Dec 16, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) fouls Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (3) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Wizards at Knicks: Bradley Beal hits the game winner in his return


Playing in his first game since November 23 because of a leg injury, Bradley Beal hit a driving layup with six seconds left to give the Washington Wizards a 102-101 victory over the New York Knicks Monday night.

On the prior possession, Beal tied the game at 100 with a three-pointer.

Beal was supposed to have restrictions on his minutes, but that did not appear to be the case. He scored 21 points on nine-of-16 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in 30 minutes.

Martell Webster came off of the bench to score a team-high 30 points on a very efficient nine-of-13 shooting. He also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists. John Wall added 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 32 points and J.R. Smith had 18 points, six assists and four rebounds. Rookie Tim Hardaway, Jr. was a bright spot, scoring 14 points on five-of-six shooting.

The Knicks trailed by seven with 5:20 to play, but an 11-2 run gave them a four-point lead before Beal took over, scoring the Wizards’ final eight points.

Anthony had a chance to win it, but his three-pointer at the buzzer was no good.

The Wizards are now 10-13 while the Knicks are 7-17.

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