WASHINGTON -- Raymond Felton was quick, confident and aggressive Friday night against the Wizards, finishing with 23 points, six rebounds and four assists.
His teammates liked what they saw.
"Tonight was one of them games where, coming down the stretch, I didn’t have to try to do it myself. Raymond controlled the pace of the game, spaced the floor," Carmelo Anthony said after the Knicks' win over the Wizards. "He made plays for himself, for everybody else. The game was easy."
Felton made several big plays in the fourth quarter, including hitting a floater to give the Knicks a six-point lead with 32 seconds to play.
"Tonight he was more aggressive and he needs to stay like that to put heat on the opposing teams," Mike Woodson said.
DNP FOR K-MART: Kenyon Martin has played just five minutes in the first seven days of his 10-day contract. The 35-year-old vet did not play in Friday's win over the Wizards.
When asked about Martin's DNP, though, Woodson made it sound as if Martin was going to be in a Knicks uniform beyond 10 days.
"We'll figure that out as we go down the road. Kenyon's not going nowhere, he's here," the coach said.
SHUMPERT GETTING BACK 'OLD FORM': Iman Shumpert has been very aggressive on defense in the past three games. On Friday, he was disruptive all night, despite finishing with no steals. Shumpert says he has been more confident on defense in recent games.
"I'm definitely getting back into my old form," he said.
ANOTHER T FOR MELO: Anthony picked up his 11th technical Friday. Five more and he will be suspended for one game, per NBA rules. "I don’t even know what happened on that," Anthony said. ... The Knicks held the Wizards to 17.6 percent shooting in the fourth quarter, turning a four-point deficit into an eight-point win. "I thought that was the difference in the game," Woodson said.
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