WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are currently bad at basketball. New York Knicks forward Krystaps Porzingis is soaring.Porzingis scored a career-high 35 points in New Yorks 105-102 win over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night just as Washington suffered a brutal 109-102 loss at the one-win Philadelphia 76ers. The two sides meet Thursday night on the Wizards homecourt.Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and Derrick Rose scored 16 for the Knicks (5-6), who have won two straight. Joakim Noah, who was benched for the second half of Mondays win, grabbed 15 rebounds and had seven points. New York outrebounded Detroit 52-40. Having a 7-foot-3 standout like Porzingis helps with boards and buckets.The second-year big man made 13 of 22 shots from the field, three 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds over 40 minutes.He is dangerous, Rose said. For a second-year player that doesnt really know the game like that, for him to come out and play the way he plays is incredible. And for him to be 7-foot-3 and move the way that he moves is kind of crazy. A unique, unique player.Porzingis had 25 points in the first half.Shots were falling, Porzingis said. I was playing my game. My teammates were finding me. I was in good position and my shot felt good.The Wizards (2-9) played without guard Bradley Beal throughout and without much passion in the first half. Philadelphia led 29-15 after the first quarter and largely maintained a comfortable margin and until the final minutes. Trailing 103-100 with 1:10 remaining, hope faded as 76ers big man Richaun Holmes drained a backbreaking 3-pointer.They outplayed us in that first half, coach Scott Brooks said after the Wizards fell to 0-5 on the road. There was about a 12-minute period where we showed no resistance and its unacceptable. We battled back but when youre down a big number and playing catch-up, it takes a lot out of you.John Wall had 23 of his 27 points in the second half. Markieff Morris scored 19 points.You have an opportunity to play the game that you love for a living. So, playing hard should be the easiest thing that you do, Wall said. Competing, making shots, that can all come later on. Making shots, that can come later on. Sometimes youre going to make shots, sometimes youre going to miss shots. But when youre not making shots, you have to be able to defend and play hard. Most of the game, they outplayed us, until the end of second. In the third and fourth we showed glimpses.The point guard played 24 minutes after sitting out Saturdays 106-95 loss at the Chicago Bulls. The three-time All-Star has not played both ends of a back-to-back set this season after undergoing two knee surgeries during the offseason. That is expected to change Thursday, but Washington limited Walls minutes in Philadelphia accordingly.Beal missed his three straight game with a hamstring injury suffered on Nov. 9. Undrafted rookie Sheldon McClellan scored six points in his second career start.Washington won the series 2-1 last season, including a victory in the lone game at Madison Square Garden. Wall had 28 points and 17 assists in a 111-108 win on Feb. 9. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Brian-Urlacher-Jersey/ . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Prince-Amukamara-Jersey/ . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Hoodie/ . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Dan-Hampton-Jersey/ . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Leonard-Floyd-Jersey/ .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. TORONTO -- James Reimer appeared in 207 regular-season games for the Toronto Maple Leafs.He is a former Maple Leaf now.When the Florida Panthers goaltender dons his pads at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night, he will be playing against the Maple Leafs for the first time.It will be fun to start here and hopefully steal two points, Reimer said on Wednesday.The Panthers are making their second visit of the season to the ACC. They lost 3-2 there on Oct. 27 with No. 1 goalie Roberto Luongo making the start.The visit to the ACC brings back memories for Reimer who was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 27 and signed a five-year deal with the Panthers in the offseason,Youre sitting there remembering the times that this or that happened, this game or that game, Reimer said. Hopefully this time we can get a win.Frederik Andersen is expected to start in goal for Toronto on Thursday.Both team won on Tuesday.The Panthers (8-7-1) defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime, giving Montreal goaltender Carey Price his first loss of the season and ending the Habs 10-game home winning streak. The Panthers have won two in a row since the first two games of the season.The Maple Leafs (7-6-3) defeated the Nashville Predators 6-2 with James van Riemsdyk scoring three goals and adding an assist with linemate Tyler Bozak earning four assists.The Maple Leafs are 6-2 at home.We want to make this a tough place to come, van Riemsdyk said. You earn that reputation by how you play at home every night. You just want to find some consistency, whether its (with the lineup) or whatever the case may be. I think were doing a good job of paying attention to detail.dddddddddddd. We have some skill and with that combination, it can lead to good things. When you get on a roll, the crowd gets more into it.Aaron Ekblad scored the overtime winner for the Panthers on Tuesday, breaking his own stick on the shot. The slow-rolling puck was then deflected into the goal by a Montreal player.Youll take those when you can get them, the 20-year-old said. Theres plenty of times when it should go in and wont, and Ive been feeling that so far this season for sure. Maybe a few of us or the team havent gotten those bounces but now that we did, we feel confident that we can take that with us.Panthers coach Gerard Gallant hopes the goal could be the start of a good stretch for Ekblad.Hes had a tough go so far, Gallant said. Aarons a guy that gets a lot of points. Hes got three goals so far, he wants to get more points and get more on the board. Sometimes a goal like that will turn things around.Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock continues to adjust his defense, which has been prone to breakdowns in the defensive end of the rink.Babcock said that Connor Carrick, who did not play in the previous two games, will return to the lineup against the Panthers with Martin Marincin being left out. Babcock said there was no message to Carrick by sitting him out.I dont like guys to try and read my mind, I tell them exactly what Im thinking, Babcock said. 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