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The double missed date of the Wizards

This double duel against the Hawks was very important for the Wizards, as for Atlanta, since the two teams are fighting to keep their place for the “play-in”. So competing twice in a row was the perfect opportunity to score points in this race.

Result: two victories for the Hawks and regrets for the Wizards, because both times, everything was played in the “money time”.

“It sucks to be on the wrong side”says Kristaps Porzingis at the Washington Post. “Honestly, I don’t have much else to say. We just lost again. Another close game and it probably hurts more than if it had been a ten-point loss. »

As the Wizards had beaten the Hawks on March 1, there was no question for Bradley Beal and the others to be content with having resisted well in these two meetings.

“It hurts, that’s for sure”, slide the back for NBC Sports. “There are no encouraging defeats. We have to be better, we have to do more. The question is, who wants it the most? The Hawks are in the same boat as us: they are fighting to stay alive. They wanted a little more than us. We were aware of the situation, of the consequences in the standings. We missed each other. »

“We can’t come to a conclusion and that’s all it is”

After these two defeats, with his 10th place, Washington is still qualified for the “play-in”. Nevertheless, the gap is made with the Hawks, who occupy 8th place, with three victories in advance. Ninth, with one more victory on its record, Toronto is not far away, but neither is Chicago, tenth with one less success than the Wizards.

With four defeats in five matches, the players of Wes Unseld Jr. are not only on a slippery slope but above all they show signs of weakness at the worst time: in the last moments.

“We can’t come to a conclusion and that’s all it is”regrets Kyle Kuzma, facing the last five matches all finished with less than seven points difference. “We gave ourselves a chance to come back, but we didn’t know how to take advantage of it. We missed a few shots.” notes the coach.

Especially Bradley Beal. The rear had not been successful in the last quarter of the first duel, Wednesday, with an ugly 1/6 to shoot. Friday, he did better with 12 points at 4/10 to shoot, but missed an important shot 14 seconds from the end. The Wizards trailed by three points and the player penetrated to score quickly, but missed his layup…

“I will always look at myself in the mirror, to see what I can do better”, he concludes. “You shouldn’t point fingers, it’s never anyone’s fault. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Bradley Beal 45 33.6 50.7 36.5 84.0 0.8 3.0 3.8 5.5 2.9 0.9 0.7 2.0 23.4
Kristaps Porzingis 57 32.9 49.5 38.8 84.3 1.9 6.7 8.5 2.6 2.2 0.8 1.5 3.2 23.2
Kyle Kuzma 61 35.3 44.9 33.3 72.7 0.9 6.4 7.3 3.8 3.0 0.5 0.5 2.3 21.4
Rui Hachimura 30 24.3 48.8 33.7 75.9 0.6 3.6 4.3 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.4 1.3 13.0
Monte Morris 53 27.8 47.8 40.0 81.2 0.4 3.0 3.4 5.3 1.0 0.7 0.2 1.4 10.2
Corey Kispert 59 27.3 49.3 42.7 86.4 0.4 2.3 2.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.1 1.3 9.5
Deni Avdija 65 25.9 43.1 29.2 76.3 1.0 5.3 6.3 2.5 1.5 0.9 0.4 2.8 8.7
Daniel Gafford 65 19.7 75.0 0.0 64.5 2.0 3.4 5.4 1.0 1.0 0.4 1.2 2.2 8.6
Will Barton 40 19.6 38.6 37.7 77.8 0.3 2.5 2.8 2.4 1.1 0.4 0.3 1.0 7.7
Delon Wright 38 24.4 48.8 37.9 90.5 1.2 2.2 3.3 4.0 1.0 2.2 0.3 1.3 7.2
Kendrick Nunn 18 15.0 44.7 36.2 90.0 0.4 1.3 1.7 1.9 1.1 0.5 0.0 0.9 6.6
Jordan Goodwin 48 17.4 45.0 36.0 75.5 0.9 2.3 3.2 2.5 0.9 0.9 0.5 1.6 5.8
Taj Gibson 41 9.8 52.4 21.1 66.7 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.8 3.4
Anthony Gill 44 10.1 58.4 14.3 79.5 0.6 0.9 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.2 3.1
quenton jackson 3 2.6 66.7 50.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.7
Jordan Schakel 2 3.1 50.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 1.5
Johnny Davis 13 4.7 33.3 25.0 100.0 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2
Vernon Carey, Jr. 11 2.6 25.0 0.0 100.0 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5
Devon Dotson 6 8.9 10.0 25.0 0.0 1.0 0.7 1.7 1.3 0.5 0.8 0.0 1.5 0.5
Isaiah Todd 4 3.1 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

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