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Knicks, Wizards collide in D.C.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Knicks will try to halt a four-game losing streak Saturday night when they visit the nation's capital to meet the Washington Wizards.

The Knicks haven't won since Nov. 13 at Atlanta and are 2-2 away from Madison Square Garden. During this four-game slide, the Knicks have scored over 100 points just once and allowed over 100 in three.

New York's most recent setback was perhaps its most heart-breaking.

Up three with five seconds to play, Iman Shumpert of the Knicks fouled Indiana Pacers' Paul George on a 3-point attempt. George sank all three free throws to send the game to overtime and the Pacers survived, 103-96.

"Iman being a young player, it was just a foul that we didn't need at that particular time," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said.

Carmelo Anthony thought he was fouled in the final moments of regulation, but the whistles went silent.

"It's a tough way to let it slip out of your hands," said Anthony, who led the way for the Knicks with 30 points and 18 rebounds. "I thought we had it won. They didn't call it, so I'm done speaking on the officials."

J.R. Smith scored 21 points off the bench and Beno Udrih, who started in place of injured Raymond Felton, added 19. Andrea Bargnani chipped in 10. Felton is listed as questionable.

Washington will start a quick homestand Saturday versus New York and the Los Angeles Lakers, and had a two-game winning streak stopped with Friday's 96-88 setback at Toronto.

After the Wizards posted a 32-15 advantage in the third quarter, the Raptors turned the tables with a 30-18 margin in the final stanza. John Wall poured in 37 points on 15-of-21 shooting to lead the Wizards, while Bradley Beal ended with 17 points and Nene chipped in 10 and 10 rebounds.

"I was able to knock down shots, but it doesn't mean anything if you don't come away with a win," Wall said.

The Wizards have lost five of their last seven contests and are 2-2 in D.C. Forward Al Harrington missed Friday's game with a sore knee and is questionable Saturday. He hasn't played since Nov. 12 at Dallas.

Washington lost three of four meetings with New York a season ago and has dropped 12 of 13 and 16 of the last 19 matchups with the Knicks. The Knicks are 5-1 in their last six trips to the Verizon Center.

11/23 10:39:48 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
 
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
14th
PIT 2
MIL 3
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
12th
TAM 1
NYY 5
 
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
9th
CHC 2
CIN 8
 
9th
TEX 2
CWS 9
 
6th
OAK 2
HOU 1
 
6th
LOS 4
ARI 0
 
5th
COL 4
PHI 3
 
6th
SDP 2
SFG 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3