Johnson’s season-best 31 paces Mad Ants
Alize Johnson kept up his torrid pace of double-doubles for the Mad Ants as they defeated the Westchester Knicks 101-93 on Wednesday in front of 1,107 fans at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.
Johnson had 31 points : a season best for the Indiana Pacers’ rookie : along with 15 rebounds for his 13th double-double in 15 G League games. He made 12 of 21 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
Stephan Hicks had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Central Division-leading Fort Wayne (10-10), which had lost three of its previous four and is 4-3 on the road.
Edmond Sumner had 22 points and six assists for the Mad Ants, as they avenged a 131-105 loss to the Knicks on Dec. 13 at Memorial Coliseum, where the Mad Ants will play host to the Wisconsin Herd at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Mad Ants outrebounded the Knicks 55-39 with Ike Anigbogu totaling 15 boards and six points for Fort Wayne, on a night both teams totaled 13 turnovers.
John Jenkins led the Knicks (15-8) with 25 points. Sekou Wiggs added 20 for the Knicks, who dropped out of a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Davon Reed was back with the Mad Ants after a stint with the Pacers, finishing with nine points and four rebounds.