The Knicks (7-17) dropped their second game of the season to the the Wizards (10-13), 102-101.
The Knicks’ loss to the Wizards at home was the first in the past 11 games.
Pablo Prigioni suffered a hairline fracture of his right great toe. Surgery is not required, but he is expected to be out at least two weeks.
Off the bench, Tim Hardaway Jr. connected with his first four shots, totaling 11 points in the first half.
The Knicks outscored the Wiz 35-22 in the third quarter, but were outscored 27-24 in the final quarter.
Sam SpiegelmanAfter rallying for a 35-point quarter, the Knicks — behind some controversial coaching decisions — allowed the Wizards to fight back and steal a victory, 102-101.
Following the Knicks’ 35-point third quarter in which they took a two-point lead, both teams found themselves tied at 94 apiece with 2:47 remaining in the game. Thanks to a pair of Andrea Bargnani made free throws, the Knicks took a 100-97 lead into the final minute of the game.
Bradley Beal’s 3-pointer knotted it up at 100-all before Beno Udrih knocked it one of two free-throw attempts. Following a Wizards timeout, Beal drove almost uncontested toward the rim, giving the Wiz a one-point edge. Then, after Mike Woodson failed to call a timeout with six ticks remaining, Carmelo Anthony missed a last-ditch 3-point attempt.
“That’s on me,” Woodson said after the game.
With the loss, the Knicks lost their second game to the Wizards of the season and drop to 7-17 on the year.
Like every other game this season, Anthony led the Knicks with 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting. J.R. Smith had 18 points and six assists, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 14 points off the bench.
Following his 31-point effort in the first matchup of the year, John Wall had 20 points, eight assists and six boards. Martell Webster led the team with 30 points off the bench, and Beal, the Wizard’s hero, had 21 points and seven rebounds.
Next up for the Knicks is an away game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.