Knicks rally from 17-point deficit to defeat Wizards

FILE —  RJ Barrett #9, Reggie Bullock #25, and Alec Burks #18 of the New York Knicks high-five through the second half in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Sq. Backyard on February 21, 2021 in New York Metropolis. Sarah Stier/Getty Photos/AFP 

Alec Burks scored 27 factors and RJ Barrett added 24 because the host New York Knicks overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Thursday evening.

The Knicks swept the two-game collection by overcoming a number of 17-point deficits and dominating the ultimate minutes of the fourth quarter. New York outscored Washington 39-24 within the fourth and 22-11 over the ultimate 5:28.

Burks and Barrett have been instrumental in New York’s comeback. Burks scored 15 of his factors within the fourth whereas Barrett scored 19 factors within the second half, together with 9 within the fourth.

Burks shot 8 of 18 from the ground and likewise hit 9 free throws. Barrett completed 7 of twenty-two from the sector however added 10 rebounds and hit eight free throws.

Rookie Immanuel Quickley added 16 for the Knicks, who shot 36.6 % general and misfired on 21 of 28 3-pointers.

The massive nights by Burks and Barrett got here on a uncommon quiet evening from Julius Randle.

Randle was held to 13 however hit two large jumpers down the stretch after getting remedy for his proper leg earlier within the fourth.

Bradley Beal scored 26 for the Wizards, who dropped to 1-8 of their final 9 video games. Beal shot 8 of 23 but in addition dedicated six turnovers.


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FILE —  Bradley Beal #3 and Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards look on in opposition to the Utah Jazz through the second half at Capital One Area on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Patrick Smith/Getty Photos/AFP 

Rui Hachimura added 21, Garrison Mathews chipped in 16 for Washington, which shot 46.2 %.

Russell Westbrook almost posted a triple-double by ending with 13 factors, 18 rebounds and 9 assists but in addition dedicated eight turnovers and was 3 of 15 from the sector.

The Wizards held a 91-85 lead on Hachimura’s 15-footer with 5:28 remaining however lower than a minute later, Barrett’s 3-point play evened the sport at 91-91. New York took its first lead when Quickley’s 3-pointer made it 94-91 with 4:12 remaining and Randle hit two jumpers within the ultimate 2:54.

The Wizards have been inside 104-102 on a 3-pointer by Mathews with 5.9 seconds left however Burks completed off the comeback with two extra free throws.

Earlier than folding, Washington held a 60-45 halftime lead and took a 71-54 lead halfway by way of the third earlier than settling for a 78-67 lead into the fourth.

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