NBA/WIZARDS: The Washington Wizards withstood a 44-point effort from Kemba Walker and a fourth-quarter rally from the Knicks, beating New York 124-117 on Thursday night. The Knicks had pulled within two points with 2:40 left in the game, but Kyle Kuzma had consecutive 3-pointers to give Washington an insurmountable lead. Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points and 12 assists to lead the Wizards, who were without Bradley Beal after he was placed on the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols list before the game. They’ll host the Philadelphia 76’ers on Sunday.
NHL/CAPITALS: The Caps will be back in action after the Holiday Break. They’ll be at home Monday with the Ottawa Senators.