Carmelo Anthony, John Wall

Report: Knicks-Wizards tentatively set for Christmas Day


Not every Christmas Day game can be as fun as LeBronfest ‘14: Heat-Cavs, but the league must still fill its Dec. 25 schedule.

With so many of the best teams in the Western Conference and many of the biggest markets on the East Coast, it’s a balancing act. Not every game in the Christmas lineup can feature two great teams.

Sometimes, a reasonable matchup between two not-terrible teams (sorry Wizards for the Knicks lowering the threshold) is good enough for the bottom-rung game.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News:

The Wizards just advanced their furthest in the playoffs since 1979. They have one of the league’s most exciting players in John Wall. Bradley Beal adds to a young core. Paul Pierce brings championship experience and star appeal. Marcin Gortat is an enforces and a character. And Randy Wittman’s face can be pretty entertaining.

The Knicks play in New York City.

This would be the Knicks’ sixth straight Christmas Day appearance and the Wizards’ first in six years and just second in 27 years.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.