Sub­trac­tion of Beal adds another loss

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS - By Rich Dubroff

KNICKS 107, WIZ­ARDS 100

Julius Ran­dle scored 30 points and equaled a sea­son high with 16 re­bounds, Bobby Por­tis added 17 points and the New York Knicks beat the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards 107-100 on Satur­day night.

It was the Knicks’ sec­ond straight vic­tory, just the sec­ond time this sea­son they’ve won two in a row. Both wins have come on the road.

Isa­iah Thomas and Jor­dan McRae each scored 20 points for Wash­ing­ton. Gary Payton II, one of the two free agents the team signed this week who started, had 15.

The Wiz­ards played with­out Bradley Beal, the NBA’s fifth-lead­ing scorer, who was out with sore­ness in his right lower leg. Payton started in his place.

There were 19 lead changes, and the fi­nal one came when Ran­dle hit a jumper with 7 min­utes, 56 sec­onds re­main­ing to give New York (9-24) a 93-92 lead. The Knicks held Wash­ing­ton (9-22) score­less for 5:51 of the fourth quar­ter. The Wiz­ards scored just eight points in the fi­nal 8:19.

The Knicks are 5-6 un­der in­terim coach Mike Miller. They were 4-18 un­der David Fiz­dale to be­gin the sea­son.

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