NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) --
Bradley Beal returned from an injury absence to score 21 points Monday, including a late, go-ahead basket that lifted Washington over New York 102-101.
Beal, who had missed nine games with a leg injury, heated up down the stretch, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter.
The Wizards were trailing 101-100 with 5.9 seconds left when the Washington shooting guard drove past Beno Udrih for the key layup.
Carmelo Anthony had a final shot for the Knicks but his 3-point try at the buzzer bounced off the backboard.
Martell Webster canned six 3-pointers en route to 30 points and John Wall added 20, eight assists and six rebounds as the Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak.
Anthony poured in 32 points for New York, which finished 1-1 on a two-game homestand.
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