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Post Game Recap
Final Score Knicks: 96 Wizards: 106
The Knicks just did not bring it enough Wednesday night in Washington, leading to a disappointing loss at the hands of the Wizards. This comes as a surprise to some people, but really shouldn’t as the Wizards improve to 8-7 with John Wall in the lineup; also seven of their 13 wins now have come against teams with records above .500. The loss snapped the Knicks five game winning streak and dropped them to 1.5 games behind the Miami Heat for first place in the Eastern Conference. Next up for the Knicks will be a matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night.
Amar’e Stoudemire did what he has been doing off the bench for the Knicks and that is scoring the basketball. Against Washington, Stoudemire scored 19 points on six of 11 shooting, getting to the foul line at a high rate knocking down seven of his nine attempts. Stoudemire was active on the glass as well, grabbing six rebounds to go along with his 19 points. Stoudemire showed up on both sides of the court again, something that is becoming more commonplace than it had prior in his career, totaling three blocks and a steal in the game.
Carmelo Anthony lit up the scoreboard for the Knicks tonight but it ended up not being enough. On the night Anthony scored 31 points, going 10 of 23 from the field and four of eight from the three-point line and seven of eight from the foul line. Anthony showed up big time for the Knicks on the boards as well against a big front line in the Wizards by grabbing nine rebounds. Anthony also added three assists, but turned the ball over five times, a number too high to succeed.
The foul shooting tonight was on point for the Knicks, who have been inconsistent shooting free throws at points this season. Against the Wizards the Knicks went 19 for 23 from the charity stripe, good for 82.6 percent. The Knicks attempted nine more free throws on the night than the Wizards did.
The perimeter defense was awful for the Knicks tonight. Too often Wizards players were left wide open on the perimeter to take jump shots like it was practice. On the season, Washington ranked 23 in the NBA in three-point percentage at 34.4 percent. They were only slightly better ranked, at 18, in threes made per game at 6.6; against the Knicks Wednesday the Wizards made 11 threes on 20 attempts, good for 55 percent. You are not going to beat any team on the road allowing them to shoot that high of a percentage. Specifically Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza killed the Knicks, as both players knocked down five three pointers on the night.
John Wall dominated the Knicks right from the start, as they had no one to slow him down with Iman Shumpert still needing some time to get into the groove of things. Wall tried to even keep the Knicks in the game with his six turnovers but they were not able to capitalize and Wall just kept the pedal to the metal. Wall ended the night with a team high 21 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Wall was the best player on the court all night, ending with a +21 +/- ratio. No one was able to keep up with Wall as his breakneck pace was something the Knicks were unable to keep up with in the end.
Kenneth Teape @teapester725 – Knickswag Contributor
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