NBA Game Summary - Washington at New York
(Wednesday, February 3rd)
Final Score: New York 107, Washington 85
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Nate Robinson had 23 points, eight assists, and six rebounds off the bench, as the New York Knicks used a big second half to beat the Washington Wizards, 107-85, at Madison Square Garden.
David Lee added 22 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game skid. Danilo Gallinari chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds, while Wilson Chandler ended with 15 points and six boards for the victors.
Randy Foye and Nick Young had 15 points apiece for the Wizards, who have lost two in a row and six of eight overall. Andray Blatche donated 14 points while Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood each finished with 12 points for Washington, which was outscored, 66-40, in the second half.
The Wizards played without forward Caron Butler (left knee inflammation).
Trailing 56-47 with over seven minutes left in the third, New York closed the frame on a 25-9 burst. Al Harrington tallied eight points during the run that Larry Hughes capped with a deuce to give the Knicks a 72-65 lead after three.
Ahead 84-79 with just over seven minutes remaining in the fourth, New York put together a 23-4 spurt to claim victory. Gallinari drained a pair of three- pointers during the flurry, which Marcus Landry ended with a trey to make it 107-83.
"We picked it up," Hughes said. "We were pushing the ball up the court and putting pressure on the defense. For a stretch there they were making shots and we were making shots, but for the most part, we kept the energy and kept the pressure on. Once they started missing, we continued to make shots."
The score was tied at 22 following 12 minutes of play, and the Knicks built a 35-30 edge on a Jared Jeffries slam and Hughes layup with less than six minutes to go until half.
Washington responded with 11 straight points to go ahead by six. Young's three-point play made it 41-35 with less than four minutes left. The Wizards held a 45-41 margin at the break.
"We ran out of gas," Wizards head coach Flip Saunders said. "When teams make runs on us in the fourth quarter, we've melted a lot. It's like we never talk to each other on the court."
NBA Hall-of-Famer and Knicks legend Dick McGuire died from natural causes Wednesday at the age of 84. McGuire was involved with the Knicks for 53 seasons, first as a player, then as coach, chief scout and his most recent position, senior basketball consultant...Washington won the first meeting of the season with New York, 106-96, on January 30 at the Verizon Center. The Knicks have won seven of the last 10 meetings with the Wizards, who have lost four straight and 15 of their last 19 trips to MSG...Harrington had 12 points after missing the last two games with a left knee injury.
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