Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Just two nights after the Wizards dropped a huge dud in Orlando, it looks as if the scoring Wizards Jordan McCrae has returned in a 111-101 victory over the woeful Atlanta Hawks.
What really is perplexing about this team is they have amazing nights where both Ish Smith and McCrae just seem unstoppable and there are nights where they just cant even hardly get into double figures in the box score.
While Washington shot just 37.5%, they did some other things right. They grabbed 57 rebounds, including a season-high 19 offensive boards, and committed just nine turnovers, with only one in the final quarter.
The Wizards trailed 93-90 midway in the fourth quarter and outscored the Hawks 21-8 to secure the win.
McRae scored 29 points but shot just 10 for 26 and had a career-high eight rebounds and six assists. Troy Brown Jr. added 18 and 10 rebounds.
Washington and Gary Payton II to be an exact did an amazing job shutting down Trae Young, who has been the good part of quite a few highlights in the last few weeks, tonight it was just not one of those with some pretty amazing defense by the Wizards.
“Gary’s a really good defender,” Young said. “He’s obviously known for his defense. A lot of shots were self-inflicted. I couldn’t knock down shots. There were some shots that I had, and I had wide open layups that I just didn’t make.”