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Westchester Knicks Visit Lakeland Saturday

November 9, 2018 - NBA G League (G League) - Westchester Knicks News Release

WESTCHESTER KNICKS (2-2) vs. LAKELAND MAGIC (0-2)

Saturday, November 10 - Lakeland, FL (RP Funding Center)

7:00 PM (ET)

Despite the Westchester Knicks landing five in double-figures for the fourth consecutive time, it dropped a six-point decision, 105-99, to the visiting Raptors 905 Thursday evening at the Westchester County Center. Westchester looks to turn things around Saturday at Lakeland.

QUICK HITS

Billy Garrett replaced John Jenkins in the starting lineup Thursday vs. the Raptors. Jenkins was sidelined due to a left knee contusion. Garrett put up just six points.

Knicks' 13 blocks versus the Raptors marked a season-high. Luke Kornet's seven blocks marked a career-high.

Magic's 89.5 points per game is 15.8 points fewer than what Westchester's opponents average this season. Maine's 92 points against the Knicks marks a season-low by an opponent.

19 turnovers by a Westchester opponent tabs a season-high. Lakeland averages 18.5 turnovers per game. The Knicks are 1-1 in those games.

The Knicks beat the Magic twice last season. Sekou Wiggs averaged 16.0 points through the three-game series on 40-percent shooting.

Kadeem Allen has scored double-figures in all but one game this season. His seven assists against the Raptors tabbed a season-high.

INJURY REPORT

Trevon Blueitt (low back) is out.

Buay Tuach (right foot fracture) is out.

ON ASSIGNMENT

The New York Knicks announced November 5 that it has assigned center Luke Kornet to the Westchester Knicks.

Through 36 games played with Westchester last season, Kornet averaged 16.1 points per game on 48.9-percent shooting and 6.2 rebounds per game. For New York this season, Kornet has appeared in four contests.

START IT UP

Billy Garrett made his 2018-19 starting lineup debut Thursday, November 8 against the Raptors. As a starter, Garrett put up six points, on 30-percent shooting. As a reserve, he averages 16.0 points per game.

DOING A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING

Paul Watson's 14 points against the Raptors Thursday tabbed a season-high and was his first double-digit scoring since netting 10 against Maine in the season opener. Watson also shot 60-percent from the field, drained three triples, grabbed three rebounds, dished an assist, came up with two steals and raised for a rejection.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Phil Carr appeared in his first game Thursday versus the Raptors. The Affiliate player battled for three boards in 2:25 minutes.

WHAT I CAME HERE FOR

Currently on assignment via New York Knicks, Luke Kornet is averaging 17.0 points, 2.5 three-pointers made, 8.0 boards, 4.0 blocks and 3.5 assists over the course of a two-game span.

BLOCK PARTY

Westchester's 13 blocked shots versus the Raptors Thursday marked a season-high. Before Thursday, the team averaged just 6.0 blocks per game. Luke Kornet registered a career-high seven blocks in the contest.

TWO-WAY PLAYERS

Beginning in the 2017 offseason, NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players with the addition of two spots for players under "Two-Way Contracts."

NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team. Two-Way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players with four or fewer years of NBA service are able to sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.

Allonzo Trier and Isaiah Hicks are both under Two-Way Contracts for Westchester.

LET ME SEE YOU FLEX

The NBA G League's flexible assignment system - which was instituted prior to the 2014-15 season - will continue to enable the independent NBA teams to assign players to the NBA G League for development or rehabilitation from injury. Trevon Blueitt is on flex assignment via the New Orleans Pelicans.


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