It was a familiar story Wednesday night for the Knickerbockers as they were unable to become the deficit created by a poor 3rd quarter. The Knicks game out strong on the 2nd night of a back to back but faded in the 2nd half and fell to 18-20 against the Wizards.
This could easily go to Michael Beasley based on his 4th quarter performance, however, for long stretches of the night Kyle O'Quinn looked like the only Knick who cared. O'Quinn played with his trademark hustle and finished with a 13 points and 10 rebounds double-double.
The Knicks could not stop anyone on the Wizards, giving up 20+ points to John Wall, Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat. The rest of the Wizards did all right as well as the Wizards hung 121 on the Knicks while shooting 60% from the field.
- Ron Baker returned to the Knicks rotation after missing yesterday's game with an orbital fracture.
- Michael Beasley continued to provide strong all around play and filling up the stat sheet. Beasley finished with 20 points 8 rebounds 3 assists 2 steals and 2 blocks.
- Enes Kanter finished with a team worst -20 +/- as all of the Knicks starters finished -16 or worse.
The Knicks will look to escape the impending storm by taking their talents to south beach for a Friday night showdown against the Heat. Miami has been inconsistent this season and are sitting just above .500. This is another winnable game on the road and the Knicks will need to capitalize if they hope to get out of their rut.