The Wizards defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday, 104-98. It is Washington's fourth consecutive win, and they're getting on a roll since the All-Star Break.
The Wizards do have one of the easier schedules based on who they have left to play -- and they're relatively healthy again -- so it's not unexpected that they are winning at a higher pace. But despite their 30-30 record, they're still not quite in playoff territory. Fortunately, things are trending up.
Here's a recap roll from the night:
As L.W. mentioned in the recap, Bradley Beal was huge in the game where he dropped 26 points off the bench. I also strongly recommend that you read this take Jake wrote yesterday on some trends on Beal's development this season.
Two of the trends indicate that Beal is playing better without Wall and he isn't as reliant on him like in past years. This is good news actually because one important part of Beal's development will be whether he can score the basketball effectively without a "set-up" man on the floor.
I don't want to cop out, but....
Seriously, though, here's the song on YouTube
WhyKnotUs found this picture of former Wizards player Antawn Jamison (in a Lakers uniform) appearing to kiss Alan Anderson (then with the Raptors).
Okay, it's not true, but it looks kinda symbolic because you have one Wizards legend who is blessing another player who happened to play a major role in the Wizards' recent stretch. Hindsight's 20/20 of course.
We're not quite at St. Patrick's Day yet, but I'll share an Irish pancake called the Boxty, which is a potato based pancake. Think of having hash browns and pancakes at the same time! Try this recipe here and this video recipe below:
Thursday food specials
The Wizards won this game and scored 100 points. So you get a #WIZ50 from Papa John's with an online order! They didn't lead after the first quarter, but you get a free Egg McMuffin as well with that McDonald's mobile app because the Capitals led 2-0 in the first period of their win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. They didn't score four goals, so Caps fans are thankful that the Wizards held up their end of the bargain.
Wednesday was also the return of former Caps forward Brooks Laich, who was recently traded to the Leafs. They played a nice welcome back video for him, in part because he was Washington's longest-tenured player at the time of his trade.
Welcome back Brooks, but I'm glad the Wizards and Capitals both earned a piece of the pie when it comes to food specials. Talk about teamwork!
See you Friday. If we win, that's five straight victories AND we'd be above .500!!!!