WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Westchester Knicks (20-16), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, saw Billy Garrett and Jameel Warney put on career-performances before falling to the Greensboro Swarm (16-16), 98-96, Sunday afternoon at Westchester County Center.
The Swarm edged Westchester 29-28 in the final window in large part because of Dwayne Bacon, who added 14 points and Jayleen Barford, who chipped in 13. The duo finished the night with 30 and 32 respective points.
Barford grabbed 11 rebounds to round out his double-double while Cat Barber registered a team-high five assists for the Swarm.
The Knicks were led by Garrett who was one-point shy of tying his career-high ending with 28 points. He made a career-best four triples, season-high eight free-throws, tied a career-high seven rebounds and dished a game-high six assists.
Warney flirted with a triple-double tallying 20 points, a game-high 12 boards and a career-high eight assists. Zak Irvin put up 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Knicks credited a lead as large as 13 points and were up 11 at the conclusion of the first half. A cold front hurt Westchester in the third quarter as the team was only able to hit five of its 16 shot attempts scoring just 20 points in the window. Greensboro on the other hand netted 12 tries from the field including two from distance to go up one before the fourth quarter began.
Greensboro evened the series with the Knicks, 1-1.
Only eight Westchester Knicks were active with Two-Way players Isaiah Hicks and Kadeem Allen with the New York Knicks, John Jenkins on a 10-Day contract with the Washington Wizards and Stephen Zimmerman nursing left knee soreness.