The Wizards Tack on Fourth Win in a Row

Another great game from beyond the arc lifts the Wizards past the Grizzlies, 102-92, to tack on their fourth win in a row. The Wiz had to overcome a Ja Morant-less Grizzlies team without guard, Bradley Beal, as he was still dealing with Covid-19.

Kristaps Prozingis’ team-high 25 points came after Prozinigis was lights out from deep, going 6-10 from downtown. Along with Porzinigis’ success from deep, Kispert continued his dominance from deep range, 2-2 last night and 44% from beyond the arc this season.

Daniel Gafford and Rui Hachimura had quiet nights, combining for 8 points total. Kyle Kuzma was also dormant offensively but very active defensively hauling in a team-high 11 rebounds (10 of the defensive rebounds).

However, quiet nights from these guys meant that someone else had to step up. That guy was forward, Deni Avdija, who knocked down 8 of his 16 shots for 21 points. Those 21 were a season-high for Deni and they came at the right time.

Defensively the Wiz were solid, holding all but one (Santi Aldama) Grizzlies player to under 50% from the field, as well as holding Memphis to a low 32% from three as a team. Now the absence of Ja was a factor in low shooting percentages from around the court and the loss, but Washington has been missing Beal in all of their recent games.

Memphis center, Steven Adams, haunted the Wizards at the glass bringing down 10 rebounds, 6 of which were offensive ones. This was a huge reason why the Wizards were out-boarded last night. Despite this, Wizards guards, Corey Kispert and Monte Morris were very active defensively pickpocketing the Grizzlies twice each.

Washington (8-6) still sits 5th in the East. They continue their 6-game home stand against the Thunder on Wednesday at 7 pm EST.

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