The Washington Wizards rolled to an easy win against the Portland Trailblazers on Monday afternoon, winning 120-101. The Wizards jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first two minutes and never looked back, leading from wire to wire in one of their best victories of the season.
The game featured quite a few interesting plays and notable numbers and storylines, so lets take a look at what went down:
75 (!!) First half points
Total domination. The Wizards scored their most points in the first half this season, thanks in large part to 21 from Bradley Beal and 14 from John Wall. The Wizards bench also put up 24 points in the first half and Tomas Satoransky was perfect from the field with eight points (He ended the game with 10). In all, Washington shot 54.5 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from three.
Wall and Beal vs Lillard and McCollum
It is everyones favorite speaking topic around this time of the year, who has the best backcourt in the NBA. Is it Steph and Klay? Is it Dame and and C.J.? Is it Wall and Beal? If you are going off this game, the obvious answer is the House of Guards. Here’s a few highlights from their big game:
Beal finished with 25 points and 5 assists and Wall racked up 24 points and 7 assists. Dame had 22 points and seven rebounds and C.J. finished with 12 points and two steals.
Otto 3 for 4 from 3.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 16, 2017
If Wizards don't blow this 28-point lead, they'll improve to 10-2 when Otto hits at least 3 3's. @lockedonwizards
If his season so far is not the definition of playing for a big contract I do not know what is. Porter had 13 points on 3-5 from three, taking full advantage of the opportunities he got from Wall and Beal.
The Wizards will face the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday in D.C. seeking their 13th straight win at home. The game will tip off at 7:00 ET.
Also, Monday is the last day to vote John Wall to the All Star game. Here is one reason why you should help him get to New Orleans.