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Knicks Draw Iowa in First Test at 2018 G League Showcase

December 18, 2018 - NBA G League (G League) - Westchester Knicks News Release

WESTCHESTER KNICKS (14-5) vs. IOWA WOLVES (6-11)

Wednesday, December 19 - Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center)

6:30 PM (ET)

2018 NBA G League Winter Showcase

On December 15, the Westchester Knicks (14-5), the official NBA G League affiliate of

the New York Knicks, relinquished its convincing lead in waning time but took overtime,

119-117, over the Grand Rapids Drive (6-8) Saturday evening at DeltaPlex Arena. They

will face the Iowa Wolves in their first game of the 2018 NBA G League Winter Showcase

Wednesday.

QUICK HITS

John Jenkins is the Knicks leading scorer (27.3 ppg).

John Jenkins is slotted second in the G League with 27.3 ppg (as of 12/17).

Isaiah Hicks is the Knicks leading rebounder (8.1 rpg).

Isaiah Hicks is 27th in the G League with 8.1 rpg (as of 12/17).

Kadeem Allen leads Westchester is assists (5.5 apg).

Kadeem Allen is 23rd in the G League with 5.5 apg (as of 12/17).

Kadeem Allen leads Westchester in steals (1.7 spg).

Isaiah Hicks leads the Knicks in blocks (1.9 bpg).

Westchester is third in the G League shooting 48.4-percent from the field (as of 12/17).

Westchester is fifth in the G League with 47.7 rpg (as of 12/17).

Westchester is fifth in the G League with 6.2 bpg (as of 12/17).

Westchester is 3-2 in its last five contests.

Westchester is 8-2 in its last 10 contests.

Westchester is 5-2 in the month of December.

Westchester is 8-2 on the road.

INJURY REPORT

Isaiah Hicks (left ankle) is probable.

LAST TIME OUT

On December 15, the Westchester Knicks (14-5), the official NBA G League affiliate of

the New York Knicks, relinquished its convincing lead in waning time but took overtime,

119-117, over the Grand Rapids Drive (6-8) Saturday evening at DeltaPlex Arena.

John Jenkins scored 40 points, his second 40-point game of the season, on 54.2-percent

shooting and drained six triples. Kadeem Allen, whose 4-0 run closed out the victory,

scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished four assists. Zak Irvin tallied eight

points, tied a game-high 11 boards and dished a team-high and career-high five dimes.

The Knicks traded a 13-point third-quarter lead for a competitive late fourth quarter.

Billy Garrett free-throws helped carry the Knicks into overtime as Westchester saw the

Drive outscore them 28-21 in the window.

Keenan Evans drained a three to put the Drive ahead in the extra session and a Johnny

Hamilton free-throw kept the Drive up one. However, Allen's pair of free-throws and

runner on back-to-back Knicks' possessions pushed the Knicks ahead for good.

FORTY FORTY CLUB

John Jenkins scored 40 points against Grand Rapids (12/15) which tabbed the second

time this season he scored that much. He tallied 41 points against Lakeland (11/10). On

Saturday, Jenkins netted a career-high 13 field goals, went a perfect 8-for-8 at the

charity stripe, his third most makes at the line this season, and shot 54.5-percent from

downtown


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