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Wizards fall to the Knicks in preseason Baltimore Basketball Classic
Wizards fall to the Knicks in preseason Baltimore Basketball Classic

The preseason matchup between the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks drew a sellout crowd of 12,376 to Baltimore Arena for the Baltimore Basketball Classic on Thursday, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Baltimore Bullets' inaugural season in 1963. Forward Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points to lead the Knicks to a 98-89 preseason win over the Wizards in his return to his hometown. Washington assistant coach Sam Cassell, who was the Baltimore Player of the Year as a senior at Dunbar in 1988, said he reached out to Anthony before the game. "I just said, 'Welcome home.' We had many battles, as players," Cassell said. "I think our ownership saw how...

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