Even though they’ve been in the recent past with 14 losses in 16 games (!), the Wizards are now one of the league’s most in-form teams.
Of course, if they are less than the Nets in the Eastern Conference (11 consecutive victories for Kevin Durant and his teammates), the magicians of the federal capital still remain on five consecutive victories, three of them on the road and four of them with differences. More than 15 points!
Washington, which is currently ranked 10th in the East, is not only replacing itself, but even crushing more of its opponents! Without Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday or Khris Middleton, like Milwaukee yesterday, the relative dominance of knowing that many opponents present themselves without several key elements …
“We can’t really think about all that” Kyle Kuzman hits his second career triple-double in The Athletic. “Our goal is to dominate everyone who comes our way. If some don’t play, so be it. You just have to force yourself. »
Each in turn…
Admittedly, the Wizards have also eaten their bread and butter, especially during a ten-game losing streak. Overall, Washington has missed at least 91 games due to injury or illness this season, not returning Bradley Beal (15 games) or recent arrivals Delon Wright (29 games) and Rui Hachimura (16 games). With the Wizards back in form.
“We were able to face some teams with missing players and beat them” Wes Unseld Jr. “But we also experienced it. We cannot choose who plays and who is ready. It’s more about what we can do: can we do our part? And for the most part, we did. »
Currently neck and neck in the East with five teams that have disappointed this season (Heat, Knicks, Hawks, Bulls and Raptors), could the Wizards weather the storm?
Either way, they use a more relaxed schedule while they wait for their turn to regain all their vitals. Maybe for a “rematch” with Milwaukee on Tuesday.
“We had the right mentality from the beginning. We told ourselves that we should take advantage of the absence of certain important guys and not miss this opportunity. We played our basketball from the beginning. We are currently at a good pace.” Kristaps Porzingis concludes. “I can’t wait for Brad (Beal) to come back and then we’ll be at full strength. »
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