Knicks vs Wizards Recap
The New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards with a final score of 109 to 91. For basically the whole game the Knicks dominated on both sides of the floor. This was a matchup of the worst offensive team being the Knicks and the worst defensive team being the Wizards. However, the Knicks are the best defensive team in the NBA which helped them prevail against the Wizards. Mainly on the rebounds on both the offense and defense sides as they outrebounded the Wizards 65 to 46. The Knicks as an overall team shot 45 percent from the field and a dreadful 25 percent from beyond the arc. Although, the Wizards shot even worst as they shot a horrible 38 percent from the field and 27 percent from three.
The Knicks started the first quarter off strong propelling to the lead of 30 to 23. The second quarter was mostly the same as the Knicks outscored the Wizards with a score of 23 to 19. Continuously, the Knicks continued their scoring as they outscored the Wizards of a score of 26 to 22 in the third quarter. Lastly, the Knicks finished the game off outscoring the Wizards with a score of 30 to 27 in the fourth quarter. Overall, the Knicks played well enough to beat out their opponent today and hope to replicate as they set to face the Houston Rockets next.
The Knicks mainly Dominated the Wizards in the Paint
The Knicks scored most of their points in the paint and took advantage because the Wizards couldn’t do anything to stop it. The main contributors that were able to create points in the paint were Julius Randle and Derrick Rose. Also, as mentioned earlier the rebounding really helped the Knicks find shots in the paint. The main contributors of this were Randle with 18 rebounds and Mitchell Robinson with 14 first-half rebounds. All in all, the Knicks have to find and take advantage of the paint more often if they want to win games because they are not a shooting team.
Players who played well against Washington
The Knicks had many players who contributed and played well against Washington.
One of the many noted is Mitchell Robinson as he was on his way to have a career game before his hand fracture late in the second quarter. Hopefully, Robinson’s hand fracture isn’t serious at all as he is set to be re-evaluated tomorrow. Even though Robinson didn’t play in the second half at all he was still able to put up 10 points and haul in an impressive 14 rebounds before halftime. Also, Robinson put up 6 shots making 5 of them and shooting 83 percent from the field. Hopefully, Mitchell Robinson’s hand doesn’t need to require to get surgery as he had a monster game.
Two players who came off the bench and played very well were Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley. Derrick Rose had an efficient night in which he put up 14 points with a team-high six assists. Rose shot 63.6 percent from the field shooting 7 for 11. Rose was able to create separation which led to the Knicks getting easy buckets. Immanuel Quickley had himself 16 points as well with 1 assist and two rebounds. The rookie shot 33 percent from the field and shooting 5 for 15. Also, Quickley shot 28.6 percent from beyond the arc. Tom Thibodeau has both of these guys coming out at the same time in the second unit and so far it is working great.
Julius Randle had himself another great performance against Washington. Randle had a good shooting night as well in which he scored a team-high 24 points. Randle shot 53 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from beyond the arc. Also, Randle had himself an impressive and team-high 18 rebounds for the night. These stellar performances strengthen his chances at making the all-star game as the Knicks hope to make the playoffs.
In conclusion, the New York Knicks dominated the Washington Wizards in a blowout victory with a final score of 109 to 91. The Knicks played very well throughout the whole game not letting the Wizards go on a run. The Knicks are set to face the Houston Rockets on Saturday night and look to continue their dominant play in the paint.