Knicks beat Wizards thanks to Anthony's late shot

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Early in the second quarter, when the Knicks trailed the winless Wizards by 16 points, coach Mike D’Antoni sat on the hottest seat in Washington, D.C., outside President Obama.

But the “Broadway Bigs’’ — and sensational rookie Iman Shumpert — lived up to their hype to key a wonderful comeback last night, powering the Knicks to a desperately needed 99-96 victory over the 0-7 Wizards at Verizon Center.

Without any help from their starting backcourt, the Knicks’ frontcourt dynamos of Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler combined for 72 points and 34 rebounds, with Shumpert starting the second half and doing almost everything right in just his third career game.

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Knicks beat Wizards thanks to Anthony's late shot