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Burke, Lee lead Knicks to 101-97 victory over Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) With the Washington Wizards still waiting for John Wall to return, they were beaten by the perennial All-Star's former backup.

Trey Burke scored 19 points in his first start in exactly three years, leading eight players in double figures as the New York Knicks sent Washington to a 101-97 defeat Sunday night.

Burke shot 8 of 15 from the floor and put the Knicks up for good by converting a three-point play inside the final minute - against a Wizards team for which he came off the bench for last season.

''I don't want to make it about me,'' Burke said. ''We won the game, and that's the biggest thing.''

Bradley Beal scored 14 points, but shot just 5 of 17 for Washington, which has lost three straight for just the second time this season.

''I felt like we didn't give a (darn), honestly,'' Beal said. ''We just thought it was going to be a cakewalk and they smacked us in the mouth.''

Both three-game skids have come later in Wall's 26-game absence as he recovers from left knee surgery. Wall returned to full-contact practice on Saturday.

Otto Porter added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who remain in sixth in the Eastern Conference despite dropping eight of their last 12.

''We're struggling scoring the ball right now,'' Washington coach Scott Brooks said after his team shot 42.5 percent (37 of 87) from the floor. ''Missing a lot of easy shots. Layups, tip-ins, dunks. Those are things you have to make.''

Courtney Lee added eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, and Enes Kanter had 11 points and 10 rebounds for New York, which won for a third time in five games. Before that, the Knicks had lost 18 of 19 to fall out of playoff contention.

Washington trailed by as many as 12 after giving up 42 points to New York in the second quarter, the most the Knicks had scored in any quarter this season.

The Wizards cut it to two in the third and one in the fourth before Beal's 3-pointer from the wing tied it at 88-all with 4:25 to play. Beal later fed Markieff Morris for a leaner that gave Washington a 95-94 lead with 1:08 remaining.

Burke responded by hitting a tough runner in the lane, absorbing Kelly Oubre's foul and converting a three-point play to make it 97-95.

''I didn't see no helpside man, that's the only reason why I attacked,'' Burke said. ''I wanted to get a good shot. That was the best shot.''

Said Brooks: ''We can't foul in that situation. Cannot do it.''

Beal missed a tough turnaround and Marcin Gortat missed on the follow on Washington's next possession, and the Knicks hit four of six free throws to seal it.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Burke's last NBA start came on March 25, 2015, in his second of three seasons with Utah. ... F Damyean Dotson (foot) and G Kyle O'Quinn (hip) were out, but F Lance Thomas returned from a personal absence

Wizards: Wall showed no ill effects Sunday after participating in his first full-contact practice on Saturday, Brooks said. Brooks still hasn't given a timetable for Wall's return. ... Washington is 15-11 during Wall's extended absence.

MAKING A CHANGE

Burke took the starting point guard duties from Emmanuel Mudiay, who had made 14 starts since arriving in New York from Denver last month in a three-way deal at the trade deadline.

''I think we all knew that we wanted to take a look at him -- that's why we traded for him,'' Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said of Mudiay. ''Maybe after the fact, we put him in a tough situation. But then some guys can pop in there and go right to it.''

FAMILIAR QUARTERS

New York's second quarter marked its second-highest scoring quarter of the past five seasons. The highest also came in Washington, when the Knicks scored 47 in the fourth period of a 119-112 loss to the Wizards on Nov. 17, 2016.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Continue their road trip Monday in Charlotte.

Wizards: Finish a three-game homestand Tuesday against San Antonio.

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Key Players
E. Kanter
00 C
B. Beal
3 SG
36.4 Min. Per Game 36.4
23.3 Pts. Per Game 23.3
4.6 Ast. Per Game 4.6
4.4 Reb. Per Game 4.4
59.5 Field Goal % 46.3
59.8 Three Point % 46.4
85.1 Free Throw % 78.9
  Team rebound 0:00
  Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 1 Lance Thomas made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:01
  Lance Thomas missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:01
  Team rebound 0:01
  Personal foul on Marcin Gortat 0:01
  Defensive rebound by Lance Thomas 0:01
  Otto Porter missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
  Otto Porter missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:03
  Team rebound 0:03
  Personal foul on Trey Burke 0:03
Team Stats
Points 101 97
Field Goals 41-88 (46.6%) 37-87 (42.5%)
3-Pointers 6-22 (27.3%) 6-19 (31.6%)
Free Throws 13-15 (86.7%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 52 53
Offensive 10 14
Defensive 34 32
Team 8 7
Assists 26 25
Steals 10 10
Blocks 6 7
Turnovers 14 14
Fouls 19 16
Technicals 0 1
11 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST
9 PTS, 4 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Knicks 27-47 19421624101
home team logo Wizards 40-33 2132182697
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 27-47 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Wizards 40-33 107.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.3 APG
Key Players
T. Burke PG 12.8 PPG 2.0 RPG 4.7 APG 50.3 FG%
B. Beal SG 22.6 PPG 4.4 RPG 4.5 APG 46.0 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Burke PG 19 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
B. Beal SG 14 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
46.6 FG% 42.5
27.3 3PT FG% 31.6
86.7 FT% 73.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Burke 27 19 2 3 3 0 2 4 8/15 0/2 3/4 1 1 28 -5
M. Beasley 31 12 9 3 0 2 4 3 6/13 0/0 0/0 2 7 25 +9
T. Hardaway Jr. 35 11 4 3 3 0 2 1 5/15 1/6 0/0 0 4 22 0
E. Kanter 27 10 11 2 0 1 1 2 3/8 0/0 4/4 4 7 25 -5
F. Ntilikina 20 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1/6 0/3 0/0 1 1 5 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Burke 27 19 2 3 3 0 2 4 8/15 0/2 3/4 1 1 28 -5
M. Beasley 31 12 9 3 0 2 4 3 6/13 0/0 0/0 2 7 25 +9
T. Hardaway Jr. 35 11 4 3 3 0 2 1 5/15 1/6 0/0 0 4 22 0
E. Kanter 27 10 11 2 0 1 1 2 3/8 0/0 4/4 4 7 25 -5
F. Ntilikina 20 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1/6 0/3 0/0 1 1 5 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Lee 27 13 3 3 2 1 2 0 5/7 0/2 3/3 0 3 23 +7
E. Mudiay 20 11 6 7 1 0 0 1 4/8 1/2 2/2 0 6 32 +8
L. Kornet 18 10 3 4 0 1 0 2 4/7 2/4 0/0 1 2 22 +10
T. Williams 12 10 0 0 1 1 0 2 4/5 2/3 0/0 0 0 12 +4
L. Thomas 18 3 4 0 0 0 2 3 1/4 0/0 1/2 1 3 5 -5
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. O'Quinn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 101 44 26 10 6 14 19 41/88 6/22 13/15 10 34 199 +20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 39 14 3 2 2 0 1 2 5/17 1/6 3/4 0 3 22 -1
M. Morris 34 13 4 1 0 3 2 2 6/12 1/2 0/0 1 3 20 +1
O. Porter 28 13 10 3 2 1 3 2 5/13 1/1 2/4 2 8 29 +4
T. Satoransky 35 9 4 10 3 1 3 4 3/4 1/1 2/2 0 4 34 +6
M. Gortat 15 4 7 3 0 2 1 3 2/9 0/0 0/1 4 3 18 -2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Beal 39 14 3 2 2 0 1 2 5/17 1/6 3/4 0 3 22 -1
M. Morris 34 13 4 1 0 3 2 2 6/12 1/2 0/0 1 3 20 +1
O. Porter 28 13 10 3 2 1 3 2 5/13 1/1 2/4 2 8 29 +4
T. Satoransky 35 9 4 10 3 1 3 4 3/4 1/1 2/2 0 4 34 +6
M. Gortat 15 4 7 3 0 2 1 3 2/9 0/0 0/1 4 3 18 -2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 26 13 5 0 1 0 0 2 6/14 0/6 1/3 3 2 19 -8
R. Sessions 16 11 2 3 1 0 2 0 2/4 0/1 7/7 1 1 18 -7
M. Scott 25 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 3/6 2/2 0/0 1 3 16 -2
I. Mahinmi 7 6 4 0 1 0 1 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 2 10 -4
J. Meeks 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 1 5 -6
J. Smith 6 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 5 -1
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 97 46 25 10 7 14 16 37/87 6/19 17/23 14 32 196 -20