The Wizards raced out to a five point lead at halftime, but a huge performance from Amare Stoudemire and a steady comeback victory from the Knicks led to the expected result.
Stoudemire had 36-points and 10-rebounds to lead all scorers, and to push the Knicks ahead for a 101-95 victory. All five of New York's starters finished in double-figures as they out-shot, out-rebounded, and ultimately out-scored the Wizards.
The Wizards did put in a valiant effort though against the second-place team in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Gilbert Arenas was the team's highest scorer with 20-points. Role players Kirk Hinrich and Nick Young added 13 and 17 points respectively off the bench.
The Wizards attempted a late comeback, but were ultimately thwarted. The decisive play occurred with under a minute left as John Wall pushed the ball up the floor after a JaVale McGee rebound. Wall thought he had a clear lane to the basket but Stoudemire blocked the shot from behind, and sealed the game for the visitors.
The Knicks extended their winning streak to seven games, and have now won 12 of their last 13. This marks the fourth straight loss for the Wizards, who will return to action Tuesday night against the Lakers.