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The Wizards were looking to build off their first win of the season and become the first team this year to beat the Knicks on their home court, but the Knicks were simply too much for them on Friday night at Madison Square Garden, winning 108-87.
The Wizards cut the Knicks lead to one late in the first quarter, but the Knicks went on a 10-2 run going up by 9 by the end of the frame. The Wizards would never really cut back into that lead while the Knicks were able to build their lead up to 23. The Knicks were very efficient on the offensive end, shooting 53% from the field and 41% from 3 point range. The Wizards did shoot 45% from the field tonight but could not contain the likes of JR Smith and Carmelo Anthony on the other end. The Wizards were more effective in the paint outscoring the Knicks 44-38.
Jordan Crawford led the scoring for Washington with 17 points on 7/17 shooting, Bradley Beal had 14 points on 5/11 shooting and Kevin Seraphin had a 13 points, 10 rebound double-double. For the Knicks, Anthony and Smith each had 20 points and Chandler had a 12 points, 10 rebound double-double.
Up next, the Wizards head back home to take on the Southeast leading Miami Heat on Tuesday night.