One argument is for players to improve their free throw shooting, but the strategy would still ruin a game’s flow and rhythm. That’s why the time has come to change the fouling rules.
Wall finished with 28 points and 17 assists, making four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds, as the Wizards spoiled the Knicks’ first game under coach Kurt Rambis with a 111-108 victory.
Smith-Rivera scored 24 points, moving into sixth place on Georgetown’s all-time scoring list, and the Hoyas crushed St. John’s 92-67 on Monday night.
The Wizards haven’t been as physical as coach Randy Wittman would like and have had a share of defensive lapses, and those habits have prevented them from any kind of consistent play in recent weeks.
Fisher was fired on Monday, with the Knicks having lost their last five games and fading from playoff positioning after losing nine of their last 10.
John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter each scored more than 20 points for the Wizards, who couldn’t hold on in the second half and lost to the Hornets, 108-104, on Saturday for their third defeat in four games.
The Warriors attended Obama’s annual thank-you at the White House on Thursday, a day after they defeated the Wizards to continue a torrid run in defense of their title.
Stone had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks, and No. 4 Maryland held off Nebraska 70-65 on Wednesday night.
Curry scored 36 of his 51 points in the first half to offset a monster offensive game from John Wall and the Golden State Warriors pulled away to beat the Washington Wizards 134-121 Wednesday night for their eighth straight victory.
Malcolm Brogdon scored 27 points and No. 9 Virginia stretched its winning streak to five games with a 61-47 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night, keeping the Eagles winless in ACC play.
The Warriors, who made their annual trip to face the Wizards on Wednesday, have a favorable remaining schedule and could surpass the Bulls’ record win total from the 1995-96 season.
Westbrook had his seventh triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 114-98 on Monday night.