The New York Knicks were one game away from sweeping the Washington Wizards for the first time since the 2003-04 season, but thanks to Caron Butler and Mike James the Wizards do not have to worry about another low in their already low season as a few last minute three pointers saved the Wizards and led them to a 96-89 loss.
Tonight's game featured the same lack of offense and defense combinations for the Wizards, but some how as they have done against the Knicks they battled back in the from six points with 4:35 remaining and then went on a tear and scored 15 straight points to close out a much needed victory.
"We felt like we had them tonight," Knicks Head Coach Mike D'Antoni said.
Washington had another All Star performance by Antawn Jamison who led the way with 28 points and 8 rebounds. His other All Star partner, Caron Butler, had a night he would like to forget, with 11 points but it was his jumper with 28 seconds remaining putting the game all but out of reach for the Knicks.
For the past few games the Wizards were led by stellar performances by Nick Young who scored a career high 33 points this week and tonight just could not find that same magic and finished with
"They came out with some defensive schemes that I ain' t seen since college," Young said. "You saw me out there a little frustrated."