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New York faces Washington on 3-game win streak

February 23, 2023 GMT

New York Knicks (33-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (28-30, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: New York aims to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Knicks take on Washington.

The Wizards are 15-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington has a 5-5 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Knicks are 23-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is seventh in the NBA with 34.1 defensive rebounds per game led by Julius Randle averaging 8.6.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Wizards won 116-105 in the last matchup on Jan. 19.

TOP PERFORMERS: Monte Morris is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 assists for the Wizards. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.3 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

Randle is shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 24.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 51.3% and averaging 28.3 points over the past 10 games for New York.


LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 6-4, averaging 118.1 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.1 points per game.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 45.2 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 4.8 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: None listed.

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (thumb).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.