Washington Wizards: John Wall clutch in final seconds to beat Knicks

Washington Wizards John Wall (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards John Wall (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks 110-107. The game came down to the final moments and John Wall hit a clutch 3-pointer to silence the crowd at the Garden.

The winning streak at Madison Square Garden has now been pushed to nine for the Washington Wizards. Hopefully securing a victory at one of the most famous arenas will be the spark they need to continue their win streak as they head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks.

The Wizards struggled in the first half and went into the break trailing by 9. They allowed 61 points to the New York Knicks with a halftime score of 61-52.

The second half was a whole different story. The Wizards played good defense and showed what can happen when the chemistry clicks and all their strengths come together. Otto Porter and Bradley Beal scored 8 points each that helped Washington go on a 28-8 run.

In the fourth quarter, the Wizards were able to extend their lead to 16 points. It was great that Washington had developed this cushion because the Knicks responded with their own 10-0 run to  cut the lead to 3 points with 35 seconds on the clock. John Wall, then, had his moment and hit a clutch 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to seal the victory for the team.

Beal helped lead Washington victory with 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. His all-star counter part, Wall, produced 18 points with 15 assists. Finally, Wall was able to give the team a great night assist wise. The team is much better when he focuses first on getting everyone else involved before worrying about his offensive game.

Markieff Morris continued to play well off the bench with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. didn’t skip a beat as he went back to his reserve role and gave the team 21 points, which made him the second highest scorer for the night outside of Beal.

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On top of this, looks like the new lineup change worked again with Tomas Satoransky in the starting unit. The team played well in the second half and didn’t fall apart when facing adversity.

Good team win for the Wizards.

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