The Knicks' late comeback bid fell short as they lost to the Washington Wizards 110-107 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score
Things to know about Monday's game
1. New York, which led by nine at halftime, trailed 107-92 with 3:33 remaining in the fourth quarter. But after Noah Vonleh's layup capped a 12-0 run, Washington's John Wall iced the game with a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left.
2. After their three-game winning streak, the Knicks have lost three of four games and allowed at least 110 points in each game.
3. Enes Kanter scored 13 points and brought down 16 rebounds, but only scored four points in the second half. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored five of his 20 points in the second half.
4. Wall scored 18 points while Bradley Beal scored a game-high 27 points for the Wizards, who have won back-to-back games.
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Was that the 2017-18 Knicks out there in the third quarter? After a strong first half and a nine-point lead going into the break, the Knicks were outscored 34-19 in the third, and they couldn't come back. They gave a valiant effort in the final two minutes to even get within one possession, but Wall put in the dagger 3 from way downtown. After such an impressive win over the Bucks on Saturday at home, it was very discouraging to lose to a 9-14 Wizards team.
It's good to see Courtney Lee finally back on the court, but how does he miss that layup in the final two minutes on a fast break? He either has to throw that down or finish the easy layup. Lee clearly was rusty on Monday. He will likely play 15-20 minutes or so a night as the Knicks look to bring up his trade value in these next couple of months, as they would love to get something for him before the trade deadline in February. David Fizdale didn't play Frank Ntilikina for a single minute for a second straight game. It's a bit odd for him to not play at all and it will be interesting to see how long Fizdale does this for, but maybe he is learning a lesson? I wouldn't expect him to be benched again when they play in Boston on Thursday.
The Knicks face the Boston Celtics on the road Thursday at 8 p.m.