NBA Game Summary - Washington at New York
(Friday, January 6th)
Final Score: New York 113, Washington 92
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Channing Frye scored a career-high tying 30 points to lead the New York Knicks over the Washington Wizards, 113-92, at Madison Square Garden.
Stephon Marbury added 16 points and 11 assists for the Knicks, who have won consecutive games for just the second time this season. New York outlasted Phoenix in three overtimes last time out, 140-133, on Monday.
Frye, who sparked a 26-6 run that bridged the final two quarters, hit 11-of-13 shots off the bench as New York's reserves outscored Washington's 56-21.
"If I get all those points and we don't win it doesn't matter," said Frye. "This was one of the better games our team has had."
Fellow rookie Nate Robinson, who stands at just 5-foot-9, added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Knicks, who are 2-0 in January after going just 2-12 in December.
Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas each had 22 points for the Wizards, who have lost four in a row.
The game was close until the Knicks used a 14-3 run more than midway through the third to pull away. Ahead 66-65 with under 4 1/2 minutes to play in the stanza, Frye sparked the run with eight points, giving New York an 80-68 cushion heading into the final 12 minutes.
The Knicks continued to roll in the fourth, scoring 12 of the first 15 points of the stanza to open up a 92-71 advantage. Maurice Taylor had four points for New York during the outburst, ending it with a bucket 3 1/2 minutes into the frame for the 21-point lead.
The cushion later ballooned to 23 points, 98-75, on a Taylor bucket just over two minutes later.
Washington, which hit just 4-of-18 shots from the floor in the decisive third quarter, led 30-25 after one quarter but trailed 52-51 heading into halftime.
"Give them credit," said Washington head coach Eddie Jordan. "I thought they played well. They made shots with a hand in their face. There was a part in the game when the momentum was changing a little bit and we lost our composure."
Taylor ended with 12 points and Eddy Curry had 13 for the Knicks, who recorded their largest margin of victory this season.
The Knicks last won consecutive games back on November 13 at Sacramento and November 14 at Utah...Frye previously scored 30 points on December 12 against Milwaukee...New York improved to 6-8 at home this season and 2-0 on its current three-game homestand...Washington fell to 5-11 on the road...Caron Butler ended with 16 points...Washington Jared Jeffries left the game in the third quarter after getting hit in the eye with the ball...The Knicks activated center Jerome James off the suspended list prior to the game...New York played without Jamal Crawford (ankle) and Quentin Richardson (back).
01/06 23:26:07 ET