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Wizards 99, Knicks 89: Scenes from a game with an absentee second half

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Hey! The Knicks went to Washington and played half a game of basketball. That first half was pretty fun. There was plenty of Kristaps:

He had one of his better first halves in a while, even with some unforced errors and a weak shot or two mixed in. And this was nice:

Other than that, the Knicks just flourished because they drew a lot of fouls and because the Wizards missed 10 of 14 three-pointers.

And then the second half started and the Knicks no longer wanted to play basketball. Washington quickly gobbled a double-digit deficit and ran away with the score as if the first half never happened. Kristaps did his best to shoot the Knicks back into the game, but to no avail.

I think they just wanted to watch Warriors-Spurs. I can't blame them. That's what I want to do. I'm gonna do that. Not even gonna fini