I’m running out of Wizardry puns…
The Wizards pulled off another win without John Wall. Markieff Morris was also out, with flu like symptoms, meaning Kelly Oubre jr. started in his place.
This win came against the Chicago Bulls who were without Kris Dunn who is still in concussion protocol, and Zach LaVine who isn’t cleared to play back to backs.
Washington Wizards: Satoransky 25pts, Satoransky 6a, Beal 6a, Porter 8r, Gortat 8r.
Chicago Bulls: Holiday 15pts, Grant 8a, Markkanen 10r, Valentine 10r.
Robin and Brook Lopez are 2 of my favourite NBA players, I’ve been watching them since they were drafted. This game was going to be like Christmas to me as Robin Lopez plays for the Chicago Bulls this season. Unfortunately I forgot what Christmas is normally like. Everything starts off fine, someone trolls, someone wreaks havoc, bickering ensues, sometimes there is blood. This game WAS Christmas!
Gortat’s first shot was blocked by Lopez. The Wizards took the early lead regardless. The Wizards had a 7-0 run, Otto Porter looked good, Tomas Satoransky was in control. David Nwaba showed us his Eurostep. The first quarter was pretty much all Wizards. Wizards outscored the Bulls 30-22.
Jodie Meeks was shooting well in the 2nd. Then Tim Frazier took Bobby Portis’ knee to the face, leaves the court bleeding. We learned later that he sustained a nasal fracture requiring surgery. Lauri Markkanen comes in and starts wreaking havoc. The Bulls go on an 11-4 run. Bradley Beal didn’t score for 11 minutes. Christmas.
We recover from the Bulls brief lead in the 2nd to close the half at 56-46.
The 3rd was all about the troll. The Wizards closed the 3rd 82-70. It looks like Lopez put up 10 of his 12 points in the 3rd. I didn’t see them or most of the 4th as I got into it with a troll online who stans for the Heat and thinks Derrick Rose is too good to play for the Wizards. With all due respect to Rose, he’s currently unsigned. We’ll discuss the Wizards’ guard situation after we see how tonight’s game against the N.Y. Knicks goes.
Tomas Satoransky had a collision with Bobby Portis in the 4th and hit the ground so hard he started to bleed from the head. 2 guards down, we won the game 101-90. The guard controversy continues. Just like Christmas, I was relieved when it was finally over.
Next Up: N.Y. Knicks 7:30p.m. EST.