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Despite 33 points from John Wall, the Knicks took down the Wizards in New York, 120-99. The Knicks hit 20 three pointers in the contest, tying their franchise record.

The Knicks came out on fire in this one and really never cooled off. They shot 56% from the field and 55% from three point range. The Knicks jumped out to a 13 point lead at the end of the first quarter and really never looked back, as they opened the game 10 of 14 from three. The Wizards looked like they might cut into the lead before the half as they pulled within eight with a minute to go, but the Knicks closed the half on a 7-0 run to push the lead back to 15. The Knicks clinched their first Atlantic Division title since 1994 and also got their 13th straight win. This is also the Knicks longest winning streak since 1994.

John Wall did his best to try to foil the Knicks, scoring 33 points on 11/19 shooting. Cartier Martin came off the bench to hit four threes and score 16 points.

Carmelo Anthony, fresh off winning Eastern Conference player of the week, scored 36 points on 13/21 shooting. Iman Shumpert scored 18 and JR Smith and Chris Copeland both scored 17 off the bench.

The Wizards will now go for their 10th win in a row at home, taking on the Heat at Verizon Center on Wednesday night.


Martell Webster
Points: 10
Rebounds: 7
Assists: 1

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Points: John Wall - 33
Rebounds: Emeka Okafor - 8
Assists: Nene - 5
Blocks: Kevin Seraphin - 2
Steals: Kevin Seraphin and Martell Webster - 2

Randy Wittman Postgame

On game:

“They (New York Knicks) shot the ball extremely well. They hit 20 of 36 from the three (point line), they spread the floor…when they are shooting like that they are a tough team to beat.”

John Wall Postgame

On game:

“We know they are a great three-point shooting team and we have to run them off of the line. Too many turnovers and they got out in transition, got open looks. They moved the ball great and we didn’t do a good job of rotating and chasing people off of the three-point-line. I think they shot 60 % from the three point line and it’s tough to beat a team that’s on a streak like they (Knicks) are right now. We really didn’t play any defense.”

A.J. Price Postgame