The Wizards set the tone with a 10-2 run to start the game and led from wire to wire. Washington’s trio dominated, scoring 61 points on 43 shots, but they also got a nice boost from starting point guard Chris Chiozza, who put together his best game so far in Las Vegas with 11 assists and 3 steals in under 30 minutes of action.
With the win, the Wizards finish the opening round of Summer League with a 1-2 record. They will learn of their next opponent once the opening round wraps up on Tuesday evening.
- The game started very slow, but the pace picked up considerably in the second half as the 76ers tried to get back into the game. It was encouraging to see the Wizards were able to adapt to the adjustments and didn’t get overwhelmed by Philadelphia’s athletic squad, especially Brown, who took a lot of knocks during the pre-draft process for a perceived lack of athleticism.
- Troy Brown Jr. finally found the rhythm with his jumper. He was only 9-of-22 from the field, but he hit his first three in Summer League and his shooting mechanics looked better on the whole. It’s only one game, but you can start to see what things will look like if he can get that shot up to a respectable level.
- Thomas Bryant his a pair of threes, but did his most impressive work in the paint. He had 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks and did a solid job defensively, all things considered. If he can show more of that, Scott Brooks will feel a lot more comfortable playing him meaningful minutes in the regular season.
- Devin Robinson: RANGE FOR DAYS.
- Fresh off a back-to-back in Los Angeles and Seattle, Mystics’ guard Kristi Toliver joined the Wizards’ coaching staff for Monday’s game. This will probably be her only appearance in Vegas, since the Mystics will be back in action on Wednesday morning, but it will be interesting to see if this develops into something more when she decides to hang up her playing shoes.