Not So Fast New York
Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Verizon Center was filled with New York Knick fans Wednesday night who thought they'd be watching their team pick up an easy win against the hapless Wizards. But John Wall and company had different plans handing New York a ten point loss 106-96 in front of Magic Johnson, former coach John Calipari, and the Redskins Pierre Garcon.
The Wizards led by as many as nine in the third quarter before New York went on a 21-6 run to take a five point lead at 73-68. The fourth quarter however started with a Trevor Ariza four point play and Washington continued to play well from that point not looking back.
The Wizards got help from a cast of three point shooters Wednesday night. Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster both drained five threes on the night. Ariza had 20 and Webster had 19. Even Chris Singleton hit a big three in the fourth giving him ten points off the bench.
New York stayed close in the fourth thanks in large part to Carmelo Anthony and his team leading 31 points but the Wizards had a safe lead for the majority of the final quarter.
John Wall had another impressive night with 21 points and nine assists. Wall managed to score despite having trouble with his jump shot (whats new?). At one point he got into a little shoving match with Amare Stoudamire too. (He also got crossed up, or not)
The Wizards also got a full night from Nene who had 13 points ten rebounds and three assists. Nene has played well all season and may even have gotten some votes for the all-star game if he could have played with Wall from the start.
Friday Washington will host the other team from New York, the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets of course bring to town former Wizard knuckle head Andray Blatche. Wonder what his reception will be?
Written By Jeremy Batka @EastCoastAssn