Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Prediction & Match Preview – October 15th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Washington Wizards will face the New York Knicks in a tempting 2021-22 NBA preseason game at Madison Square Garden on Friday (October 15).
The Knicks are coming off a 108-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons, while the Wizards lost their final preseason game 108-113 to the Toronto Raptors.
Fixture – Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Friday, October 15th, 2021; 7:30 PM ET (Saturday, October 16th; 5:00 AM IST).
Venue – Madison Square Garden, New York.
Washington Wizards preview
Despite the loss to 2019 NBA champions Toronto Raptors, the Washington Wizards had several positives to take out of the game. LA Lakers import Kyle Kuzma scored a game of 24 points and seven rebounds, while Montrezl Harrell recorded 17 points in just 21 minutes of action.
The Wizards shot 39.5% from behind the 3-point arc, but head coach Wes Unseld Jr. will be upset about turnovers by his team (15). The base game has also suffered since Russell Westbrook left for the LA Lakers, and Unseld Jr. expects Bradley Beal to take more responsibility for playmaking next season.
New York Knicks preview
Julius Randle made his return to the New York Knicks starting lineup in style, dropping 29 points, 11 rebounds and five assists against the Detroit Pistons. Veteran Taj Gibson also turned the years back, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
The Knicks were one of the best 3-point shooting teams last season and that trend has continued. They made 39% of their attempts from the center against the Pistons.
The New York Knicks are expected to do well in the coming seasons after drafting heavily this summer, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
Wizards vs Knicks match prediction
The New York Knicks are one of the best defensive teams in the league right now, and now they can hold their own on offense. The addition of Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker has made them competent on both ends of the floor, and it’s hard to imagine the Washington Wizards surpassing them on Friday night.
The Knicks should be able to take care of business against the Wizards.
Where to watch Wizards vs Knicks
Live coverage will be available on NBC Sports Washington and the MSG Network. Fans can also watch the action online with a subscription to the NBA League Pass.