After an important win over the Magic Wednesday, the Wizards continue their homestand against another team fighting for a playoff spot, the Charlotte Hornets. Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
3. Opponent to Watch: Kemba Walker. Like the Wizards’ Bradley Beal, Walker is the lone All-Star on a team gunning for a playoff spot. And the UConn product is thriving in the role, averaging a career high in points (25.1).
Quote of the day
“You have to always evolve and think of ways to score and play. I like how we’re playing offense,” Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said about his team’s high-speed attack with Parker and Portis. “There’s only a few times in games where the ball becomes sticky and a guy doesn’t make the extra pass. It’s very rare now. It used to be where we were going to have some interesting film sessions the next morning. But now, very rarely do I even think that during a game.”
Last time these teams met
The Hornets defeated the Wizards 112-111 on March 8, Marvin Williams scoring 30 points and knocking down seven three-pointers to lead Charlotte to victory.
Stat to know
The Wizards’ bench outscored the Magic’s 59-20 Wednesday night. Washington could certainly use that type of contribution every night from the reserves as they enter the home stretch.
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