When: Thursday, Mar. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NY
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: Davis Bertans (Calf, Out); Ish Smith (Quad, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)
Knicks: Mitchell Robinson (Ankle, Day-to-Day), Immanuel Quickley (Ankle, Day-to-Day), Elfrid Payton (Hamstring, Day-to-Day), Austin Rivers (Out, Personal)
Well so far the Washington Wizards have already lost the season series to the New York Knicks after losing on Tuesday night 131-113. Honestly at this point they can either win to gain some type of momentum or keep getting bullied by other teams and hope for a decent draft pick in the long run.
Washington’s biggest problem when facing the Knicks are stopping Julius Randle. He had 37 points and was 7 of 10 from three-point range. Washington didn’t have a great game offensively especially Russell Westbrook who was 3 of 14 from the floor. Rookie Deni Avdija had 14 points off the bench but fouled out.
It’s tough to say exactly what the Wizards need to win. Do they need to fire Scott Brooks? Do they need to rebuild? Should they be aggressive in time for the trade deadline? There’s no real answer especially since whatever Washington decides it has to come together on the floor to win games. No one is sure what happened before the All-Star break and what changed, but the team before the break needs to be that team now and as quickly as possible.