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Venue TV TIME Verizon Center, Washington, DC MSG 7:00 PM EST
New York Knicks
Washington Wizards Raymond Felton - Lower Back/ Left Hip Injury (QUEST) Trevor Ariza - STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING (QUEST) Tyson Chandler - Non-Displaced Fracture of the Right Fibula (OUT) Al Harrington - SORE RIGHT KNEE (QUEST) Otto Porter - RIGHT HIP FLEXOR (OUT) Chris Singleton - JONES FRACTURE LEFT FOOT (OUT)
Today in Knicks history
November 23, 1976 Walt Frazier records a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 100-98 loss to Kansas City at the Garden.
April 9, 2013 New York jumped out to a 36-23 lead after 12 minutes and never looked back as the Knicks cruised to a 120-99 victory over the Washington Wizards to extend its winning streak to 13-games. New York was led by Carmelo Anthony’s 36 points and eight rebounds over 31 minutes. Anthony ties Bernard King with his fifth straight 35-point performance. J.R. Smith recorded 17 points on 7-14 shooting over 32 minutes. Chris Copeland (17 points) and Steve Novak (12 points) combined to contribute 29 points for the Knicks off the bench. Iman Shumpert added 18 points on 7-10 shooting. Washington was paced by John Wall’s 33 points, three rebounds and three assists over 33 minutes. Cartier Martin added 16 points off the bench. The Knicks 13-game winning streak is the third best winning streak in franchise history. Carmelo Anthony is the first Knicks player with five consecutive 35-point games since Bernard King accomplished this feat in the 1984-85 season. March 1, 2013 New York rode erased a four-point deficit entering the fourth quarter where they held Washington to 11 points on 3-17 shooting (.176) and force six turnovers as they rode a 9-0 game-ending run to a 96-88 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 30 points and six rebounds over 43 minutes. J.R. Smith posted his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and a career high 12 rebounds over 33 minutes. Raymond Felton recorded 23 points, six rebounds and four assists over 32 minutes to help the Knicks defeat the Wizards. Washington was led by its rookie Bradley Beal who posted 29 and 11 rebounds over 39 minutes. John Wall added 16 points and six assists. New York trailing 77-73 entering the final quarter used a 10-0 run to grab back the lead an 83-77 with 8:32 left in the game. Washington didn’t quit as it cut the New York lead to 89-87 on a Beal free throw with 3:21 left to play. Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks answered with a three-pointer that ignited a game-ending 9-1 run that gave the Knicks a road victory 96-88 over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
A road trip might be exactly what the New York Knicks need, considering their inability to win on their own floor. Opening against the Washington Wizards should help before the competition gets a lot tougher.
After extending their losing streak at home to six games, the Knicks will try to continue their recent dominance of the Wizards when they begin a four-game swing Saturday night.
The Knicks (3-8) were in control throughout Wednesday's game against Indiana before the Pacers rallied late in regulation and dominated overtime for a 103-96 victory.
New York, which opened the game on a 13-0 run, held an 89-86 lead with 9.2 seconds left, but Iman Shumpert fouled George Hill on a 3-point attempt and Hill sank all three free throws to force the extra period.
"It don't really matter what I think or what happened," said Shumpert, who appeared to barely touch George in TV replays. "They called the foul."
The Knicks seemed completely deflated after Hill's clutch shooting from the line and went on to play a lethargic overtime.
"I thought we had the game won," said Carmelo Anthony, who had 30 points and a season-best 18 rebounds. "And in overtime, I don't know, they just walked away with it."
J.R. Smith added 21 points and Beno Udrih had a season-high 19 for the Knicks, who remained winless at home since a season-opening victory over Milwaukee on Oct. 30.
The Knicks were again without injured starters Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, while Amare Stoudemire also didn't play on the second night of a back-to-back.
New York has displayed a far more aggressive defense on the road than at home this season. The Knicks are allowing 105.1 points per game at home - the third-highest average in the NBA - but have given up just 89.0 while going 2-2 on the road.
The Knicks will need to maintain that trend to have any chance on a trip that also features games against Portland, the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver - three of the top eight scoring teams in the league.
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