Four Washington Wizards (18-39) reached double-digit points Friday night against the New York Knicks (35-20), but Carmelo Anthony took matters into his own hands, contributing 30 points and six rebounds to the Knicks’ 96-88 victory at the Verizon Center.
It was a record-setting night for Bradley Beal as he set a new career single-game high with 29 points and broke the Wizards’ franchise record for most three-pointers in a season by a rookie. With 25 games left to play this season, Beal will likely shatter the previous record of 75, set by Steve Blake in 2003-04.
The Wizards were without Nene – sidelined with a sore right shoulder – and A.J. Price – who sat out with a bruised right thigh. Additionally, they were without a strong home base, as a large percentage of the 20,308 in attendance had transformed the Verizon Center into Madison Square Garden South. [Read more...]