The Wisconsin Herd, NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, beat the Westchester Knicks 107-100.
Glenn Robinson III powered the Herd with 19 points while Wenyen Gabriel posted a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds. Marques Bolden added a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The Westchester Knicks’ top scorer was Brandon Goodwin with a career-high 44 followed by Jamal Bey with 15 points.
Stevie Thompson Jr. scored the first basket of the game for the Herd. The Knicks answered quickly knocking down a shot from beyond the arc. Malachi Smith countered with two straight three-pointers giving the Herd the upper hand. Westchester evened the game six minutes in the first quarter. Westchester pushed ahead with a layup, but Elijah Hughes stole the lead while Wenyen Gabriel added a basket to put the Herd up by three. The Herd held on to lead 29-27 at the end of the first quarter.
The Herd hit back-to-back shots to open the second quarter. The Knicks responded with seven unanswered points to take control of the game. Wenyen Gabriel threw down a dunk to turn the game in the Herd’s direction. Wisconsin quickly rallied behind Gabriel’s dunk adding 10 straight points to take a double-digit advantage. Westchester connected on one free throw before Wenyen Gabriel and Glenn Robinson III combined for five points. The Herd held a steady lead to finish the half up 55-42. Wenyen Gabriel guided the Herd with 12 points.
The teams traded baskets until Westchester broke into a 12-0 run to make it a one-point game early in the third quarter. Marquese Chriss knocked down a jump shot to pause the Knicks’ run. The Herd added two more baskets to go ahead by five points. The teams traded baskets, but the Knicks remained on the Herd’s heels keeping the lead close. The Knicks converted on a last-minute three-point play to tie the game 74-74 at the end of the third quarter.
Wisconsin started hot with 11 unanswered points to put them ahead by double digits in the fourth quarter. Westchester quickly rebounded, cutting the Herd’s lead to seven with four minutes left in the game. The teams traded baskets, but the Herd eventually pushed ahead 100-89 from a Glenn Robinson layup. Wisconsin built to a 14-point edge, but the Knicks charged back with nine consecutive points to make it a five-point game with less than a minute remaining. TyTy Washington Jr. secured two free throws to close out the game. The Herd earned a 107-100 win over the Westchester Knicks.
The Herd will play the Westchester Knicks again on Saturday, February 3 at Oshkosh Arena with tip-off set for 7:00 p.m. CST.