David Lee’s Layup in Overtime Ends Knicks’ Losing Streak at Eight


WASHINGTON — David Lee's layup with 1.6 seconds to play in overtime gave the New York Knicks a 118-116 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

New York snapped an eight-game losing streak by surviving a bizarre overtime where the teams combined to miss 13 of their 16 field goal attempts.

With the game tied at 116, Lee — who had both of New York's baskets in overtime — drove left and scored over JaVale McGee.

Lee, who had 25 points and 16 rebounds, hit a jumper with 3:12 remaining to give New York a 114-112 lead. McGee missed the second of two free throws with 13 seconds to play, and the Knicks' lead was 114-113.

Al Harrington, who had 26 of his 37 points after halftime, hit two free throws with 12 seconds left to make it 116-113. Nick Young's 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds remaining in overtime — Washington's only basket in the extra five minutes — made it 116 all.

Washington missed seven of its eight field goal attempts in overtime.

The game was tied at 112 entering overtime after McGee blocked Wilson Chandler's layup attempt with 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation.

New York is 2-5 in overtime and Washington has lost all four of its overtime games.

Harrington has played fewer minutes in the four games since the arrival of Tracy McGrady, but he had his biggest game since the trade. McGrady had 23 points, but left with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter and did not return.

Washington, now 3-3 since the trades of Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison, was led by Andray Blatche, who had 26 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and nearly had a dubious triple double. He committed eight turnovers.

Blatche has averaged 25 points since the trade. Randy Foye had 22 points and a season-high 10 assists. McGee, who didn't start because he was late for shootaround, had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

James Singleton
started instead of Blatche and suffered a sprained left ankle making a layup early in the second quarter. He did not return. Singleton is the 15th different player to start for the Wizards. … Washington signed G Shaun Livingston to a 10-day contract. Livingston, who was the fourth pick in the 2004 NBA draft played three minutes and didn't score. . … The Wizards would like to buy out the contract of G Mike James. James sought a trade, and when he wasn't dealt, he left the team. James has indicated he would like to play for a playoff contender. … New York G Chris Duhon, who played the first 54 games hasn't played the last three. … Washington blocked a season-high 13 shots. … Three Wizards fouled out.

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