Knicks jumped out early but the Wizards ran right back on the strength of John Wall’s fabulous passing and transition pushes. Wall was one assist shy of a double-double at half time. Then they completely unloaded in the third with Bradley Beal just getting everything to go right. Those two are just so patient and generous. Always willing to pass and they never stop attacking. This win is certainly a testament to John Wall’s speedy guidance. Most of the Knicks early success was tied to Carmelo Anthony’s continued cookery and a boatload of unenthusiastic Washington defense.
John Wall is just filthy! pic.twitter.com/akcjptCs1p— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2017
It was really a walk in the park once the Wizards decided to assert themselves. So I think you should just look at this cool Ron Baker bucket on a nice feed from Brandon Jennings. AND the commotion.
.@brandonjennings ➡️ @RonBaker31! #NYKvsWAS #Knicks pic.twitter.com/n2Z5P1rYN8— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 1, 2017
Ron wasn’t done. More theatrics.
REPLAY: @RonBaker31 beats the ⏰! #NYKvsWAS #Knicks pic.twitter.com/8bX621yu0q— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 1, 2017
That was kind of it though. Wall didn’t waste much time getting his tenth assist. In the second half as he unloaded this fireball.
This PASS though. #JohnWall -> #WizKnicks on @CSNMA pic.twitter.com/MmZVpaSrkK— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 1, 2017
Washington really brought it in the second half and let the Knicks just implode. Before long we were treated to a lineup highlighted by Sasha Vujacic, Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee. This can heretofore be known as the Tomas Satoransky takeover trio. Full recap on the wavy.