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Knicks Clinch 2019 NBA G League Playoff Berth

March 14, 2019 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

WHITE PLAINS, NY - The Westchester Knicks (28-19), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, have clinched a postseason berth to the 2019 NBA G League Playoffs. Seeding has not yet been determined.

Westchester Knicks History Regular Season Finish

Season Team W L W/L% Finish

2018-19 Westchester Knicks 28 19 .596 3

2017-18 Westchester Knicks 32 18 .640 1

2016-17 Westchester Knicks 19 31 .380 3

2015-16 Westchester Knicks 28 22 .560 2

2014-15 Westchester Knicks 10 40 .200 5

The Westchester Knicks won the Atlantic Division last season, finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference and tied the eventual G League Champion Austin Spurs with the league's superlative clip. After earning a first round bye, the Knicks fell to Raptors 905 in the second round. In 2015-16, the Knicks lost to the Sioux Falls Skyforce twice in the first round.

The 2018-19 NBA G League regular season concludes on March 23 and the playoffs begin on March 26 at the earliest.

The team with the best regular-season record in each division automatically qualifies for the postseason as one of six "division winners." The additional six playoff berths will be filled by the three "wild card" teams in each conference with the best regular-season records, other than the division winners.

Winners of the division are not guaranteed a top three spot. They are only guaranteed a playoff spot. Playoffs for each conference will consist of three wildcard teams and three division winners and seeding will consist of overall record. The top two seeds in each conference will earn a bye into the second round. The playoffs will begin with three single-elimination rounds before culminating with a best-of-three NBA G League Finals, which will be played in a one-one-one format.

EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS AS OF 3/13

TEAM W L WIN% GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD OT LAST 10 STREAK

1. LONG ISLAND NETS - X 31 15 .674 - 24-13 8-5 17-6 14-9 0-1 10-0 W 10

2. LAKELAND MAGIC - SE 28 17 .622 2.5 22-14 8-4 15-7 13-10 0-0 5-5 W 1

3. RAPTORS 905 - X 28 18 .609 3 23-14 6-9 13-11 15-7 0-1 6-4 W 3

4. WESTCHESTER KNICKS - X 28 19 .596 3.5 26-12 10-4 15-9 13-10 3-3 7-3 L 1

5. WINDY CITY BULLS 26 20 .565 5 20-17 8-7 14-9 12-11 2-0 7-3 W 2

6. GRAND RAPIDS DRIVE 24 21 .533 6.5 19-17 11-2 11-10 13-11 1-2 7-3 L 1

7. CAPITAL CITY GO-GO 23 23 .500 8 17-22 4-8 13-10 10-13 3-3 3-7 W 1

8. GREENSBORO SWARM 22 23 .489 8.5 20-20 6-6 9-14 13-9 3-0 4-6 L 2

9. ERIE BAYHAWKS 21 25 .457 10 15-22 6-6 14-8 7-17 0-1 3-7 L 2

10. FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS 20 25 .444 10.5 15-20 6-8 13-10 7-15 2-0 2-8 L 1

11. DELAWARE BLUE COATS 19 25 .432 11 16-18 4-9 12-9 7-16 0-3 4-6 L 1

12. CANTON CHARGE - O 18 27 .400 12.5 15-20 5-9 9-15 9-12 2-1 6-4 L 2

13. MAINE RED CLAWS - O 18 27 .400 12.5 15-21 6-7 10-13 8-14 2-5 5-5 L 3

14. WISCONSIN HERD - O 11 34 .244 19.5 10-27 5-9 7-17 4-17 2-0 2-8 W 1

x - Clinched Playoff Berth

o - Eliminated from Playoffs contention

e - Clinched Eastern Conference

As the season winds down, track the clinch, elimination and tiebreaker scenarios here - https://on.nba.com/2T6G0Lw

2018-19 Tiebreakers - https://gleague.nba.com/2018-19-tiebreakers/

The Knicks returns to the hardwood, Saturday, March 16 to face intrastate rival Long Island.


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