks quickly found their winning ways again, via two consecutive wins over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Grand Rapids Drive.
In both games, which the W-Knicks won 131-105 and 119-117, they managed to find the offensive rhythm that’s made them very tough to deal with. Led by leading scorer John Jenkins (26 PPG), the W-Knicks have had six players score double digit points per game while shooting an average of 52%-43%-98% from the field. In fact, even if you look at that W-Knicks’ lopsided loss to the Magic, there was hope for them on that end of the floor due to these trends still being present.
But besides Westchester rediscovering that aspect of their game, they managed to maintain an edge over their opponents in an area, many haven’t figured out yet this season: Their ability to create sizable leads. While the W-Knicks haven’t always maintained their leads, they don’t have a problem building them.
Dating back to their December 8th match-up against the Oklahoma City Blue, when their 18-point lead in the fourth quarter disappeared, the W-Knicks have built five separate leads of 10 points or higher in their last two games and won both of them. Regardless of when it happened, the W-Knicks had enough offensive firepower to pull this off and it led them to victory.
Up next for the W-Knicks, is a trip to Las Vegas for the G-League’s mid-season scouting event, where they’ll face the Iowa Wolves and Austin Spurs between December 19th-21st before returning home to White Plains, NY and facing the Capital City Go-Go on December 27th.