NBA: Obi Topin went on to win the Knicks against the Wizards by 35 runs

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Obi Topin # 1 of the New York Knicks against the Washington Wizards in the first half on April 08, 2022 at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith / Getty Images / AFP

OB Topin scored a career-high 35 points on Friday night as visiting New York Knicks star forward RJ Barrett cruised to a 114-92 victory over the Washington Wizards.

The Knicks also overcame an initial double-digit deficit in the final game of the season for both teams.

Topin broke the previous 20 career highs by setting Saturday and Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic. Topin, who has not hit more than four 3-pointers in a game that entered Friday, was 6-of-9 from outside the arc against the Wizards.

Emmanuel Quickley added 23 points and 10 assists from the bench for the Knicks (36-45) while Evan Fournier had 17 points, including a 3-pointer ahead in the second quarter. Taj Gibson added 10 points.

Barrett had 14 points before Jericho Sims had a splash on his left knee during a dunk at 3:10 left. Barrett 1:43 tried to stay in the game before the rest.

Rui Hachimura scored 21 points (35-46) for the Wizards while Danny Avdizar had 11 points. Raul Neto added 14 points from the bench while associate reserve Thomas Bryant recorded 10 rebounds.

Hachimura scored five points as the Wizards started the game at 10-0, a span where the Knicks were -7 for 0 from the field. New York was twice within four points before Washington ended the quarter with a 31-23 lead.

The Wizards twice doubled their lead and mounted a decisive 26-10 run to finish the Knicks halfway through the first half at 12 points. Topin scored nine points in the burst, including an individual 7-0 run that ended the quarter and gave New York a 59-50 lead.

The Knicks started the third quarter with a 13-0 run and kept the game out of reach where Fournier and Topin made three 3-pointers in a row. New York led 26 in the third and no less than 15 in the fourth.

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