The Washington Wizards are completing their post-trade-deadline home stand, this time facing the Charlote Hornets. The Wizards have to win these types of games if they are serious about “
playoff play-in contention”.
When: Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Capital One Arena, DC
How to watch: LeaguePass
Wizards: Bradley Beal, Daniel Gafford (Day-to-Day).
Hornets: Malik Monk (Day-To-Day).
Second night of a back-to-back but a relatively easy schedule strech - The Hornets are coming to town to cap off the Wizards’ homestand after a well-earned win Monday night against the Indiana Pacers.
The next game after this one is against the league-worst Detroit Pistons so overall this four-game stretch offers the Wizards a sort of break: two winnable games against teams hoovering around the .500 padded by two Pistons
shootarounds games. The schedule gets tougher later on, so if there are still any hopes for making the play-in tournament, well, now is the time to pile up those Ws. Besides, the Wizards have been surprisingly good in some second nights of back-to-backs in recent memory.
Denk Avdija is back to heavier minutes - It will be interesting to see how Avdija reacts in the next couple games to the Troy Brown Jr. trade as his minutes inevitably will start climbing back up.
Fire Scott Brooks - I mean, a buy-out will be tough at this point.
Flashback: Gordon Hayward beats John Wall and the Wizards
Back when Hayward was in Utah, a couple years ago, the Jazz came to DC on a cold February day and I got myself some tickets to watch the game with a friend. Hayward and Wall were in their prime, but it was the former that prevailed using his cold-blooded, efficient execution in the clutch. Enjoy: