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Inside The Matchup: Long Island Nets vs. Westchester Knicks

By Joe Archino | April 1, 2017

Inside the Matchup breaks down every advantage that could lead to a #DubKnicks victory.

It’s the end of the line. April 1, 2017 marks the final game of the third campaign in Westchester Knicks franchise history. It would only seem right that the season finale comes against the Long Island Nets. The Knicks are 1-2 against its crosstown rival this season. The last time the two squared off back on March 15, Westchester walked away with a 123-111 victory. To end the season on a high note, the Knicks will need all hands on deck. John Jenkins has missed the last two games with a pelvic contusion. Earlier in March, he owned a 40-point performance against the Nets.

Missing a player of that ability is never easy, but Travis Trice II is the perfect man to command the spotlight in his absence. Trice has led Westchester in scoring during the last two games and has put up double-digit scoring in all eight of his appearances this season. The only place to go is up, and Travis Trice II will be the key to making that happen.

As a team, Westchester has had seven double-double performances over its last four games. Six different players have made that mark possible. This strong showing of balance has been readily available during this final stretch, and it will have to be clearly evident today. Keith Wright had a very strong month of March, owning nine double-digit scoring performances. He also recorded four double-doubles last month. Wright missed the team’s last game against Grand Rapids  after a root canal, but for a Knicks victory today, he will have to muster one last commanding performance this season.

Be on the lookout for these keys to the game and more when Westchester takes on the Long Island Nets today at 1:00 p.m. at the Westchester County Center.

 

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