Emmanuel Mudiay had 34 points and 8 assists as the short-handed Knicks erased a 21-point deficit and beat the Charlotte Hornets, 126-124, in overtime Friday night.
Mudiay scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a fadeaway jumper with 27.2 seconds left that tied the game at 113-113. Charlotte’s Kemba Walker missed a 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left, and the game went to overtime.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Luke Kornet each hit deep 3-pointers to open overtime, and Mudiay had three jumpers that widened the gap. Charlotte missed eight of 12 shots down the stretch.
Walker finished with 16 points and 10 assists. The Hornets were hoping to win their fourth straight game.
Charlotte got 21 points each from Nicolas Batum and Cody Zeller, and Marvin Williams added 20.
The Knicks ended a five-game skid. Kevin Knox had 20 points, Noah Vonleh had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Enes Kanter had 15 points.
The Hornets and the Knicks exchanged the lead seven times in the fourth period alone.
The Knicks took a 109-108 lead with 1 minute 41 seconds left in the fourth on a 3-pointer by Kornet, but Batum matched it with a deep 3-pointer of his own, and Jeremy Lamb made a layup to give Charlotte a 113-109 lead.
The Knicks, who listed just 10 active players at the start of the game, started chipping away midway through the fourth and took their first lead at the 4:18 mark when Hardaway hit a 17-foot jumper, making it 104-103. Zeller scored on a 3-point play, and Williams brought down a key rebound and scored on the other end, making it 108-105 with 2:45 left.
NETS 125, WIZARDS 118 Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points in his first game since signing a three-year contract extension as the Nets beat the Washington Wizards for their season-best fourth straight victory.
Joe Harris added 19 points for the Nets, who put up a season-high 70 points in the first half, although their 16-point lead was trimmed to 4 in the fourth quarter.
Dinwiddie halted Washington’s run with a basket and some free throws, and Harris added some clutch baskets down the stretch as the Nets held on and sent the Wizards to their fourth straight loss.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the Nets, who shot 52 percent from the field.
Bradley Beal had 31 points and 9 assists for the Wizards, while John Wall had 17 points and 13 assists.
Dinwiddie finished right at the 27 points he averaged in the first three games of the win streak. He had a career-high 39 off the bench Wednesday in Philadelphia and, the next day, agreed in principle to an extension worth about $34 million.
His layup with 42 seconds left was the last basket of the third quarter and gave the Nets their largest lead of the game at 101-85. The Wizards cut it to 4 a few times, the last when Beal’s basket with four and a half minutes left made it 113-109, but the Nets scored 9 straight, pushing the lead back to 13.
Washington held the Nets to a season-low 88 points in a Dec. 1 home victory but could not slow them down this time.
The Nets jumped to a 7-0 lead, but Washington shot 59 percent in the first quarter, regrouping and taking a 31-27 lead. The Nets scored 43 points in the second, used a 10-2 run to open a 12-point lead and led 70-59 at halftime. They were 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the period.
The Nets held a moment of silence before the game for Tim Bassett, who died Sunday at 67. Bassett played from the Nets from 1975-1979, winning an American Basketball Association championship in 1976 and serving as the team’s captain when it moved to the N.B.A. and New Jersey.
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