Wall’s 23 points, 11 assists lead Wizards over Knicks

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WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored 23 points and had 11 assists and Otto Porter added 21 points as the Washington Wizards won for just the third time in 11 games, beating the New York Knicks 119-112 on Thursday night.

The Wizards, who had lost three straight, took the lead late in the first quarter, led by 10 at halftime and by 27 late in the third quarter

New York trailed 108-86 with 4:33 play before scoring 12 straight points. Wall hit two late baskets and four free throws to secure the win.

New York, which allowed a season high in points, was led by Derrick Rose with 27. Carmelo Anthony scored 19.

Kristaps Porzingis, who scored a career-high 35 points on Wednesday in a win over Detroit, had 16.