WASHINGTON — Kristaps Porzingis rested and rookie level guard Frank Ntilikina sat out with a bruised knee, however Knicks middle Enes Kanter confirmed what he can do on the offensive finish in making his first preseason begin.
Kanter piled up 14 factors in 14:38 of the primary half and completed with a workforce-main sixteen, however the Knicks dropped their second preseason recreation, 104-one hundred, to the Wizards on the Capital One Area on Friday.
Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 factors and Courtney Lee, beginning at small ahead, scored 12. The Knicks at the moment are zero-2 within the preseason, however their protection tightened within the second half, once they allowed simply forty one factors after a sixty three-sixty two half.
John Wall scored 19 factors for the Wizards. To start the sport, with Porzingis out, Kanter turned the No. 1 choice and went to work inside.
The Knicks began a entrance courtroom of Kanter-Michael Beasley-Lee. Middle Joakim Noah, who rested within the preseason opener, began the second half after not enjoying within the first two quarters. He solidified the protection together with his positioning and power because the Knicks obtained up 10 factors within the third interval. Noah made his lone basket. Of their preseason opener, the Knicks gave up one hundred fifteen factors to the Nets.