Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
On a night where the Washington Wizards unveiled their new G League team, the Capital GoGo’s and held their first Monster Friday Night concert series honoring some of the D.C Legends of Go Go, the Wizards also knocked off that team from the Motor City, the Pistons, 109-91.
Washington who has been struggling to find consistency since the loss of John Wall with his knee injury, they seemed to find something that looked a little better than it has over the past few games with the help of Markieff Morris and Tomas Santoranky off the bench, and lots of help on the inside in the form of defensive rebounds late in the game.
The Wizards owned the paint, outscoring the Pistons 54-38
For the Pistons, they delivered a handful of Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond tied his career high with 7 assists. He also had 17 rebounds. Despite Drummond’s monster rebounding performance, the Wizards out-rebounded the Pistons 49-32
The Wizards praised Keiff’s play tonight citing it as a key film session with Head Coach Scott Brooks. Morris had his best game of the year, scoring 23 points, grabbing 7 rebounds and dishing 3 assists. He also had his first dunk of the year.
“We just have to find some good combinations on an off the bench for these guys in the absence of John,” said Brooks. Our bench is finally getting together and giving us some good minutes and keeping us in the game, just as they did tonight.
Tomas Satoransky had his best game as a Wizard, scoring 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He was 2 of 2 from three and had 4 assists.