At least the Knicks don’t have to worry about Stephen Curry putting on a shooting clinic, not for another 10 days.
Now, their No. 1 problem is keeping up with John Wall.
After giving up 54 points the most scored in the NBA this season to Golden State’s guard Wednesday, the Knicks will try to settle a score with the Wizards Friday in Washington, D.C.
The last time the Knicks faced the Wizards, they suffered one of their most embarrassing losses of the season, 106-96, on Feb. 6. So they’re confident that they won’t look past Washington to Sunday’s showdown against the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat at the Garden.
“We’re not thinking about the Heat right now,” Carmelo Anthony said. “After Washington, you can ask me something about the Heat. But right now we’ve got one game on our mind and it’s the Wizards game. Last time we went down there we were supposed to win that game. So this is a kind of a payback game for us.”
There were two themes in the Knicks’ locker room late Wednesday night: Curry’s remarkable performance and exacting revenge in Washington against a Wizards team that has won seven of its last 10 games but clearly has major internal problems.
The Knicks are trying to hold on to second place in the East they are tied with Indiana while staying in front of the Nets for the top spot in the Atlantic Division.
“I don’t think we’ll be looking ahead to Miami, so I don’t see this as a trap game,” Tyson Chandler said Wednesday after grabbing 28 rebounds, the second-highest total in the league this season.
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Following performance by Stephen Curry, Knicks will focus on shutting down Wall and Washington Wizards
New York Daily News | Mar 1