After giving up an 11-point lead at the half, the Wizards lost 116-127 to the Utah Jazz. The Wizards, who have been playing well despite injuries, are going to have to take some time to adjust to playing with each other as players work their ways back into the rotation.
Thomas Bryant and Bradley Beal returned in Sunday’s matchup. This game was Davis Bertans’ second game since returning from a quad injury.
Bryant had been out since Dec. 1 because of a stress reaction in his right foot. The center put up 8 points and grabbed 3 rebounds during his 15 minutes on the floor. After the game, Bryant talked about how excited he felt after he learned he would be playing, how he felt on the floor, his injury, and playing against Utah’s Rudy Gobert.
Davis Bertans scored 18 points, making 4-of-7 three-pointers. In his post game availability, he shared his thoughts on what makes the Jazz so difficult to play against, how the Wizards are going to have to adjust with everyone returning from injuries, and what the team needs to tweak going into the next game.
The Wizards play next on Jan. 5 against the Chicago Bulls.