Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
After another embarrassing loss to the Sixers last night in Philly, the Wizards had some offensive answers to find before tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. It appears they found them behind John Wall.
Wall, who has shown flashes of why he is considered one of the best point guards in the league tonight with his explosiveness and ability to get to the basket unstopped in some cases by the Brooklyn defense. Big difference in the game? A total team effort between him and Bradley Beal.
The big thing coming up for the Wizards is the question as to whether they can actually take it on the road and have success as they have at home over the past few games. Beal seems to think so.
“In order to be a good time, a great team, we have to be able to win on the road,” said Beal. “If we want to have success down the road, that’s something we’re going to have to do.”
Another big plus for the Wizards was the play of Markieff Morris tonight. He had a huge presence in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter and was the big difference in the ability for the Wizards to pull away late.
Morris was 1 for 10 against the Sixers, but had 20 points tonight on 9 for 12 shooting from the field. His 15 points in the fourth quarter is the most this season for him.
For the Nets, their team has had some tough losses the past few games, but nothing they can’t control according to their Head Coach Kenny Atkinson.
”We weren’t sharp,” Atkinson said. ”Obviously we didn’t shoot the ball well. Funny, I thought our defense was decent.”
Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn with 14 points. The losing streak is the Nets’ longest since an eight-game skid in February.