The Washington Wizards are heading out west for a four-game road trip while the Capital One Arena is in concert mode. Post Malone is on tonight as we speak, the Lumineers are on tomorrow, and Aventura has two shows next week! But I digress.
First up, the Utah Jazz! They have lost four in a row coming into this one. Perhaps the Wizards can take advantage of this and snatch a win riding Bradley Beal’s red hot streak?
When: Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. ET
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards:John Wall (Out)
Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (Out).
Rebounds matter — It’s hard not to stress how important rebounds are when playing a team like the Jazz. They rely on second chances and offensive rebounds thanks to Gobert’s shrewdness. If Wagner, TB and Mahinmi can put a dent in that, that would be key.
Beal Deal, man — The Wizards finally got Beal mean, angry, and shooting better than any point in the season. If the Jazz can’t limit him to less than 25 or so, they might register their 5th consecutive loss...
Flashback: Back in January... the Bogadnovic show
The Wizards’ came short just last month, 127-116, mainly due to a very productive night from ex-Wizards, Bojan Bogdanovic. On the other side, Beal went 0-of-7 from deep.