WHITE PLAINS, NY – January 2, 2019 – The Westchester Knicks (15-8), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, fell to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (10-10), 101-93, Wednesday evening at the Westchester County Center.
— Westchester Knicks (@wcknicks) January 3, 2019
Despite trailing 13 points at one point of the game, the Knicks saw themselves in a one-possession contest with 38.8 seconds remaining. However, Billy Garrett’s layup through the lane wrapped up scoring for Westchester while the Mad Ants tacked on five more points to ice the game.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) January 3, 2019
John Jenkins scored 25 points to pace the Knicks but did so on an 8-for-23 showing. Sekou Wiggs’ 20 points tabbed a new season-high that bested his previous career superlative of 18 points registered against the Erie Bayhawks on March 13, 2018. Gyorgy Goloman finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.
For Fort Wayne, Stephan Hicks contributed 24 points on 61.5-percent which included three made triples on a 50-percent clip. Edmond Sumner put up 22 points and tied a game-high six assists.
Contrasting their last matchup when the Knicks racked up a season-high 70 points in the paint, Westchester scored just 34 in point blank range. The game endured four ties and six lead changes. Giving up 21 offensive rebounds, the Knicks lost the second-chance points battle, 19-8.
Westchester travels to Raptors 905 for Friday’s 7:30 PM matchup.