The Washington Wizards were down five points to the New York Knicks Friday night with 52 seconds remaining when John Wall stole the ball from Amar’e Stoudemire. Wall quickly raced down the court in his customary Mach-1 speed and raised up for the finish. The play unfolds in the following pictures:
STAT, the esteemed veteran, swatted the high-flying rookie.
Amar’e took about five seconds to pose for the crowd after the block, to the raucous approval of the many Knicks fans in attendance.
Spike Lee stands up to cheer Amar’e after the block.
When the game ended, Stoudemire did a ‘Hulk Flex’ celebration.
After the Wizards’ 101-95 defeat to New York, I asked Amar’e about the game sealing play and questioned Raymond Felton about the defensive game plan the Knicks successfully employed against Wall. The video also includes Wall’s thoughts on the key block and Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni’s commentary on stopping Wall.