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Knicks 101, Wizards 97: Scenes from Trey Burke’s triumphant return to the starting lineup

Knicks win.

NBA: New York Knicks at Washington Wizards Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks held off the Washington Wizards Sunday afternoon/evening, 101-97. The ‘Bockers held a double-digit lead early in the third quarter, though the Wiz quickly chipped away at most of it, and held a lead of their own briefly in the fourth. But New York hit just enough shots, spurred on by Courtney Lee and Trey Burke.

Burke was the hero of the night, chipping in 19 points and hitting the back-breaking layup when the Wizards were hoping to foul him on the floor.

Emmanuel Mudiay came off the bench for the Knicks and played pretty well, with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, including this fantastic outlet pass to Luke Kornet.

Kornet had 10 points, 3 boards and 4 assists (!!!), and I’ll forever cheer the sight of him out-racing one of my least-favorite former Knicks, Jason Smith, for the bucket.

Cherish these wins while you can, friends, because there aren’t that many games left in the 2017-18 season. Recap to come.