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The game between the Maine Red Claws and the Westchester Knicks was tight throughout the whole game and ended in an amazing fashion. It started out pretty even throughout the first as the Red Claws and the Knicks traded baskets every time down. Ron Anderson Jr. (the Knicks’ newest pickup), really showed that he belonged on the court and ended the quarter with 8 early points and helped the Knicks take the lead after the first 30-27. The Knicks proceeded to fight and took a good 8 point lead (40-32) in the middle of the second. From then on until halftime, they traded baskets again with the Knicks leading 56-54 at the half. However, the Red Claws began a comeback and started a major run that left the Knicks down halfway through the third 77-67. Westchester pushed back, however and made it a four point game, (80-76), but were still trailing. At the end of the third, Maine led 82-78. The Knicks then pushed back to tie the game at 85. The Knicks went on a small 4-0 run to regain the lead 89-85. Maine did not give up, though, as they made the game close once again at 92-91 and then took the lead 93-92. Westchester went up 96-95 but Maine was not done as Time Frazier put up a potential game winner and made the game 97-96 with Maine in front. However, Walker Russell Jr. did not allow that to happen as he isolated Maine and took it to the rim to give Westchester the 98-97. Then, Tim Frazier hit a game winner to win 99-98 but it ended without review of interference or the amount of time left on the clock. Anyway, it was a good game and Coach Whitted stated that they should not have been in that position anyway. Here is the press conference that occurred after the game.
We also got to interview newly acquired Ron Anderson Jr and he was a really cool guy to chat with. Here is the interview down below.
This was a very exciting game although it did not end the way the Knicks wanted it to. They gave it their all and thing just did not go their way. Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.