Halftime Report: Knicks 52, Wizards 49

WASHINGTON -- Here are a few observations from the first half of the Knicks-Wizards game.

Wow, Wall: The Knicks have had trouble defending point guards all season long. So far, Saturday night's been no different.

Washington's John Wall hit his first six shots from the field and finished 7-for-9 in the first half for a game-high 19 points. Beno Udrih, just like most other point guards in the league, had a tough time staying in front of Wall. It will be interesting to see how the Knicks defend Wall in the second half.

That's Amar'e: Amar'e Stoudemire turned back the clock to December 2010 in the first half. He hit all five of his shots for a season-high 10 points and three rebounds. Stoudemire had two strong moves in the post and finished a thunderous fast-break dunk over Garrett Temple. Wow.

Melo fellow: Carmelo Anthony has scored an average of 32 points per game in his last three games against Washington. He has 13 in the first half on Saturday and has hit five of eight shots.

The Knicks have 16 assists on 22 makes and just four turnovers.

You can follow Ian Begley on Twitter.