The Knicks were particularly effective from beyond the arc, where they connected on 18 of 33. Novak paced five players in double figures for New York.
Led by Carmelo Anthony, who finished with 17 points, the Knicks took a 38-21 first-quarter lead.
But the young Wizards answered the challenge. Reserve Bradley Beal scored all of his 12 points in the Wizards' 22-0 run that gave them a 56-53 halftime lead.
Novak hit consecutive 3s to put the Knicks up 95-88 with 6:28 left.
Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 17 points.
The NBA posts its officiating reports for the sake of transparency and accountability. But without opportunity to amend mistakes, the reports are doing more harm than good, J.A. Adande writes.
Kevin Durant's mother Wanda joins The Jump to reflect on his MVP speech, what advice she gives him during the playoffs, his offseason plans and discusses what she wants people to take away from her story.
Stephen Curry probably won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday.