After losing a close game to the Texas Legends on Wednesday, the Westchester Knicks were looking to avoid a three-game losing streak. Their opponent in their D-League Showcase finale was the Reno Bighorns. The Bighorns entered the game as the number one scoring team in the D-League.
With the Bighorns running a four guard-one forward lineup, the Knicks were looking to capitalize on that early. Even though Reno trotted out Vincent Hunter, as the team's big man, it was hard to keep up with the Knicks' center Jordan Bachynski. Despite taking an elbow to the face in the second quarter, the former Arizona State product had a productive game. The 7'2" center finished the game with a double-double (24 points and 12 rebounds). In addition, "BLOCKchynski" lived up to his nickname, as he blocked six shots.
The Knicks' backcourt came through in their last game of the D-League Showcase. Travis Trice scored 20 points and dished out seven assists. Jimmer Fredette recorded 21 points. Fredette showed his playmaking ability in the second half, which included six assists. Darion Atkins was another Knick who added in a double-double (15 points and 12 rebounds).
On the other side, Erick Green filled up the stat sheet. Green, the number five player on the D-League top-25 Prospect Watch, tallied 37 points, five assists, five rebounds, and shot 6-7 from beyond the arc. "He can really shoot it," said an NBA Scout after Green scored 19 points on 6-6 shooting from the field in the first half. Vincent Hunter contributed a double-double (23 points and 16 rebounds).
After a strong start at the beginning part of the game, the Knicks managed to survive. Trice and Co. walked out of Kaiser Permanente Arena with a 115-114 victory.