When: Wednesday January 15 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: United Center in Chicago Illinois
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: Rui Hachimura (Groin, Out); Moritz Wagner (Ankle, Out); Garrison Matthews (Ankle, Out); John Wall (Achilles, Out)
Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr. (Ankle, Out); Otto Porter Jr. (Foot, Out); Max Strus (Knee, Out)
Washington could’ve taken the first game against the Chicago Bulls but instead allowed the Bulls to force overtime after the Wizards were up by 18. Bulls went on a 21-3 run late in the fourth quarter thanks to Zach LaVine.
Read that again. A 21-3 run.
Washington’s recent loss was also caused by a shooting slump when they lost to the Utah Jazz after having a decent lead. Is it safe to say the Wizards have issues with consistencies? Yes and no.
As we’ve seen this season, Washington can beat teams above .500 but suffer against teams below .500. We still aren’t sure which team you’ll get especially now that some players have returned off the injury list such as Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans, and our leading scorer Bradley Beal.
One of the biggest coaching problems though is making sure “hot” players remain on the floor to push a run themselves. Rest is understandable, but if some players are getting the ball in the basket consistently let them keep going. But that’s all up to Head Coach Scoot Brooks.