Knicks Beat Go-Go, Reach .500 for First Time this Season
WHITE PLAINS, NY - January 19, 2020 - On the tail end of a back-to-back, Ignas Brazdeikis and Lamar Peters each registered 20-point performances and the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, bested the Capital City Go-Go, 112-96, Sunday afternoon at Westchester County Center. After winning three-straight, Westchester (13-13) is .500 on the season for the first time.
As one of the league's premier shot-blocking and three-point shooting teams, Westchester raised for nine blocks, almost three above its season average, and connected on 42.9% of its looks from downtown, also surpassing its season mean. Kenny Wooten highly influenced the defense with six rejections, his second consecutive game with that much. Peters (6), Tyler Hall (3), Andrew White III (2) and Brazdeikis (2) all had multiple makes from the perimeter. Capital City (12-14) failed to tally a block and hit four fewer threes than the Knicks.
Both teams played to six lead changes and two deadlocked scores which was all witnessed in the first half. Capital City came within one in the second quarter's inception but quickly fell behind by double-digits as the Knicks put together an 11-2 run spanning almost three minutes, 37-27. That would mark the closest the visitors would come for the duration of the game.
Peters' team-high 22 points came on 50-percent shooting and 60-percent from three (6-of-10). He also dished seven assists off the bench. Brazdeikis' 20 too came on 50-percent shooting while the New York Knicks assignee also recorded six rebounds and four assists. Kadeem Allen lent a team-high eight dimes. Wooten's six swats accompanied a team-best seven boards.
For the Go-Go, Phil Booth led all on the afternoon with 24 points which included six treys on 50-percent. Jalen Jones (18), Jerian Grant (13) and Jalen Hudson (12) also scored 10-plus. Grant also gave nine helpers.
The Go-Go get a quick opportunity at redemption when the Knicks travel to Capital City, Tuesday, January 21.
Brazdeikis Puts up 20 Points in Westchester Knicks Win - https://youtu.be/yC2yWTcuzi0 Lamar Peters Leads Westchester to Victory over Go-Go - https://youtu.be/hoHMQhW8FmI
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