Westchester Knicks Rewind: Reliving Doron Lamb’s 40-Point Performance

During the team’s inaugural season, the Westchester Knicks faced many struggles. The Knicks went 5-5 in their first 10 games, which included a three-game winning streak. After that, things started to trend downwards following their 99-98 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Victories were hard to come by. The team went through multiple seven-plus game losing streaks. Ultimately, the Knicks recorded five more wins after starting off 5-5. Despite the losses, several members of the 2014-15 Westchester Knicks squad recorded some impressive records that stand to this day.

On Mar. 12, 2015, Doron Lamb totaled a franchise-record 40 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc, and a perfect 12-of-12 shooting from the charity stripe.

It didn’t take too long for Lamb to get acclimated to Westchester’s offense. In his first two games with the Knicks, he posted 27 points against the Maine Red Claws and 30 points against the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Over the course of his next four games, the Kentucky product scored in double figures twice. But on Mar. 12, 2015, Lamb had one of the best scoring games of his NBA D-League career.

Lamb was doing a little bit of everything against the Iowa Energy. He was lobbing alley-oops to Thanasis Antetokounmpo, knocking down baseline jumpers, converting catch-and-shoot 3-pointers, and getting to the basket with his crossover dribble.

His 3-point shot that game helped him accomplish the record. Not only did he drain 3-pointers in multiple fashions, but his four 3-pointers made were the most he totaled in a game in his NBA D-League career.

Along with that, Lamb was being aggressive on offense against the Energy. The 6’4″ guard made 12 free throws, which is something he accomplished twice.

In his eighth game in Westchester, Lamb totaled the most points in a game in franchise history. It’s been two years since the Kentucky product accomplished this feat and his record stands to this day.

For Doron Lamb, it’s an honor to hold that record.

“It’s an honor. Put a lot of hard work,” Doron Lamb said. “That game I was just hot. I made all my shots, so everybody has nights like that. Somebody might beat my record, but I really don’t care. Every game I just want to go out there have fun and try to win.”

By defeating the Iowa Energy on Mar. 12, 2015, the Westchester Knicks won their 10th game of the season. Prior to their win over Iowa, the Knicks were on a 10-game losing streak with their last win coming on Feb. 6 over the Delaware 87ers.

Several players have come close to surpassing Lamb for the most points in a game by a Knick. During the 2015-16 season, Jimmer Fredette scored 37 points twice (Oct. 30, 2015 and Jan. 30, 2016) and 36 points on Jan. 29, 2016 against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

In back-to-back games, Chasson Randle came close to the 40-point mark. Randle posted 38 points against the Texas Legends on Dec. 16, 2016 and 36 points against the Austin Spurs on Dec. 18, 2016.

Von Wafer fell five points short from that mark when he totaled 35 points on Feb. 22, 2017 against Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

While several have come close to breaking the record, Doron Lamb still holds the record for most points scored in a game in Westchester Knicks history.