87ers drop season finale to Knicks, 104-101

87ers drop season finale to Knicks, 104-101
April 02 03:04 2016 Print This Article

NEWARK, DE – April 1, 2016 – The Delaware 87ers lost 104-101 to the Westchester Knicks at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday night to close out the Sevens’ 2015-16 NBA Development League season.

Baron Davis scored 18 points for the 87ers (21-29) and dished out six assists on the night, in his sixth game of the season. David Laury III contributed a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Ty Greene put up 18 points for Delaware. University of Delaware graduate Davon Usher finished with 12 points in 26 minutes off the bench.

Delaware 87ers Guard DAVON USHER (7) dribbles up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season finale between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks Friday, Apr. 01, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. The Westchester Knicks will open up post season play verses the sioux skyforce Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016, at The Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY.  Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware 87ers Guard DAVON USHER (7) dribbles up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season finale between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks Friday, Apr. 01, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL.
The Westchester Knicks will open up post season play verses the sioux skyforce Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016, at The Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Knicks (28-21) were led by Travis Trice II, who hit 7-of-12 field goals for 21 points. Jimmer Fredette had 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting and seven assists, while Ra’shad James totaled 17 points for the visitors.

Westchester shot 50 percent (11-of-22) from the floor in the first quarter and held a 23-19 lead after one.

Davis nailed a pair of three-pointers in the second, as the 87ers out-scored the Knicks and took a 51-49 advantage into halftime.

Westchester Knicks Guard JIMMER FREDETTE (16) walks onto the floor in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season finale between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks Friday, Apr. 01, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. The Westchester Knicks will open up post season play verses the sioux skyforce Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016, at The Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Westchester Knicks Guard JIMMER FREDETTE (16) walks onto the floor in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season finale between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks Friday, Apr. 01, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL.
The Westchester Knicks will open up post season play verses the sioux skyforce Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016, at The Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Trice went for 10 points in the third, but Delaware still led 78-75 through three quarters.

The Knicks and 87ers traded the lead seven times in the final period, but as Westchester held on to a three-point lead with 3.4 seconds left, a half-court heave from Greene caught front rim to end the game.

While the 87ers season is complete, Westchester will return home to host the Maine Red Claws at 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

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About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

 

About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.