The Westchester Knicks (26-18) continued their playoff push by returning to the road, following their undefeated three game home-stand between February 20th and 24th. As they faced the Greensboro Swarm (21-21) and Wisconsin Herd (10-31) last week, the W-Knicks experienced quite a few things before leaving their latest road trip with a 1-1 record. With less than three weeks remaining in the G League’s regular season, the W-Knicks are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference.
Upon watching the first of last week’s contests, the W-Knicks did a lot of good things despite losing to the Swarm last Thursday. Five players scored double digit points and they even played some new faces, most notably Nate Hickman, a recent signee from Columbia University. And while they did lose a early 10-point lead, the W-Knicks gave everything they had against a Swarm team led by Devonte Graham, who scored 33 points. Last Thursday’s contest went into three overtime periods and saw various lead changes, runs, and a 17-point comeback by the W-Knicks.
But if last Thursday was a “heart-breaker” for the W-Knicks, than their performance on Saturday was a full recovery. The W-Knicks quickly jumped on the Herd and didn’t let up. In fact, the W-Knicks led by as many as 40 points before winning 123-95. Jameel Warney had his fourth consecutive game with 20 plus points, and teammates Billy Garrett, two-way player Kadeem Allen, and Stephen Zimmerman were reliable once again.
Garrett and Zimmerman scored 23 points each and Allen showed off his play-making skills via nine assists. After facing the Herd, three times this season, the W-Knicks have beaten them by an average of 32 points. Yes, you read that correctly.
Up next for the Westchester Knicks is a quick return back home, as they’ll face the Windy City Bulls on Wednesday, March 7th for Education Day! Once a season, the W-Knicks play a morning game in front of several youth schools from Westchester County.