The Westchester Knicks had no answers for the outside shooting of the Raptors as the 905 came away with a 120-112 overtime win at the Westchester County Center on Friday night.
The 905 shot a blistering 12 for 19 from 3-point range (63.2 percent), and 28 for 33 from the free-throw line (84.8 percent), to overcome the comeback attempt by the Knicks.
Norman Powell and Ronald Roberts Jr., led the way for the Raptors. Powell totaled a game-high 30 points on 12 for 17 shooting from the floor with five assists and three steals while Roberts managed 20 points on the strength of a 12 for 13 shooting performance from the charity stripe. He added a game-high 14 rebounds and two blocks.
The 905 also got big outings from the Bruno Caboclo and Sim Bhullar in the win. Caboclo registered 19 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the floor, including 5 for 6 from beyond the arc while Bhullar recorded 16 points on a perfect 6 for 6 from the field with five rebounds.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Darion Atkins carried the scoring load for the Knicks in the defeat. Antetokounmpo had 22 points on 10 for 15 shooting from the floor with four steals while Atkins notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Travis Trice II and Damien Inglis also had solid showings for Westchester. Trice finished with 19 points and a team-high seven assists while Inglis had 12 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals off the bench.
Jimmer Fredette had a tough night against the 905, finishing with 15 points on 5 for 18 shooting from the field, including 3 for 9 from 3-point land and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added six assists, a game-high five steals and two rebounds in 36 minutes of action.
Fredette got off to a slow start, missing four of his first five shots before converting a lay up to finish the first quarter with five points. His only other make of the quarter came on a 3-pointer on a pass from Wesley Saunders. He added a short jumper in the second to go along with a pair of assists and a rebound.
He continued to struggle with his shot in the third, making just 1 of 5 shots, including 1 of 4 from 3-point range, but did contribute in other ways. He handed out a pair of assists and managed two steals.
He added his third 3-pointer of the night and two free-throws in the fourth as well as three huge steals and a key assist before missing both of his shots in overtime.
The Knicks bounced back from the overtime loss to the Raptors with a 94-74 win over the Erie BayHawks at home on Sunday afternoon.
Westchester used an impressive defensive performance, holding the BayHawks to 27 for 71 shooting from the floor (38 percent), including just 3 for 18 from beyond the arc (16.7 percent).
Damien Inglis and Jimmer Fredette led the offensive attack for the Knicks. Inglis totaled 19 points on 7 for 13 shooting from the floor with six rebounds, four assists and two steals while Fredette put up 17 points on 5 for 12 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from 3-point range and 5 for 6 from the free-throw line. He added four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 31 minutes.
Jordan Bachynski chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds while Wesley Saunders registered 13 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals off the bench.
Melvin Ejim and Alex Davis paced the BayHawks in the loss. Ejim registered a game-high 24 points on 8 for 12 shooting from the floor and 7 for 7 from the line with 10 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals while Davis had 17 points and seven boards.
Jordan Sibert added 15 points off the bench while Nnanna Egwu chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.
Fredette got his teammates going to start the game with assists to Bachynski and Antetokounmpo before he made his first shot. Fredette followed that up with five points in 13 seconds, including a lay up and a left-corner 3-pointer.
He added three second-quarter free-throws before he knocked down a tough fade away bank shot to end the half with 10 points.
After a pair a free-throws and a midrange jumper in the third, he finished his scoring on the night with wing 3-pointer after a screen from Bachynski.
On the season, Fredette is averaging 22.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting from the floor, including 41.3 percent from 3-point range and 92.7 percent from the foul line. He also averages 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 36.9 minutes.