Knicks fall short to Wizards in London after blowing a 19 points lead
The Knicks were playing for the third time in London and for the better part of the game, they controlled the game. They built a 19 points lead in the second quarter and still started the fourth quarter leading in double digits.
But then, they fell flat after being unable to score for five straight minutes. With less then two minutes until the final buzzer they managed to score just four points, allowing Washington to take the lead, and eventually the win, 101-100.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 25 points for the Knicks, who played without Enes Kanter. Kanter did not make the trip to UK, fearing that the Turkish government will issue an extradition notice for the critics he made against president Recep Erdogan.
Allonzo Trier had 13 points, the same as Noah Vonleh and Damyean Dotson.
Trier was the one that tried to block Thomas Bryant’s layup from the final seconds but the refs called it a goaltending and awarded the Wizards 2 points and – the victory.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 26 buckets while Otto Porter Jr dropped 20 off the bench.
The Knicks lost their 18th game in the last 21 and fell 10-34. The Wizards on the other hand, who played without John Wall, improved 19-26.