The game remained close and competitive from start to finish. The Wizards took advantage of the moments when Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were not in the game to cut the deficit they were facing, but could never make a strong enough push to take and hold a lead (largest lead the Wizards held was 4).
Davis Bertans did his thing, per usual, finishing with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists shooting 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. It seems as though Bertans refuses to miss a bucket where he is given the slightest of space. His efficiency off of the catch-and-shoot three is phenomenal.
Troy Brown Jr had himself a game, finishing with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists shooting 9 for 12 from the field (2 for 4 from three). With performances like these, it makes you wonder how much longer that Scott Brooks can keep Brown as a rotational bench player rather than inserting him into the starting lineup.
Bradley Beal struggled to contribute efficiently throughout the game, shooting at a below par 2-of-10 from the field with 2 assists and 2 turnovers at the half. He was able to (somewhat) turn his contributions around in the second half, finishing the game with 20 points, but at a 29 percent clip. An efficient 30+ point Bradley Beal performance that we have seen quite often this season may have been enough to help turn the tides in this game, but it is what it is.
The Wizards will travel to Charlotte on Tuesday to square off against the Hornets at 7 p.m. The Wizards beat the Hornets 125-118 when they hosted the game back in November. Let’s hope for another win to take commanding control of the four-game series this season.