The Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks on Tuesday evening, 122-115 at Capital One Arena in D.C.
Wow, I was writing this recap as if Washington “let another one slip.” The Knicks had a big second quarter and finished the first half with a 70-54 lead
If there is something that I found the most frustrating about that time, it wasn’t just that the Wizards shot a dismal 3-of-16 from the field. The Knicks shot 13-of-20, dished 10 team assists and no one scored more than 9 points in that period.
I was also about to get on Bradley Beal’s case for another inefficient night. He shot just 3-of-11 in the first half. But fortunately, there was still another half left to play.
Beal scored 40 points tonight, ultimately on 11-of-25 shooting (and 8-of-14 in the second half). He scored 16 of those points in the third quarter, leading Washington to an 87-all tie by the time the fourth quarter started, and finished strong in the last quarter.
Shabazz Napier added 21 points in another start for Washington and Davis Bertans added 11 points with some long three pointers.
There's the NBA 3-point line, and then there's DB's 3-point line! pic.twitter.com/Ho58VkdpSe— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 11, 2020
For the Knicks, Bobby Portis and Frank Ntilikina scored 20 points each.