Carmelo Anthony


The departure of Trevor Ariza, the Wizards' best one-on-one defender, left a sizable hole in a defense that had been top 10 in scoring the last two seasons.


Kobe Bryant has indicated he can't


NEW YORK -- Despite a disappointing opening to the season, the Wizards (3-1) are now on a three-game winning streak after Tuesday's 98-83 win vs. the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.


NEW YORK -- The Wizards had the right mind-set in dealing with the Triangle offense, also know as the triple post, run by the Knicks. They didn't sit back and wait for it to develop.


NEW YORK -- The Wizards' bench made an appearance for the first time in four games, and starters Garrett Temple and Paul Pierce did the rest as they won their third game in a row -- and third in a