For those that didn’t feel like staying up late, don’t worry; you’ve seen this movie before. Washington got out to a sluggish start but took control in the second and third quarters only to collapse in the fourth against the lottery-bound Kings. Washington losses to Sacramento 116-112 and it looks like we might already have issues in the locker room.
There’s something cooking between Scott Brooks and Otto Porter
Otto Porter scored just five points tonight on 2-6 shooting. It wasn’t his lack of aggression though, the real story here is that Porter only logged 21:33 minutes of playing time. After playing half of the first quarter, Porter never re-entered the game until the tail end of the second quarter. Even more surprisingly, he was glued to the bench down the stretch in the fourth quarter when things were getting tight.
There’s clearly a ton of tension between Brooks and Porter right now considering Porter wasn’t even on the floor in a close and winnable ball game.
Kelly Oubre continues his solid play
Kelly Oubre Jr. turned in yet another solid performance with 22 points (8-13 shooting) knocking down five three-pointers to go along with nine rebounds. As the first player off the bench, Oubre was an instant spark with his energy on the defensive end and running the floor in transition.
Ironically enough, with the season looking like it might be heading south, Oubre is starting to play some of the best basketball of his career.
The Wizards shot a franchise record 42 threes
We all thought this would turn into a track meet and sure enough, we were right. As a result, the Wizards took a franchise high 42 threes tonight but only knocked down 14 of them (33 percent).