Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/17

Game 1: Thursday, October 17th
Knicks98Final
Wizards89

Knicks 98

(2-2, 2-2 away)

Wizards 89

(1-3, 1-3 home)

Coverage: CSNB

7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2013

Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD

1 2 3 4 T
NY 29 30 19 2098
WSH 30 16 22 2189

Top Performers

New York: C. Anthony 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Washington: J. Wall 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

Anthony nets 22 in Knicks' 98-89 win over Wizards

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Carmelo Anthony had 22 points in the first game he's played in his hometown to lead the New York Knicks to a 98-89 preseason win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

Bradley Beal had 21 to lead Washington, which is 1/3 in the preseason.

The Knicks (2-2) outscored the Wizards 12-2 in the first seven minutes of the second on their way to a 30-16 quarter. They led 59-46 at halftime.

Washington began the third quarter with a 16-2 run to take a 62-61 lead with seven minutes to play, but New York answered with a 17-6 spurt to lead 78-68 after three.

The game drew a sellout crowd of 12,376 to Baltimore Arena, where the Bullets played for 10 years before moving to Landover, Md. in 1973. They became the Wizards in 1997.

Many in the crowd were there to see Anthony, whose ties to the city where he was raised were remembered by the fans who cheered lustily for him.

Before the game, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he knew it would be big night for Anthony and planned to play him 20-25 minutes. He played 29.

New York guard Iman Shumpert sprained his right elbow late in the first quarter when he got tangled up with Beal.

Nene, who stayed behind in Brazil after Washington's game in Rio De Janeiro, did not play for the second straight game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NY
WSH
Points 98 89
FGM-FGA 37-80 (.463) 34-86 (.395)
3PM-3PA 11-25 (.440) 5-31 (.161)
FTM-FTA 13-17 (.765) 16-25 (.640)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 7-37 11-44
Assists 20 20
Turnovers 15 12
Steals 7 8
Blocks 6 4
Fast Break Points 12 23
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

Top Performers

New York
Washington
Carmelo Anthony Anthony
Points: 22
Reb: 5
Ast: 4
Stl: 1
Blk: 0
John Wall Wall
Points: 14
Reb: 2
Ast: 8
Stl: 2
Blk: 0