Basketball ... and the Washington Bullets on Sunday (28 January) beat the New York Knicks?
GV Washington Bullets attacking in NBA match at Capital Center, Washington (6 shots)
GV New York Knicks attacking (3 shots)
GV Bullets attacking (3 shots)
CHARLES: "The Bullets' feat of beating New York yesterday was to capitalise on the Knicks' defensive weaknesses. Bobby Dandridge got the ball where he wanted it, and because he wasn't messing, the bullets pulled out to a big led. They started looking for Dandridge, and the veteran forward responded with ten first quarter points. New York was playing its fifth straight road-game, and it showed. Washington lost very little when they went to that deep bench of theirs. Mitch Kupohak provided the firepower in the second quarter when nobody matched up with his size and quickness. New York just wasn't playing defensive, and everything the Bullets tried was working. Elvin Hays on this stunning reverse slam. Kevin Grevey came over a hamstring injury, and secured twenty-two minutes. Bob mcAdoo alone dept it close for the Knicks. He dropped thirty-four points for a win, only thirty-nine minutes of play. But once New York went to a one-man show, a seven-point gap deficit ballooned to fifteen by the end of the third quarter. By then it was over, and the Bullets cleared the bench. Ballard with this superb drive. And then a fast break classic--Charles Johnson with a perfect pass to ....rookie Roger Phegley. Final: Bullets 122, the Knicks 105. Nick Charles, NBC News, Washington."
COMMENTATOR: NICK CHARLES
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Background: Basketball ... and the Washington Bullets on Sunday (28 January) beat the New York Knicks by one hundred and twenty-two points to one hundred and five. This win stretched Washington's lead in the Atlantic Division of the NBC's Eastern Conference to three and a half games. Nick Charles of NBC describes the match.