Knicks' Williams Makes History as 905 Outlasts Westchester
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Brandon Williams of the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, recorded his consecutive 30-point game in a setback to Raptors 905, 112-105, Monday night at Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
Williams (tryout) led all scorers with 34 points and became the first player in franchise history to hit the 30-point mark in consecutive games, following his 35-point performance from Saturday. In addition, Williams grabbed a career-high nine boards, and blocked a career-high three shots in his historic night. The Knicks (2-6) were also led by a career-high 29 points from Dewan Hernandez (returning rights) against his former team, to go along with a game-high 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season. Aamir Simms (Affiliate) chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds of his own.
905 (8-2) was led by Dalano Banton's 31 points and Yuta Watanabe's 24 points. Reggie Perry and Malachi Flynn scored 14 points and 13 points, respectively.
The home team opened the game with a quick 9-0 run, before the Knicks answered swiftly with 11 unanswered points of their own, including two triples from Jordan Allen (Available Player Pool). The score went back-and-forth the rest of the first, with the hosts clutching a slim 28-27 lead after one.
The second quarter was a tightly contested battle with the biggest lead by either team in the quarter being five which the Raptors credited on three occasions. Westchester would respond each time, ultimately ending the half on a 6-0 run to take a 52-48 advantage heading to the locker room.
In the third, the visitors tacked on eight unanswered points building up a 10-point lead, the first double-digit lead of the game, bringing the spread to 14, a short while later. 905 would not go away, with the score 82-77 in favor of the Knicks after three.
The Raptors used a 10-0 run in the opening minutes of the final frame to take the lead back for the first time since the second quarter. Westchester continued to battle throughout the fourth, but could not get over the hump, falling by a final of 112-105.
The Knicks will finish up their three-game road trip at Capital City on Wednesday, January 26 at 7 PM ET.
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