NBA Game Summary - New York at Washington
(Friday, January 18th)
Final Score: Washington 111, New York 98
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Antawn Jamison scored 32 points and the Washington Wizards snapped New York's season-long three-game winning streak with a 111-98 triumph at the Verizon Center.
Caron Butler added 22 points for the Wizards, who won for the fourth time in five games. Butler made all four of his foul shots, extending his streak to 54 consecutive made from the charity stripe, a season-best in the league. Also, the 54 straight free throws is a Wizards record.
Quentin Richardson had 21 points for the Knicks, who were on their longest winning surge since January 3-10 last season. Jamal Crawford tallied 19 points and Eddy Curry 17 for New York, which fell to 3-14 on the road.
The Knicks beat Washington, 105-93, on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, but three nights later New York couldn't keep the Wizards in check, allowing them to shoot 56.8 percent from the field. On Tuesday, Washington made 39.5 percent of its shots.
"The most important thing for us was to get a win," Jamison said. "We had the same taste in our mouth when we lost to Houston and we had to go to Atlanta. We did a great job as far as getting three wins in a row, but we didn't have enough gas in New York."
Ahead by four at the half, the Wizards expanded their lead to 10 with 4:22 left in the third, as a Jamison jumper moved the score to 82-72. Oleksiy Pecherov's bucket made it 90-74 with 2:15 remaining, and the Wizards held a 92-80 cushion going into the fourth.
Zach Randolph's hook shot had the Knicks within 92-88 with 9:56 remaining, but the Wizards put the game away with an 11-2 surge. Butler capped the rally with two foul shots with 6:37 left.
Brendan Haywood extended the margin to 111-94 with 1:21 left following a jumper.
Nick Young had 12 points, Haywood 11 and Roger Mason 10 for Washington.
Randolph ended with 16 points and Nate Robinson finished with 10 points and nine assists in defeat.
"It's incredible," Curry said. "These are the games you enjoy watching on TV, but you don't like being a part of it (when) you're the opposition."
New York was in front 32-28 after the first and widened the margin to 36-30 early in the second quarter, but the Wizards came back to within a point at 39-38 following a Young three-point play.
A three-pointer by Mason and a Butler jam moved the home team ahead, 52-50 with 2:43 left in the half. Washington then used six consecutive points to stretch its lead to 61-54 with 19 seconds left in the half, following a Butler layup. It was 61-57 at the break.
Knicks reserve center Jerome James was active for the first time this season after having surgery on his right foot in November. James had four points in less than three minutes of court time...The next most-recent streak of consecutive free throws made is 62, set by Kobe Bryant from the 2005-06 season.
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