OSHKOSH, WI – March 6, 2020 – Ivan Rabb of the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, collected a franchise best 24 rebounds and while the Knicks showed glimpses of early authority, the Wisconsin Herd stayed the course and upended the Knicks 115-109, Friday evening at Menominee Nation Arena.
Westchester (17-24) shot a staggering 72.7-percent on eight made threes en route to a 38-24 first quarter lead.
Wisconsin (32-10) responded dwarfing the Westchester’s offensive output to just six points while tacking on 33 points through the second 12-minute frame-thus resulting in a 57-44 halftime score favoring the Herd. The Knicks perimeter showing was nil despite 10 attempts and a 3-for-23 showing from the field negated the visitors’ hot start. Wisconsin shot almost 60-percent from the floor.
The Knicks trailed the hosts by as many as 21 points in the third and were down 12 in the early happenings of the fourth quarter. A 13-2 run by the Knicks put the visitors within one point of the Eastern Conference leaders at 9:08. That one-point deficit continued to hover on and off for the Knicks for a near two minutes before the Herd worked up an eventual nine-point lead at the midway mark.
Lamar Peters drained a corner and-one opportunity and completed the four-point play with just 9.4 ticks pictured on the clock. Such play brought Westchester within two but it also served as the team’s final successful offensive set.
Rabb’s franchise record setting 24-rebound performance included 10 on the offensive glass and 16 points. Tyler Hall added a team-high 21 points off the bench mostly hailing from his six treys on the night. Peters put up 12 points and five assists.
On the Herd’s behalf, DJ Hogg scored a game-high 36 points. Justin Patton recorded a 14-point 12-rebound double-double.
Another week off is on the horizon for the Knicks and they will return to the court next Friday, March 16 versus the Canton Charge.