Wizards Fall 99-96 Against New York - Game Recap
New York got 37 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 99-96 victory over Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.
New York did not, however, defeat the Wizards against the spread, which closed at 5.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 200.5.
New York got 23 points from Amar'e Stoudemire and another 12 points from Tyson Chandler. Iman Shumpert contributed 7 assists, while Tyson Chandler cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Washington got 24 points from Nick Young in a losing cause and another 22 points from John Wall. John Wall contributed 9 assists for the Wizards, while JaVale McGee had 10 rebounds.
The Knicks hit the break trailing 47-46 before taking care of business in the second half.
New York had a 49-44 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Detroit looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Minnesota.