If the Knicks wanted to score against the Wizards, they could. All they had to do was try. When they played one-on-one ball, it was the only chance the Wizards had to stop the New York attack.
Fortunately for the Knicks, they were on their game.The ball movement was crisp and the Wizards' defense awful. New York shot 53.1% from the field and 41.4% from beyond the arc on 29 threes. Carmelo Anthony got to the basket. He made 7 for 10 from the line for 20 points. J.R. Smith made 9 of his 13 shots for 20 points. Five players scored in double figures and Steve Novak, Rasheed Wallace, Pablo Prigioni, and Chris Copeland scored in the high single digits. This barrage came without Jason Kidd, who still is suffering from back spasms.
The Knicks won by only 21, 108-87. The word only is applicable because it was in truth thorough domination. The Knicks turned the ball over only 8 times. The Wizards- who shot terribly from the field, beyond the arc, and from the line- turned the ball over 17 times and accumulated only 11 assists.
The Knicks advance to 11-4.