Wizards’ Martell Webster: ‘We knew Carmelo probably is not going to pass it’

February 6, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots the ball as Washington Wizards small forward Martell Webster (9) defends in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 106-96. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Washington Wizards’ guard Bradley hit a game-winning layup in the Wizards’ 102-101 victory over the New York Knicks. The Knicks had a chance to win the game and had a timeout remaining, but instead opted not to call the timeout and let the Wizards set up their defense.

Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony took the ball up the court and took a three-pointer that missed, giving the Wizards the victory.

Wizards swingman Martell Webster, who scored a team-high 30 points in the victory, said the Wizards knew Anthony wasn’t going to pass the ball.

“We knew Carmelo probably is not going to pass it,” Webster told J. Michael of CSN Washington. “The fact that we closed in on him, that’s big. Usually teams will play that 1-on-1. We don’t want to give him a clear look at the basket. Made him take a fallaway off one foot. We’ll live with that. Defensively, we were getting burned but we made the adjustment on the fly.”

The Knicks are now just 7-17.

Topics: Bradley Beal, Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards

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