WASHINGTON -- After yet another loss for his New York Knicks in whats been a trying -- not to mention 3-9 -- start to the season, Carmelo Anthony did not attempt to pretend everything is wonderful right now. "Its a very tough time," Anthony said. "This is a time where you could easily put your head down and mope around, but I cant do that." Taking their poor home-court play on the road, the Knicks allowed Washingtons John Wall to score 31 points and dropped into a last-place tie in the Atlantic Division by getting beaten 98-89 at the Wizards on Saturday night. "We didnt put a full 48 minutes together tonight," said Anthony, who led the Knicks with 23 points and 12 rebounds. "We played three-fourths of the game -- and that one quarter, they took advantage." Washington trailed 52-49 at halftime, but outscored New York 27-17 in the third quarter and never trailed again. Wall registered at least 30 points in consecutive games for the first time in his NBA career, after scoring 37 in a loss to Toronto on Friday. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft also had seven assists and a soaring block on Iman Shumperts layup attempt in the closing seconds. "John backed up last nights game with another really good game for him. Playing the right way, taking really good shots," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "When he plays and takes what (a) defence gives him -- (that) is the prime thing that he needs to do." Knicks coach Mike Woodson described his teams performance as "flat" and declared: "The only bright spot about tonight was Amare Stoudemire." Thats not a great sign when the best thing you can point to is that one of your many players who is either injured or returning from injury managed to play 21 1/2 minutes and contribute 12 points. Stoudemire surpassed his previous season best in points -- six -- by early in the second quarter, and he even delivered a forceful fast-break dunk. "We cant keep losing these games," said Stoudemire, whose club has the same record as the Brooklyn Nets. Marcin Gortat added 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Wizards, who have won three of four games to improve to 5-8. Martell Webster scored 19, and Bradley Beal 18, making up for a paltry six points from Washingtons reserves. J.R. Smith scored 15 for the Knicks, who shot only 44 per cent on field-goal tries and were awful at the foul line, finishing 6 for 15. Smith himself was 0 for 4. Knicks centre Tyson Chandler remains out with a broken leg, and they were without point guard Raymond Felton for a third consecutive game because of a sore back. Woodson went without a true point guard for stretches of the fourth quarter. Wall definitely noticed. "We know its a different team without Raymond," Wall said, "because Raymond does a great job of penetrating and getting shots for those guys." While theyd been decent on the road so far -- 2-2 entering Saturday, compared to 1-6 at home -- this was not the Knicks finest hour. In addition to missing Feltons direction and Chandlers pick-and-roll possibilities on offence, the defence had no one fast enough to slow down Wall at all. Wall started 7 for 7 on field-goal attempts and scored more than half of Washingtons points -- 17 of 33 -- over the games first 14 1/2 minutes. Later, his floater in the lane made it 76-69 entering the fourth. Apparently, Woodson figures it already is time for some 1-on-1 meetings with players to make sure the season is not slipping away. That included a chat with Anthony after practice Friday. "I just wanted to see where his head was," Woodson said, "and making sure that everybody stays the course. Not just Melo. 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Ondrej Palat and Martin St. Louis scored third-period goals to help the Lightning rally for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. After St. Louis pulled the Lightning even at 14:09, Palat made it 3-2 from the low slot 1:46 later. Tyler Johnson had the other Tampa Bay goal as the Lightning (7-3) completed a seven-game homestand with a 5-2 record. "Its awesome," Palat said. Among the wins during Tampa Bays season-long home stretch was a victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. "Are we a good team? I dont know," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Id say were a resilient team. Right now, were finding ways to win the close ones. And regardless of who theyre playing, theyre not getting rattled. Its just not happening to this team." The Lightning overcame a strong performance by Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller, who stopped 36 shots. "Its all about finding ways and we did that tonight," St. Louis said. Brian Flynn and Thomas Vanek scored for Buffalo (2-10-1), which was coming off a 3-1 win at Florida on Friday night in which the Sabres were outshot 45-21. "Its disappointing," Vanek said. "We battled hard and walked away with nothing. It doesnt take many mistakes with those guys to bury one." Buffalo took a 2-1 lead when Vanek scored from the low left circle after taking a nifty pass from Marcus Foligno 12:46 into the third. Vanek has 24 goals and 39 points in 33 gamees against Tampa Bay.dddddddddddd. Flynn tied it at 1-all with 7:02 left in the second when he scored off a pass through the crease by Cody McCormick. Johnson put the Lightning up 1-0 on a rebound power-play goal at 12:48 of the first. The goal came after Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers failed to swat away the puck after Miller made a save on Valtteri Filppulas shot. Buffalo has been outscored 16-1 during the first period this season. Tampa Bays Ben Bishop stopped a backhand by Steve Ott during a breakaway midway through the first. He finished with 20 saves. Miller made several nice saves early in the second when Tampa Bay had two power plays. The goalie made a post-to-post save on St. Louis right circle shot. "You use your penalty killers, but then your offensive guys struggle to get into it and cant get in the rhythm, so it makes it really hard for them to produce some offence," Flynn said. "We need to be more disciplined to win hockey games like this." Tampa Bay went 1 for 6 on the power play. The Sabres failed to score on three opportunities. NOTES: Lightning C Steven Stamkos had an assist, giving him six assists and 13 points over his past seven games. ... Buffalo LW Ville Leino, activated before the game from injured reserve, had an assist. He missed 11 games due to a rib injury. ... St. Louis has six goals and 13 points over his past nine games. ... The Sabres placed D Mike Weber on IR with an upper-body injury. ... Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman, who took a shot off his right foot in Thursdays win over Chicago, played. ' ' '