Washington Wizards didn’t have much trouble beating the depleted New York Knicks at home on Tuesday night, getting their 15th straight win at home.
Looking for their 15th straight win at home, the Washington Wizards were entering a trap game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
The Knicks are in turmoil as Carmelo Anthony‘s days in the Big Apple could be numbered. Washington won 11 of its last 12 games against the Knicks, creating a perfect storm for a monumentally disappointing loss for the Wizards.
Despite a back-and-forth start, the Wizards managed to turn up the heat in the second half and put the Knicks away without much hassle, 117-101.
With this win, the Wizards are officially tied with the Hawks for the fourth spot in the East. Washington owns the tiebreaker.
Another slow start
Washington trailed the Knicks to start the game, but after Coach Scott Brooks called a timely break, John Wall returned with a nice spin move to the basket and a lob to Markieff Morris to cut down the Knicks’ lead and wake up the Wizards.
Wall had 6 assists in the first quarter and Otto Porter didn’t make a single shot at the half.
The Wizards were unable to protect the ball, turning it over 7 times in the second quarter.