Knicks Take Down WizardsPosted on October 11, 2012
Jeremy Hyman - WashingtonWizards.com In their lone home preseason game of the season, the Wizards fell 108-101 on Thursday night at Verizon Center. The team got off to a sluggish start and allowed 38 points in the first quarter. But, the second unit, led by rookie Bradley Beal, came in and turned the tables in a hurry scoring the first 22 points of the second quarter. The Wiz took a 56-53 lead into halftime. But, it was too much Steve Novak in the second half, who went a perfect 7-7 from behind the arc, and the Knicks came out victorious in the end. Luckily for the Wizards, these games don't count in the standings and they will be able to take away some positives from the game. The Good Bradley Beal looks like the real deal (15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) and is already getting attention and respect from his teammates. The Bad The team allowed 18 three pointers in the game and perimeter defense will surely be something that is addressed as the team progresses through the preseason. Up next, the Wizards head to Cleveland to take on the Cavs on Saturday night.