WASHINGTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points and the New York Knicks ruined Washington’s home opener, beating the Wizards 117-110 on Saturday night.
Anthony hit a jumper with 1:35 to play to give New York a 108-106 lead. Langston Galloway added a 3-pointer with 1:03 left to make it 111-106.READ MORE: Strome, Panarin Lead Rangers To Win Over Blackhawks
With the Wizards trailing 111-110 with 21.5 seconds to play, Galloway was able to call a timeout in front of his bench with Otto Porter grappling with him for the ball.
Anthony added two free throws with 20.4 seconds to play for a 113-110 lead.
Washington failed to start a season 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06.
Bradley Beal had 22 of his 26 points in the second half for Washington, while John Wall added 25.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 12/5 Sunday Morning Forecast
The Knicks (2-1) won their second road game of the season. They won a total of seven road games last season.
Anthony missed his first two field goal attempts — then hit eight straight, including four 3-pointers _ before his next miss.
After his first 3-pointer, he trotted over to Washington owner Ted Leonsis, who was seated near his team’s bench, and the two bumped fists.
The game was physical, featuring 62 fouls and three technicals.MORE NEWS: LaVine, DeRozan Lead Bulls To Win Over Nets
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