WHITE PLAINS, NY – December 27, 2018 – The Westchester Knicks (15-7), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, kept the Capital City Go-Go (8-8) away, 104-102, Thursday evening at the Westchester County Center.
After the Knicks credited a lead as large as 12 in a contest that endured seven lead changes, Westchester played to the fourth and final tie with a deadlocked score, 98-up, with 1:01 remaining. A Pe’Shon Howard free-throw put the lead back in the Go-Go’s custody but a Kadeem Allen layup on the following live possession gave the Knicks another one-point advantage.
Two defensive possessions occurred right after including a block by Gyorgy Goloman and a John Jenkins steal and a block foul called on Capital City gave the ball right back to the Knicks with the shot clock turned off. Capital City continued to play the fouling game ultimately enlarging its deficit to five before a futile three-point heave settled the two-point final margin.
John Jenkins finished with a team-high 22 points, four assists and five rebounds. This now marks Jenkins’ third consecutive game totaling four or more assists. Trevon Bluiett added 17 points off the bench which included three triples as well as six rebounds. Zak Irvin’s 12 rebounds was one shy of the game-high and Kadeem Allen flirted with a triple-double finishing with 10 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
For Capital City, Howard had 25 points on 57.1-percent shooting. Jordan McCrae had 22 points and netted seven free-throws of 10 total attempts. Lavoy Allen grabbed 13 boards including five on the offensive glass.
The Knicks have wrapped up the calendar year and will roll out their 2019 slate on January 2 against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The action at the Westchester County Center starts at 7:00 PM.