When: Sunday, January 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: Markieff Morris (Out, Neck), John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)
Raptors: Jonas Valanciunas (Out, Thumb)
What to Watch for
Will Satoransky build off of his first career triple-double?
Satoransky has stepped up in his role and there’s no denying that he is confident in his game, whether he scores 8 points or 15 points. On Friday night, the guard scored an impressive 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. But let’s not forget his 10 assists. After the game, his team celebrated his first career triple-double with a celebration.
No one is expecting him to have a triple-double every game going forward but it’s now known that he is capable of an incredible all-around performance.
Can the Wizards continue shooting well from the 3-point line?
In their 113-106 win against the Bucks, the Wizards shot 18-of-33 (54.5%) from the three-point line. Trevor Ariza led with three pointers made, going 6-of-12.
“I told you in the second half it was going to happen”, Scott Brooks said after the game. “It’s been two games in a row. I’m not going to talk too much about it other than we’ve been passing the ball well, we’ve been spacing it well. When we have Otto [Porter] on the court now, we have an extra shooter with Trevor [Ariza].”
When the Wizards shoot the three-ball well it becomes a different game and more likely than not is in their favor.
The Wizards started their last game off well and outscored the Bucks 40-26 in the first quarter. Their start set the tone for the rest of the game. Starting off well matters. The Wizards need to be ready from tip-off. Oh, and gotta love when Bradley Beal brings the energy level up a few extra notches with a slam.