Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Let put it this way, when John Wall wants to get something done on the court, he does just exactly that.
Tonight the Knicks felt the BOMBOGENESIS effect in the final minutes of the fourth quarter with a tomahawk slam that spelled the end of the night for the Knicks, who at one point had a 9 point lead in the game, but could not hold off a Wizards run that included a 8 point lead of their own and a 121-103 victory and another victory at home.
Bradley Beal scored 27 points on 11-14 shooting (79 percent) to go along with six assists as he continued his All-Star campaign. He was torching the nets to start the game connecting on 7-of-8 shots in the first half for 18 points.
Beal jokingly said right at the half, ” the first team to play defense is going to win this game. Well we are happy to say, Wall and his buddies did a good job of that in the second half combined with a strong effort of Morris and Gortat on the boards, they simply overpowered Porzingis and his crew.
The Knicks had little performance as an entire team. Michael Beasley had 20 points to go with Porzingis’ 16 points as the Knicks lost their 14th in their last 15 meetings to the Wizards.
“I hate to say it, but our energy just was not there tonight,” said Porzingis tonight after the Knicks have dropped their last 5 games and will have to face San Antonio in their next game.
The Wizards head on the road to face Memphis tomorrow night and return home on Saturday night to face The Greek Freak and the Milwaukee Bucks.