Jarell Eddie scored a layup in transition with .1 seconds remaining as the Wizards came back to beat the Nets, 87-85 Tuesday afternoon in Summer League action. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jarell Eddie were the high scorers for the Wizards contributing 16 points apiece. Danuel House chipped in with 13 points as the Wizards won their final game before tournament play.
The Nets kept the Wizards at bay for much of this game as they led 66-60 entering the fourth quarter. Shawn Dawson and Danuel House started the fourth quarter with two rim-rattling dunks less than one minute apart.
The Wizards chipped away at the lead tying the game at 85 on an Aaron White dunk with just 15 seconds to play.
On the next possession, Jarell Eddie stripped Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and put in the breakaway layup on the other end to seal the victory.
The win lifts the Wizards to 2-1 in preliminary play. They will find out who they face in the tournament on Tuesday evening.
Jarell Eddie - Aside from his game-winning layup, Eddie had a very nice game scoring 16 points on 7-12 shooting. Eddie showed he is more than just a three-point shooter as Eddie curled off screens for mid-range jumpers and was able to get to the hole at times too. Eddie had a couple of open looks but went just 2-6 from three-point range this afternoon. It’s pretty clear that if the Wizards don’t sign Eddie, there will be other NBA teams interested in signing him.
Kelly Oubre Jr. – Oubre also scored 16 points this afternoon on 5-13 shooting. Oubre hit his first three-pointer of the game but went just 1-7 the rest of the way. Oubre was in attack mode all game as he was able to finish at the hole and get to the line knocking down 4-5 free throws. He was fearless in attacking the rim and seems much more confident in his jump shot even though they didn’t all fall. Oubre also had six rebounds and three assists to stuff the stat sheet.
Kelly Oubre Jr. - At times Oubre was a bit out of control today. Oubre, who doesn’t lack confidence, often drove all the way to the hole in transition or semi-transition when he would have been better suited pulling up for a 10-12 foot jumper. Too often, he’d take the ball all the way to the hole but there were big men waiting for him. In addition, Oubre had issues staying in front of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who scored a game-high 19 points. Oubre gambled a tad too often on defense and often got caught reaching evidenced by his seven fouls (Players are allowed to commit up to 10 fouls in Summer League play). Still, there’s no need to worry, all of this can be fixed.
Free-Throw Shooting - The Wizards regular season free-throw shooting woes spilled into this game as the team shot a forgettable 57 percent (12-21) from the charity stripe.