With momentum on their side following an emotional win over the Boston Celtics Saturday, the Washington Wizards hoped that it would finally propel them to their first road win. But under the bright lights of Broadway, the Wizards could not turn another exciting performance into a road win as they move to 0-21 on the road in a 115-106 loss to the New York Knicks.
Nick Young led the Wizards with 22 points. Rashard Lewis had 20 points, John Wall had 18 points and nine assists and JaVale McGee had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Amar'e Stoudemire had 30 points and nine rebounds to lead the Knicks, Wilson Chandler had 25 points and both Raymond Felton and Danilo Gallinari had 17 points.
The Wizards were down seven after the first quarter and trailed by 10 early in the second quarter. Yet, Washington would fight back and take the lead. The Knicks then returned the favor and fought back to tie the score at 62 at halftime. The two teams traded baskets in the third quarter as the Knicks led by two at the end. In the fourth quarter, in what seems to be becoming typical for the Wizards, they let up and let the opposition pull away.
Missed chances have continued to hurt the Wizards, who are now eight losses away from tying the NBA record for most consecutive road losses to start the season. Three of the Wizards' next four games are on the road; their next chance to win their first will be January 28 against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.