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Westchester Meets Capital City for Tuesday Battle

February 12, 2019 - NBA G League (G League) - Westchester Knicks News Release

WESTCHESTER KNICKS (22-16) vs. CAPITAL CITY GO-GO (18-16)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Washington DC (Entertainment and Sports Arena)

7:00 PM (ET)

On February 9, the Westchester Knicks (22-16), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, used career-high performances from Billy Garrett to knock off the visiting Long Island Nets (21-13), 134-130, in double overtime on Saturday evening at Westchester County Center. The Knicks will look to go up in the season series with Capital City today.

QUICK HITS

Jameel Warney is the Knicks leading scorer (18.4 ppg)

Zak Irvin is the Knicks leading rebounder (8.8 rpg).

Kadeem Allen leads Westchester in assists (6.3 apg).

Billy Garrett is third on the Knicks in assists (3.6 apg).

Kadeem Allen leads Westchester in steals (1.6 spg).

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

Westchester ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference (as of 2/11).

Westchester ranks third in the Atlantic Division (as of 2/11).

Westchester is 3-2 in its last five contests.

Westchester is 6-4 in its last 10 contests.

Westchester is 11-9 at home.

Westchester is 11-7 on the road.

Westchester is 3-2 in overtime.

Westchester went 9-3 in November.

Westchester went 6-4 in December.

Westchester is 4-8 in January

Westchester's longest win streak this season was seven games, which set a franchise record.

The Knicks longest skid this season was four games.

The Knicks longest home win streak was five games.

The Knicks longest home losing skid was two games.

The Knicks longest road win streak was five games.

The Knicks longest road losing skid was four games.

INJURY REPORT/BOX SCORE INFO

John Jenkins (10-Day Contract) is NWT

Kadeem Allen (NYK/Two-Way) is NWT

Isaiah Hicks (NYK/Two-Way) is NWT

LAST TIME OUT

On February 9, the Westchester Knicks (22-16), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, used career-high performances from Billy Garrett to knock off the visiting Long Island Nets (21-13), 134-130, in double overtime on Saturday evening at Westchester County Center.

The tightly contested battle saw 16 ties and 15 lead changes. While the Knicks only led by as many as five, the Nets went ahead by 22.

Garrett's superlative evening included a 39-point effort to go along with another career-best, 12 assists. The guard was 10-for-12 from the charity stripe as well as four rebounds, three steals without committing a single turnover in over 40 minutes played.

Jameel Warney gave a 24-point performance while shooting 55.6-percent. The big also added 10 boards, four rejections, three steals and two assists.

Zak Irvin finished with 25 points and one-shy of his career-rebounding effort, ending with 14.

Dzanan Musa paced Long Island and six scorers in double-figures with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Musa also drained six triples on 50-percent shooting. Alan Williams had 16 rebounds.

LAST MEETING

On January 6, 2019, the Westchester Knicks (16-9), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, forced overtime but was unable to do anything more as the team fell to the Capital City Go-Go (11-9), 90-89, Sunday afternoon at the Westchester County Center.

Kadeem Allen banked in a three from the top of the key with just a second remaining in regulation to knot the score at 89 apiece following a closely contested battle. The Knicks led by as many as eight while the Go-Go's largest command stood at six.

In the extra session, Westchester and Capital City had three and two empty possessions, respectively. On the game's final sequence, Capital City's Chris Chiozza was fouled and gifted two free-throws. He converted one but with under a second remaining, left no practical chance for the hosts and the final was settled.

John Jenkins paced Westchester with his fourth consecutive game in the 20-point column, ending with 22. He also led the team with seven assists for a second straight time and sank three triples.

Stephen Zimmerman finished with his second straight double-double made up of 17 points and 12 rebounds including eight on the offensive glass, marking the most by any Knick this season. Allen contributed 15 points, five dimes and seven rebounds while Zak Irvin pocketed another double-double of 10 points and 10 boards.

For Capital City, Jordan McCrae gave 26 points on 33.3-percent shooting. Chiozza added 12 points and a team-high seven assists. Devin Robinson's double-double stemmed from 23 points and 10 rebounds.

The Knicks gave up 24 points on 23 turnovers but won the second-chance points battle 17-5. Capital City even this season's series, 1-1.

BILLY GARRETT NAMED NBA G LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

On February 11, Billy Garrett of the Westchester Knicks (22-16), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, has been named the NBA G League Player of the Week as announced by the league Monday afternoon.

In a 2-0 week for Westchester, Garrett averaged a team-leading 30.0 points on 51.2-percent shooting, 3.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.5 steals and drained four triples.

In a double-overtime victory against Long Island (2/9), Garrett notched a career-high 39 points to go along with another career-best, 12 assists. The guard was 10-for-12 from the charity stripe and did not commit a single turnover in over 40 minutes played.

Against Canton (2/8), the guard scored 21 points on 57.1-percent shooting.

BAULK'S LAST TWO

Devon Baulkman is averaging 21.0 points over his last two games while shooting 54.8-percent from the floor.

SCORING PAUL

Paul Watson's 18 points against Long Island (2/9) tabbed a season-high. This was attained on 80-percent shooting.

BAULK FROM THREE

Devon Baulkman has drained at least one triple in each of his last five games which marks his longest streak of such this season.

THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT

Zak Irvin's triple against Long Island (2/9) marked the first time all season he was able to drain one and marked the first time since March 10, 2018. He has attempted a three-pointer seven times this season.

SERVING UP REJECTIONS

Devon Baulkman's three rejections against Long Island (2/9) tied his career-high which was first recorded against Long Island (11/3).

ZAK AT HIS BEST

Zak Irvin's 25 points against Long Island (2/9) tabbed a new career-high. His 12 field goals also were a career-best. His 14 rebounds were one shy of his personal superlative.

THAT WAS CLOSE

Before Capital City (1/6), Westchester was 5-0 in games settled by three points or less. The Knicks' 11-point loss to Austin (12/21) marked just the second time the team lost by 11 or more points. The one-point loss to Capital City (1/6) marked the first setback, 90-89, settled by a margin smaller than three.

The team is now 5-3 in games settled by three points or fewer.

SHOOTING SPREE

Westchester shot 56.8-percent from the field against Canton (2/8). When the team shoots 55-percent or better, the team s an undefeated 4-0.

COMPARISON

After 35 games last season, Westchester was 23-12. Following 36 games, Westchester was 24-12.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Zak Irvin ranks 16th in the G League with 8.5 rebounds per game (as of 2/6).

Zak Irvin ranks 23rd in the G League with 2.4 offensive rebounds per game (as of 2/6).

Zak Irvin ranks 15th in the G League with 6.1 defensive rebounds per game (as of 2/6).

Billy Garrett ranks 28th in the G League with 21.2 points per game in his last five (as of 2/6).

Billy Garrett ranks 11th in the G League with 5.0 free-throws made in his last three (as of 2/6).

Billy Garrett ranks 20th in the G League with 3.5 three-pointers made in his last two (as of 2/6).

Kadeem Allen ranks 22nd in the G League with 1.6 steals per game (as of 2/6).

Isaiah Hicks ranks 7th in the G League with 1.9 blocks per game (as of 2/6).

IN 22 WINS...

Jameel Warney is averaging 17.3 points on 54.8-percent shooting.

Billy Garrett is averaging 16.8 points on 51.6-percent shooting.

Billy Garrett is averaging 4.3 assists.

Billy Garrett has earned 12 starts.

Paul Watson has earned 19 starts.

Devon Baulkman is shooting 37.7-percent from three-point territory.

Paul Watson is shooting 34-percent from three-point territory.

Stephen Zimmerman is averaging 1.0 block per game.

Billy Garrett is shooting 86.8-percent from the free-throw line.

The Knicks are scoring 111.8 points per game.

Its opponents are scoring 100.1 points per game.

The Knicks are shooting 49.2-percent from the field.

Its opponents are shooting 40.2-percent from the field.

The Knicks are shooting 36.2-percent from the perimeter.

Its opponents are shooting 33.3-percent from the perimeter.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

The Knicks' victory over Grand Rapids (2/1) marked the first win this season without starting point guard, Kadeem Allen.

BLOWING LEADS

The Knicks have blown double-digit leads in three of its last six games. Of the three, a Knicks opponent held a larger lead once.

AGAINST THE EAST (AS OF 2/6)

Jameel Warney is averaging 19.5 points per game against Eastern Conference opponents.

Zak Irvin is averaging 8.9 rebounds per game against Eastern Conference opponents.

Billy Garrett is averaging 3.7 assists per game against Eastern Conference opponents.

The Knicks are shooting 47-percent from the field while its Eastern Conference opponents are shooting 39.9-percent.

IN LOSSES...

The Knicks are averaging 99.5 points per game on 43.7-percent shooting.

The Knicks opponents are averaging 109.5 points per game on 44.5-percent shooting.

Jameel Warney is averaging a team-leading 19.3 points per game.

Billy Garrett is averaging 11.7 points per game on 40.6-percent shooting.

Zak Irvin is averaging a team-leading 8.4 rebounds per game.

Billy Garrett is averaging 2.8 assists per game.

The Knicks are shooting 31-percent from three.

The Knicks opponents are shooting 36.3-percent from three.

OPPONENTS AT THE LINE

In Westchester's last five games before Grand Rapids (2/1), its opponents all shot worse than 72-percent from the free-throw line. In three of those games, its opponents failed to clear 70-percent. Grand Rapids shot 81-percent which marks the highest by a Knicks opponent since Fort Wayne (1/2) shot 83.3-percent.

CARING FOR THE BALL

Grand Rapids (2/1) only turned the ball over eight times which marks the second-fewest turnovers by a Knicks opponent this season. Lakeland (11/10) only committed six turnovers.

GOTTA FOLLOW THE SHOT

The Knicks' five offensive rebounds against Raptors (1/28) and Grand Rapids (2/1) tied its season-low. The last time the Knicks rebounded that poorly came on against Canton (1/14) and Lakeland (1/10). However, the games against Canton and Lakeland, the Knicks shot 53-percent or better from the field and 40-percent or better from three.

TAKING GOOD SHOTS

Before Sioux Falls (1/26), Zak Irvin was shooting 62.7-percent from the field from 1/16-1/25 (32-of-51). He is shooting 41.9-percent from the field in his last four.

WE HAVE TO CONVERT

Before Delaware (1/19), Westchester got to the line 144 times in five games. However, the team only converted 95 of them (66%) which ranked 25th in the G League (as of 1/15).

THAT WAS THEN

Before Texas (1/16), Westchester was an undefeated 7-0 when it shot 50-percent or better from the field. Against Texas (1/16), the Knicks shot 50.6-percent marking the first loss shooting that well.

Before Texas (1/16), the only other time the team shot 50-percent or better was against the Raptors (1/4) and before that came against Fort Wayne (12/13). Of Westchester's last 19 games, the team has shot 50-percent or better five times.

RAINING THREES BACK-TO-BACK AND BACK-TO-BACK

Westchester's 22 threes from 1/25-1/26 marked the most of its kind since the team net 23 on a back-to-back on 11/23-11/24.

BLOCK OR GET STOPPED

The Knicks averaged 5.0 blocks per game from 1/19-1/23 and have gone 2-1 in the window. This follows a two-game span from 1/14-1/16 when the team raised for just two blocks total, both resulting in losses.

PUTTING ON A CLINIC

Considering Westchester's games against Rio Grande Valley (1/11) and Salt Lake City (1/14) (0-2), the team gave up 120 points from three-point territory. In that span, its two opponents scored a combined 247 points. That accounts for 48.6-percent of their opponents' offense. Salt Lake City's (1/14) 21 three-pointers topped the season-high set by Rio Grande Valley (1/11) the game before (19). The Knicks only generated 45 points from the perimeter.

WELCOME PARKER JACKSON-CARTWRIGHT

On February 11, the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, acquired Parker Jackson-Cartwright from the available player pool and waived Kevin Olekaibe.

Jackson-Cartwright, 5'11, 170, joins the Westchester Knicks by the way of Raptors 905. The Raptors drafted Jackson-Cartwright in the second round of the 2018 NBA G League Draft. He has not yet appeared in a game this season.

The Los Angeles, CA native is a four-year product of the University of Arizona. The former Wildcat averaged 7.8 points as a senior and amassed over 700 points during his collegiate career.

Jackson-Cartwright will wear number 7 tomorrow and number 14 for the remainder of the season.

Kevin Olekaibe appeared in just one game with Westchester.

BT IS BACK

On February 6, 2019, the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of theNew York Knicks, reacquired Buay Tuach from the available player pool as announced by the team Wednesday afternoon.

After being acquired by the Westchester Knicks prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, Tuach, 6'6, 185, averaged 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists in two games. He sustained a right foot fracture sidelining him for the next 12 games before being waived by the Knicks on December 6.

Tuach went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after spending two years at Northeast Community College (2103-15) and Loyola Marymount (2015-17). He spent time with Phoenix Hagen of the German ProA and was selected by the Long Island Nets in the 2017 NBA G League Draft. He was waived by the Nets on November 2, 2017 and was acquired by Westchester four days later.

Tuach will wear number 17 again.

JOHN JENKINS 10-DAY

On January 31, 2019, the Washington Wizards announced that the team signed John Jenkins of the Westchester Knicks (19-14), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, to a 10-day contract.

With Westchester this season, Jenkins, 6'4, 215, started each of the 19 games he appeared in averaging a team-high 24.8 points per game on 47-percent shooting. The guard also drained 62 triples this season on 42.5-percent and was a 92.8-percent free-throw shooter. His line also included averages of 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals and a pair of 40-point performances.

In the NBA, Jenkins has averaged 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 145 career games (eight starts) with Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix. He was originally selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 NBA Draft.

He is the ninth Westchester Knick to earn a call-up and eighth under head coach Mike Miller. He is the second player to earn one this season. At least one player has earned a call-up each season since Westchester's G League inception in 2014.

IT'S MORE THAN DEFENSE

Austin (12/21) scored 99 points which marked the first time a Knicks opponent scored fewer than 100 points and still pulled out the victory. Previously, Westchester was 8-0 when an opponent failed to clear the 100-point mark. Capital City (1/6) scored just 90 in four periods and one-point overtime to tab the victory over the Knicks.

TWO-WAY DEEM

On January 14, the New York Knicks announced that the team signed guard Kadeem Allen to a Two-Way contract.

Allen, 6'3 200, joined the Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, after appearing in two preseason games and being waived by New York on October 13, 2018.

Allen was a late second round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona (2015-17) and Hutchinson Community College (2012-14), selected 53rd overall by the Boston Celtics. With the Red Claws, Allen averaged 17.7 points per game, a team-leading 2.2 steals per game and 5.0 assists per game. He was later named to the 2018 NBA G League All-Defensive Team.


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