OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – November 16, 2019 – Andrew White III of the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, recorded his second consecutive 30-point performance as the Knicks endured a 130-114 setback against the Oklahoma City Blue Saturday night at Cox Convention Center.
Westchester (1-2) played in Oklahoma City’s shadow from the first quarter’s midway mark to the intermission. White III swished five triples on a perfect showing through the first half of action. He would net two more by the final buzzer.
Down ten as they headed to the locker-room, the Knicks found resurgence doubling up the Blue’s run, 20-10 in the seventh minute of the third quarter to deadlock scoring, 83-up. For the next three minutes, scoring slowed though the Blue (2-1) managed to tack on five points to the Knicks’ two in the span causing Westchester to talk things over at the 4:15 mark.
Out of the timeout, Westchester and Oklahoma City traded baskets before returning player, Zak Irvin, drove to the cup for the Knicks putting the visitors down just one, 90-89, at 3:26. However, the Blue rallied behind a 13-5 run to round out the third and kept the momentum going throughout the fourth.
White III finished with 32 points on 66.7-percent shooting and 77.8-percent from the perimeter. Affiliate player, Lamar Peters, registered his second straight 20-point performance tallying 28 on 43.5-percent. Peters also hauled six boards and added two assists.
Affiliate player, Amir Hinton, had a near double-double recording 16 points and nine rebounds. Affiliate player, VJ King, gave 13 points off the bench.
Seven Blue players reached double-figure scoring led by Kevin Hervey’s 23 points, 13 rebounds and five made three-pointers. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell contributed 21 points off the bench.
The Knicks look to a six-day four-game stretch beginning with the Grand Rapids Drive at the Westchester County Center Monday, November 18 at 7 PM ET.