The Wizards are an accountable team. In the locker room Friday night the Wizards did not offer excuses for their poor performance against the Timberwolves. The talk centered on individual and collective failures on defense. In short there was a sense among the Wizards that they wanted to get back on the court in a hurry and right their wrongs. The Wizards did just that in a 106-82 win over the Pistons.
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Bradley Beal scored 10 of his 15 points in the Wizards impressive 14-0 run to close the first half. Beal showed no ill effects from a bruised knee in Friday's game in Minnesota.
Bradley Beal returning from Friday knee injury.
“I just came out and did my normal routine. I really didn’t try to favor it or work it, I just went out there and did what I was supposed to do—workout-wise—and I felt fine from the get-go. So I just continued to do what I did and I played the way I was capable of playing.”
“We got back a little bit of our identity that I thought we lost last night coming out of the Christmas break. We can only play one way, and that’s a physical presence on the floor. Tonight, that was more the tune that we have to be. I thought that right from the jump ball we took the fight in a physical manner that we didn’t at all last night. This is a team very similar to Minnesota in terms of their bigs and what they can do in the paint and on the boards. That was really good to see and a good bounce back win for us after a disappointing game last night.”
John Wall managed the game with 20 points and 11 assists and helped set that defensive tone that Wittman talked about.
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On the way to Detroit..we will check in then.