As Raymond Felton said of Monday night’s game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards, “it was one of the better games.” The win over Washington not only ended a six-game losing streak for the Knicks, but it also means that New York swept the series for the first time since going 4-0 in the 2003-04 season. The Knicks were in dire need of a win, as they were just about to slip back to a 0.500 record if they did not net one soon. With vigorous determination from the East Coast team, and a flat-out failure from West Coast, the Knicks took the game 115-106 after regulation time. Basketball lines.
The Knicks finally look like their old selves again. In an inspiring turn of events, New York’s offense sprang back to life after hard road trip, and with lots of dunks. After being held to less than 18 points in the last couple losses, Amar’e Stoudemire went 13 of 23 for 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Raymond Felton also improved from 23 of 79 over the streak to 7 of 14 on Monday with 17 points, 2 rebounds and 15 assists for a double-double. Basketball scores.
Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari were back to shooting the ball as well with 25 and 17 points. After losing and taking back the lead a number of times, New York put it away for good in the fourth on an 11-4 run that made it 110-99. A few final efforts from Stoudemire, Chandler and Ronny Turiaf sealed their score at 115. Basketball betting lines.
The Wizards couldn’t even get their wardrobe right. Kevin Seraphin showed up with his shorts on backwards, and had to change as his teammates huddled around him during a first quarter timeout. To make matters more difficult, Washington also committed 20 turnovers, which led to 24 points by the Knicks. Rookie reserves such as Trevor Booker and Mustafa Shakur were brought off the bench, and while that helped tie the game at 62 come halftime, the Wizards fell to 0-21 on the road. For the latest lines, scores and betting information for the NBA, look no further than www.scoresandodds.com.