Any chance you get to be at home and play in front of your fans, it’s an opportunity most teams don’t take for granted. Especially when they’re home for a extended amount of time. Between Wednesday and Sunday of this past week, the Westchester Knicks (25-17) were able to play three consecutive home games and are now returning to the road, as owners of a three game winning streak.
Regardless of their opponents, which happened to be the Maine Red Claws, Grand Rapids Drive, and Lakeland Magic, the W-Knicks took care of them in dominant fashion. First of all, their offense reached new levels of efficiency over the course of this home stand. Not only, did they average 113 points per game, but their victories came by a margin of 14 points. And last but not least, this next part was impressive to watch, especially in person.
The W-Knicks, despite being one of the best offenses in the G-League, routinely have shooting performances that aren’t great, percentage wise. Anybody that follows them, knows about it and also recognize their ability to catch fire at any point of the game. But these last few days were much different for the W-Knicks. Against the Drive and Magic on Friday night and Sunday afternoon, the W-Knicks had their best shooting performances of the season.
Between both games, the W-Knicks shot 55%-45%-82% from the field and had several runs which put away their opposition. That was certainly the case on Sunday, as their runs in the second half, put them up as much as 26 points over the Magic. And when you take a closer look at the W-Knicks’ offensive success, you’ll notice they had a bunch of hands helping out once again. In fact, there were 17 total players who scored double digit points during their latest stay at home.
Up next for the Westchester Knicks is a return to the road, as they’ll face the Greensboro Swarm on Thursday night.