Blue Reign Continues for Westchester Knicks in Loss
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Westchester Knicks (6-3), the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, lost its second game in a row for the first time this season, falling 105-94 to the Oklahoma City Blue (8-4), the Oklahoma City Thunder's affiliate. Westchester remains winless all-time against the Blue.
Knicks guard Chasson Randle led all scorers with 22 points and five rebounds, while Damien Inglis picked up his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Doron Lamb finished with 18 points, three assists, and three steals, and Devondrick Walker supplied 14 points with two rebounds.
Forward Josh Huestis paced the Blue with 20 points, also supplying eight rebounds and three blocks. Center Dakari Johnson had 15 points with eight rebounds and three blocks, while Daniel Hamilton finished with 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Kaleb Tarczewski had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Jannero Pargo had 15 points off the bench.
The Blue shot 52 percent from beyond the arc, picking up 50 team rebounds to Westchester's 37 and recording 10 blocks.
In the first three minutes, Westchester controlled the start of the game with an 8-0 run, but midway through the first quarter, the Blue took over and never gave up the lead again. Running up a 21-point lead in the second, Oklahoma hit 11-of-17 shot attempts and finished the half with an 18-point advantage.
The Knicks took advantage of the home team in the third quarter, where no Blue player recorded more than three points individually. Pulling within three off a Robert Vaden turnaround fadeaway, Westchester ran into foul trouble toward the end of the quarter and let the Blue come back up to an eight-point lead. Both teams had its best quarter in the fourth, the Knicks using an 8-0 run to start the final twelve minutes. Oklahoma responded with a three-point jump shot by Jannero Pargo and a back-and-forth ensued between the teams. However, the damage from earlier in the game kept the Knicks down, as they ultimately lost the contest 105-94.
The Westchester Knicks continue its four-game road trip on Tuesday, December 13 for a 12:00 p.m. matinee contest against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Houston Rockets' affiliate. The game will be broadcast live on MSG Networks and Facebook Live.
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