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Obi Toppin scores career-high 35 points as Knicks rout Wizards


WASHINGTON — Obi Toppin, whose name was chanted most of the game in the nation’s capital, scored a career-high 35 points as the Knicks bounced back from a 10-0 holeshot to rout the Wizards, 114-92, at Capital One Arena Friday night.

The Knicks are 36-45 with one game left in their season, but the biggest news of the night may be a knee injury suffered by RJ Barrett.

Obi Toppin finished with a career-high 35 points.
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Obi Toppin scores career-high 35 points as Knicks rout Wizards
Obi Toppin scores on Wizards forward Corey Kispert.
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The team initially diagnosed the injury as a sprained knee suffered late in the first half, but Barrett may need an MRI scan to ensure there is no further damage .

Meanwhile, Toppin shot 14 for 22 from the field and 6 for 9 from 3-point range. He received a standing ovation and more “O-bi” chants as he left the game with 57 seconds left.

Obi Toppin scores career-high 35 points as Knicks rout Wizards
Immanuel Quickley added 23 points.
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Toppin finished with 18 points in the first half after finishing a four-point game with nine-tenths of a second remaining. He drained a 3-pointer from the left wing and was tripped for the foul. The former Dayton star has noticeably improved from a 3-point range in recent weeks – which had been a major weakness in his game.

His previous career high was 20 points – set twice last week. Toppin has started as a power forward since Julius Randle shut him down for the season last week.

Immanuel Quickley added 23 points in the rout. Toppin and Quickley are the Knicks’ two first-round picks in the 2020 draft.

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