SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Westchester Knicks (16-11), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, made things interesting late in the fourth quarter but could not get over the hump, falling to the Salt Lake City Stars (13-11), 124-113, Monday night at the Lifetime Activities Center-Bruin Arena.
The Knicks trailed by as many as 34 points pictured in the third quarter. Westchester filled in all but eight points of its deficit by the 3:12 mark of the fourth quarter which was the closest the team got to the Stars since the earlier goings of the first onset. The Stars kept the Knicks away 13-10 from that point on to keep the game in their favor.
Two-Way player Kadeem Allen spearheaded Westchester’s offense with 22 points, one shy of his season-high tabbed twice, to go along with seven boards, five dimes, two steals and one rejection.
Off the bench, Jameel Warney was also one point short of his season-high finishing with 22 points in his second game with the Knicks. Paul Watson added 15 points and Devon Baulkman ended with 13 points and went 4-of-7 from three-point territory. His four made threes tied a career-high.
Willie Reed, Isaiah Cousins and Trey Lewis all ted a game-high 22 points on behalf of the Stars. Reed’s point total accompanied 10 rebounds. Cousins’ was supported by nine helpers. Former Westchester Knick, Trevon Bluiett has six points in a starting 32-minute performance.
Salt Lake City’s 21 made threes marked the most by any Knicks opponent this season. The hosts shot 75-percent from three-point territory. Moreover, Salt Lake City tabbed assists on 36 of its 46 made field goals.
Westchester got to the charity stripe 42 times and converted 30. The Stars were rewarded only 14 trips to the free-throw line.
The Knicks were without their leading scorer John Jenkins who was sidelined due to a left foot stress.
The Knicks have one more road opponent on the horizon before Friday’s home contest. Westchester will see the Texas Legends on Wednesday, January 16 at 8:00 PM ET.
Watch game highlights here – https://youtu.be/obWh3Wl0HVo
Watch Kadeem Allen’s highlights here – https://youtu.be/Hj809gZ3tY4
Watch Jameel Warney’s highlights here – https://youtu.be/OVaVanBGXyg
Watch Devon Baulkman’s highlights here – https://youtu.be/mJ0o6VPwi2Q
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