Jimmer Fredette continues to shoot the ball well and put up numbers as a member of the D-League’s Westchester Knicks.
The Westchester Knicks got a terrific performance out of its starting backcourt of Jimmer Fredette and Travis Trice II as they knocked off the Delaware 87ers 106-97 on Saturday afternoon.
Fredette just missed out on a triple-double with 25 points on 8 for 14 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line to go along 11 rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 39 minutes. Trice added 20 points on 9 for 14 shooting from the field,including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc with nine rebounds and seven assists.
Darion Atkins chipped in with 15 points on 7 for 10 shooting with seven rebounds while Jordon Crawford totaled 12 points, two assists and two steals off the bench.
Jordan McRae and Sean Kilpatrick led the way for the 87ers in the loss. McRae registered 25 points on 8 for 18 shooting from the floor and 8 for 9 from the free-throw line with six assists and two rebounds while Kilpatrick managed 23 points on 7 for 20 shooting from the field, but was just 1 for 10 from behind the 3-point arc.
David Laury and Rick Jackson did some excellent work on the glass for Delaware. Laury had 17 points and 13 rebounds while Jackson had nine points and 13 rebounds.
Fredette scorched the nets in the first quarter with 12 points on a pair of early 3-point shots, two midrange jumpers and two free-throws. He added a basket, two rebounds and two assists in the second quarter to end the half with 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Although he only managed two baskets in the third quarter, he did show off his springs when he intercepted an outlet pass and took it to the rim for a dunk. He also handed out three more assists and grabbed three more boards.
He did most of his damage in the fourth quarter from the free-throw line where he hit all four his attempts to go along with his third 3-pointer of the game. He chipped in with four rebounds to reach the double-double while tallying three assists to just miss out on his first D-League triple-double.
The Santa Cruz Warriors used a huge fourth-quarter to knock off the Westchester Knicks 116-105 on Sunday. The Warriors outscored the Knicks 39-18 in the final period to overcome a 10-point deficit and come away with the win.
Daniel Orton and Darington Hobson led the way for Santa Cruz in the victory. Orton finished with 23 points on 8 for 12 shooting from the floor with nine rebounds, five assists and two steals while Hobson managed 22 points on 8 for 15 shooting from the floor with seven rebounds and seven assists.
Verdell Jones added 22 points on 8 for 10 shooting off the bench while Ronnie Brewer chipped in with 13 points on 6 for 9 shooting from the field.
Jimmer Fredette paced the Knicks in the loss with a game-high 27 points on 8 for 12 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 7 from 3-point land and 7 for 7 from the free-throw line. He added six assists and four rebounds in 34 minutes.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo added 17 points on 7 for 8 shooting from the floor while Travis Trice registered 11 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals. Gani Lawal also reached double figures with 10 points on 65 for 6 six shooting in 18 minutes off the bench.
After managing three points in the first quarter, Fredette got his offense on track in the second with 10 points on a pair of 3-pointers and four free-throws. He added his fourth 3-point shot of the night as well as another jumper for five third quarter points.
He had another productive quarter in the fourth with nine points as he tried to keep the Knicks close. He got to the paint for two lay ups and a little floater before knocking down three free-throws.
On the season, he is averaging 23.7 points on 50.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 47.9 percent from 3-point range and 91.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also averages 5.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 36.8 minutes.
Up next for Fredette and the Knicks is the NBA D-League Showcase with games against Texas Legends and the Reno Bighorns in Santa Cruz, CA.