Here are five must-see plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 117-101 victory over the New York Knicks at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...
Before we get to stuff from the actual game, John Wall made a difficult shot during warmups. While sitting on the floor, Wall swished a shot from outside. It did not forebode a big scoring night for Wall, who finished with 15 points. But he did have 13 assists to just two turnovers:
1. Two of Wall's points came on this play. Wall got past Brandon Jennings easily with a pretty spin move, then finished with a layup:
Wall would get Jennings later in the game again with this and-1. Jennings had no answer for Wall:
2. Wall, as mentioned above, had another good night passing the ball. But on this play it was Bradley Beal running the pick-and-roll with Marcin Gortat. Beal set up Gortat for a big slam in the first half:
3. Kelly Oubre, Jr. ended up with 14 points in 28 minutes against the Knicks and helped key a big third quarter that propelled the Wizards to their 15th straight home victory. Two of his points came on a fastbreak sequence where he split two defenders and finished at the rim:
4. Now, for some more dunks. Here is Beal all alone on the fastbreak, stuffing it with two hands:
5. And here is Oubre going hard in the paint for a one-handed slam:
The Wizards picked up another win to move to 28-20 on the season. The Knicks, meanwhile, continued their recent slide. They fell to 21-29 on the year as trade rumors involving Carmelo Anthony continue to dominate the headlines.
Speaking of Melo, we had some fun at his expense on the @CSNWizards Twitter account:
MEL😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0p6A5cncbg— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 1, 2017
That's just good meme'ry. Or, is it meme-age?
Whatever. Here's one more that doesn't feature Melo.
when you're back home with your boys during winter break after the first semester of college. pic.twitter.com/8D9MWG5qSu— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 1, 2017
The Wizards finished the month of January undefeated at home, as did the Capitals. No home team has lost at the Verizon Center in the year 2017. That is quite amazing.