The New York Knicks won their third straight game after edging out a 96-88 win on the road against the Washington Wizards.
The Knicks found themselves in trouble in the third quarter and were down 77-73 heading in to the fourth. Luckily for New York, they were able to pull off a strong finish and outscore the Wizards by 12 points in the last quarter.
The biggest feather in the Knicks’ cap was that they were able to hold the Wizards to scoring just one point during the last three minutes and 20 seconds of the game.
Another plus was that John Wall was less of a factor than Knicks fans may have feared before the game. The point guard contributed 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting and six assists. By no means did he take over the game.
Instead, it was the rookie Bradley Beal who caused the most problems for the Knickerbockers. He led the Wizards in both points and rebounds with 29 and 11, respectively.
Here are five lessons the Knicks can take from this game and keep in mind for tomorrow’s game against the Miami Heat.