National Basketball Association
New York 113, Washington 110
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, April 7, 2019
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
#43 Matt Myers, #26 Pat Fraher, #51 Aaron Smith
Mario Hezonja scored 30 points and hit a 3-pointer with 44.8 seconds left that gave the New York Knicks the lead for good in a 113-110 win over the visiting Washington Wizards.
After Hezonja made it 111-110, the Wizards missed twice and had a shot blocked, then turned the ball over with 17.1 seconds left.
Hezonja hit two foul shots, and Washington's Chasson Randle missed a 3-pointer from the wing with 6.9 seconds left. New York secured the rebound and the rare victory.
In his second start at point guard in place of injured Emmanuel Mudiay, Hezonja made 12 of 21 shots for the Knicks, who had lost 11 of their previous 12 against the Wizards.
Luke Kornet had 17 points, and Mitchell Robinson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for New York, which had lost eight of nine. The Knicks (16-64) must win their final two games to avoid matching the worst record in franchise history, set in 2014-15.
Jeff Green had 19 points in 16 minutes for Washington, which has lost three straight. Thomas Bryant added 17 points, and Bobby Portis contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Washington led by four at halftime, but the Knicks rallied to take the lead before Tomas Satoransky's dunk started a 13-0 run capped by a Portis 3-pointer that gave the Wizards a 12-point lead.
With Washington leading 91-82 early in the fourth quarter, Kornet hit a 3-pointer, and the Knicks were soon within 95-93 with 8:45 remaining.
New York hung around, and Hezonja's driving dunk tied the score at 103 with 3:11 left. Kevin Knox's free throw put New York up by one.
The teams traded the lead before Troy Brown Jr.'s 3-pointer gave Washington a 110-108 lead with 57 seconds left, but Hezonja answered from the corner.
Jabari Parker (knee) sat out for Washington.
The Knicks were also minus Kadeem Allen (concussion), Allonzo Trier (strained left calf) and Noah Vonleh (sprained right ankle).
Green's basket started a 14-2 Washington second-quarter run capped by his jumper, and the Wizards led 56-52 at halftime.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Jeff Green 19
Mario Hezonja 30
Tomas Satoransky 7
Damyean Dotson 5
Bobby Portis 10
Mitchell Robinson 11
Jeff Green 5
||Free Throws Made
Kevin Knox 5
Sam Dekker 3
Mario Hezonja 2
Thomas Bryant 2
Luke Kornet 4
Team Stats Summary
New York will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Knicks have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .200 after a loss.
Washington will play their next game at home against Boston. The Wizards have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .438 after a loss.