Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Over the past few games there have been quite a few memorable finishes and what would be another memorable finish to the game tonight then a three pointer by Kyle Kuzma to send the game into overtime? Well, the play worked with 0.4 left on the clock, unfortunately the fadeaway three pointer did not.
The Rockets who have really struggled to find their own this season, found the right guy tonight in Kevin Porter Jr, as his shot with 4.4 second remaining gave the Rockets all they needed to escape Capital One Arena with a victory. This is the same Kevin Porter that the Rockets had suspended for one game for throwing something at an assistant coach John Lucas before storming off the court.
Bradley Beal led Washington with 27 points in the loss, which marked the Wizards’ fourth in their last six. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 26 points while shooting 10-of-16 from the field, and Kyle Kuzma finished with 24 points and nine rebounds.
One of the most notables of the game tonight was that the Wizards had to play the final 9 minutes of the game without Bradley Beal as he fouled out of the game. This was the first time since 2017 that Beal has fouled out of a game.
“Our overall approach was, I thought, a little lackadaisical,” said Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. “You’re fighting human nature? I don’t know. But we can not look at anyone’s record or how many games they’ve lost in a row — whatever that may be. We’re in no position to do that.”
The Wizards have not been able to get back-to-back wins since December and also have been shuffling their roster quite a bit just to get healthy bodies on the court.
Take a look at the winning shot by Kevin Porter Jr here.