NBA Game Summary - Washington at New York|
(Friday, November 30th)
Final Score: New York 108, Washington 87
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith paced the
Knicks with 20 points apiece, as New York easily defeated the Washington
Wizards, 108-87, to stay undefeated at home.
In the Knicks capturing their sixth victory in as many tries at Madison Square
Garden, Tyson Chandler posted a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10
rebounds in the Knicks' 10th straight triumph over the Wizards.
Raymond Felton scored 11 and Pablo Prigioni continued to elevate his play in
Jason Kidd's absence, who sat with back spasms for the third straight game.
Prigioni tallied eight points and five assists in the victory.
"Pablo's a giving type of player," said Knicks coach Mike Woodson, whose team
finished with 24 assists for the night. "He's a pass first guy, all the
players love that.
After claiming their first win of the season just two days prior, Washington
looked completely overmatched on Friday and were unable to keep up with the
Knicks' scoring pace.
Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 17 points off the bench. Bradley Beal
followed with 14 and Kevin Seraphin posted 13 points and 10 rebounds in the
"They're a good basketball team," said Crawford. "We have to do a good job of
playing our pace and controlling the game instead of playing at their pace."
After a back-and-forth start to the game, Steve Novak and Smith helped the
Knicks close out the period on a 9-2 run, each burying 3-pointers to give New
York a 26-17 lead.
After falling behind by as many as 13 in the second, A.J. Price helped bring
the Wizards to within seven by knocking down a jumper with 44 seconds
However, Anthony sank a pair of free throws before draining a long buzzer-
beating jumpshot to swell the Knicks' advantage back up to double-digits at
57-46 going into halftime.
New York maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way. They outscored
the Wizards by 10 in the third period by holding them to just 37.5 percent
shooting from the field.
Chandler's three-point play put the Knicks on top 76-61 before Novak and
Rasheed Wallace each drained triples to bring the margin to 21 points.
Smith knocked down 5-of-6 from the field in the fourth and Novak's third 3-
pointer of the contest gave the Knicks their largest lead of the quarter,
putting them ahead 93-71.
New York shot 53.1 percent for the game and converted on 12-of-29 three-point
attempts ... The Wizards turned the ball over 17 times compared to the Knicks'
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