The London Game looked to be in the bag for the Knicks, but a fourth-quarter slump saw the Wizards pull out a 101-100 win that came down to the buzzer on Thursday night. >> Box score
Things to know about Sunday's game
1) After Noah Vonleh buried a nifty hook shot to go up 100-99, the Wizards had 3.3 seconds to work with. They inbounded the ball to a wide open Thomas Bryant in the middle, and as he rose for a layup, Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending which gave the Wizards the lead. With 0.4 seconds left, the Knicks didn't draw up the right play as Emmanuel Mudiay threw up a shot that didn't connect at the buzzer.
2) The worst part about the loss was the fact that the Knicks' had a double-digit lead that reached as high as 19 points. But 11 fourth quarter points hurt them in the end.
3) Mudiay was the Knicks' leading scorer on the night with 25 points on 11-for-18 from the field. He also collected seven rebounds and two assists. Luke Kornet was also feeling it early in this one, finishing with 16 points including 4-for-6 from beyond the arc.
4) In his first international contest, Kevin Knox didn't have the performance he would've liked. The rookie shot 2-for-11 and 0-for-6 from three for a total five points. Despite his goaltending, Trier had a better night when it came to the Knicks' youngsters. He had 13 points on 5-of-8 from the field.
5) The tough loss gave the Knicks' their fifth straight defeat.
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The Knicks play a matinee against the Thunder at The Garden on Monday at 12:30 p.m.