REUNION, FL – February 15, 2021 – Myles Powell of the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, poured in 31 points career and team-high 31 points but the Knicks were defeated by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 135-117, Monday afternoon, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Powell, an affiliate player, shot 71.4-percent from the field (10-of-14) and sank all five of his three-point attempts and a pair of free-throw looks in his 31-point performance. He also corralled two steals, dished six assists and hauled a board.
New York Knicks assignee, Ignas Brazdeikis, put up 20 points on 47-percent in his first game back. Brazdeikis also recorded nine rebounds and drained three tries from the outside. Returning rights player, Simi Shittu, accumulated his fourth double-double of the season comprised of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Affiliate player, James Young, added 18 points as well.
Kevin Porter Jr. scored 32 points for the Vipers (2-2) on 66.7-percent. Starters, Brodric Thomas (24) and Kenyon Martin Jr. (21), also contributed significantly while Armoni Brooks’ 22 points in a reserve role, which included a game-high six made treys, helped greatly.
The Knicks (2-2) went up by as many as 13 points prior to the intermission but failed to get within eight in the second half.