Inside the Matchup breaks down every advantage that could lead to a #DubKnicks victory.
Westchester travels to Greensboro, North Carolina for its final road game of the season in a clash against the Swarm. The Knicks are 2-1 against Greensboro this season, recently falling to the team on February 25. There are many reasons to believe that the result will be much different this time around. Travis Trice II was one of the keys to a win in the last edition of Inside the Matchup, and although the Knicks fell, he was spectacular. Against Reno, Trice recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 assists. Trice was one assist away from tying the all time Knicks record for assists in a game, which he set last season at 14. He is currently averaging 8.3 assists over his last three games. Yesterday’s contest against the Bighorns was his fifth game back with Westchester this season. Trice has scored in double-digits in all five of those matchups. His excellent play is bound to pay off as the rest of his teammates become more acclimated to his play style. Tonight would be a perfect opportunity for the jaw dropping stats to be rewarded with a victory on the road.
Greensboro and Westchester are two of the lowest-ranked teams in the D-League in rebounding percentage. The Knicks own a 41.5 percentage, with the Swarm sit just in front of them at 43.1 percent. Despite this, there has been a great deal of improvement in that area for the Knicks as of late. Just last night, Jaylen Bond and Keith Wright each recorded a double-double. Bond finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Wright followed him with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Greensboro owned the boards the last time these two played, outrebounding Westchester 44-32. With the hot hands of Bond and Wright, there is reason to believe that the rebounding battle will be much closer this time around.
Be on the lookout for these keys to the game as Westchester attempts to shed its two-game losing streak against the Greensboro Swarm at 7:00 p.m. at The Fieldhouse.