Langston Galloway Stepping It Up For Knicks


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On Wednesday night the New York Knicks bench has a huge impact as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in convincing fashion.

While the second unit stepped up to score 73 points, combo guard Langston Galloway was one of the key players that helped the Knicks maintain the lead in the second half. Galloway had a solid impact on both ends of the floor, playing solid defense and shooting a sizzling 4-5 from three-point range. During the post game interviews with reporters, Galloway explained the importance of the second unit coming off the bench.

"“We went out there and played hard,”said Galloway. “We knew that one of the big keys for us was going to be our defense, because they’re a physical team that likes to get up and down the floor, so the big key was to contest a lot of their shots and make them miss a lot of shots.”"

Galloway finished the game with a stat line of 16 points on 5-of-10 from the field, 3 assists and 4 rebounds, an impressive performance coming off the bench on opening night. With Milwaukee gaining some momentum in the second half, Galloway continued to hit timely shots that would stop any run the Bucks were trying to go on.

However in a post game interview with New York Knicks reporters, Galloway gave a lot of credit to his teammates for helping him get numerous opportunities on the offense side of the floor during the second half.

"“I was able to get some good looks in the second half,” Galloway said. “My teammates did a good job of finding me. I was just trying to stay ready for whenever my opportunity came, and it came in the second half for me. The bench came into the game and played with intensity, which got everybody going and fortunately we were able to get the win on the road tonight.”"

After getting called up from the Westchester Knicks in the middle of last season, it’s no question that Galloway has been a huge bright spot for the Knicks. He has proven to be an excellent fit for the triangle offense and has a knack for being one of the best perimeter defenders on the team.

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Galloway has also quickly become a fan favorite, after hitting game winning shots against the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors last season. Although the Knicks were the second worst in the NBA a season ago, it’s hard to argue that Galloway isn’t worth keeping for the foreseeable future.

According to Stefan Bondy of the Daily News, Galloway expressed to the media in the off-season that he isn’t satisfied with just being on the Knicks roster and is looking to build off his rookie year success from last year.

"“I’m not satisfied at all. I’m just trying to make my mark each game that goes by and I’m definitely still trying to prove myself to the world that ‘hey, I can continue to belong in this league and continue to do the same thing I did last year.'”"

He has also mentioned that he’s trying to take on a leadership role, while trying to mentor the young guys on the roster and learning everything he can from all the veteran players.

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During the preseason and summer league, Galloway has looked sharp on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, providing the Knicks with a spark off the bench. Now he’s looking to carry that momentum into the rest of the regular season and hopefully the playoffs if everything goes well this season. Let’s cross our fingers and hope the franchise can turn around.