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Keys, Concepts & Observations vs. Los Angeles 4/3

April 3, 2016
Keys, Concepts & Observations vs. Los Angeles:

Contain Griffin inside and out
  • Averaged 23.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg & 5.0 apg prior to his injury
  • Will be playing in his first game since Christmas

Bench play - Contain Crawford & Rivers from long range
  • Each scored 32 points (12-17 3PT) in Thursday's loss vs. OKC

Defend the high pick and roll with Paul & Jordan
  • Bodies on the roll man to prevent easy lobs at the rim

Defensive intensity for 48 minutes
  • In the last 2 wins, Wizards have held opponents to 93.5 ppg on 38.3% FG

Keep Clippers off the glass
  • Clippers are a relentless offensive rebounding team - Box out down low

Ball possession - Limit turnovers below 15

On this day in NBA history...

April 3, 1999

Kendall Gill of the New Jersey Nets tied an NBA record which had stood for more than 22 years when he recorded 11 steals against the Miami Heat. Larry Kenon of the San Antonio Spurs notched 11 steals against the Kansas City Kings on December 26, 1976.