Raptors 905 Fall Short Despite Freeman-Liberty’s Heroics

Freeman-Liberty of the Raptors 905 in NBA G-League action against the Westchester Knicks on March 19, 2024 (image source: X / @Raptors905)

Mississauga, – Despite a valiant effort from Javon Freeman-Liberty, who exploded for a game-high 29 points, the Raptors 905 couldn’t overcome the Westchester Knicks, falling 99-75 in front of 1,619 fans at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre on Tuesday night.

Freeman-Liberty’s sensational performance was a bright spot for the Raptors 905, as he shot an impressive 10-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. However, his heroics weren’t enough to offset the Knicks’ dominance on both ends of the floor.

Mouhamadou Gueye also had a solid outing for the Raptors 905, contributing 17 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting from the field. However, despite his efforts in the paint, the Raptors 905 struggled to contain the Knicks’ offensive firepower throughout the game.

Justise Winslow chipped in with 9 points and 8 rebounds, while Kobi Simmons added 15 points and 6 rebounds for the Raptors 905. Despite their contributions, the Raptors 905 found themselves trailing early and were unable to mount a significant comeback against a relentless Knicks team.

The Raptors 905 struggled with their shooting efficiency, connecting on just 46.6% of their field goal attempts and 28.6% from beyond the arc. They also had difficulties taking care of the basketball, committing 14 turnovers compared to the Knicks’ 8.

With the defeat, the Raptors 905 remain second-last in the conference standings with only three games remaining in the season. Their playoff hopes have been dashed, leaving them to focus on finishing the season on a positive note and building momentum for the future. While postseason contention is out of reach this year, the team will aim to use these remaining games as opportunities for player development and to assess strategies for the upcoming seasons.

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