New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams (23) dunks over Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) in the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Washington. The Knicks won 115-104. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Alex Brandon
October 09, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Carmelo Anthony continued his return from a knee operation with his second straight strong performance, scoring 21 points in 25 minutes as the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 on Friday night.

Anthony, who underwent left knee surgery in February, shot 10 of 15, including 4 of 5 in the second half. He made a pretty turnaround fade away from 18 feet with 1.9 seconds remaining in the first half.

In his first game since surgery, Anthony shot 8 of 10 for 17 points against Paschoalotto Bauru of Brazil.

Washington's Bradley Beal provided the most memorable shot of the evening with a driving dunk midway in the third quarter. Beal leaped, and the ball hit the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis in his shoulder on the way down.

Porzingis, a 7-foot-3 Latvian taken fourth overall in the draft, had nine points and 10 rebounds.

New York's Derrick Williams had 23 points - 13 in the fourth quarter.

Marcin Gortat led the Wizards with 15.

OUBRE IN: Kelly Oubre Jr., Washington's first pick in the draft, played for the first time and did not score in 24 minutes. He missed all seven shots he attempted.

THEY'RE OUT: Knicks C/F Kevin Seraphin was out with a sore right knee. Coach Derek Fisher said he hoped Seraphin would be ready to play Monday night. G Arron Afflalo was out with a sore left hamstring.

The Wizards were missing G Garrett Temple (left hamstring), C/F DeJuan Blair (left knee), F Drew Gooden (glute), G/F Alan Anderson (left ankle), F Jared Dudley (back) and G/F Martell Webster (right hip).

SLOWDOWN?: Washington played at a much slower pace than they did in putting up 129 points against Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

UP NEXT: New York hosts Philadelphia on Monday. Washington hosts Paschoalotto Bauru on Sunday night.

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