Story By: Sol Tucker
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After getting off to 4-1 start, the Wizards started to get some attention from its opponents in the Eastern Conference, but could they use that attention to their advantage against the Celtics for the second time in a week? Well not only did they take them to the wire, they took them to not one, but two overtimes and continued to flex that whole team effort in a 115-112 victory.
Bradley Beal is again showing his leadership of this tea, but he is finally getting the help he needs to finish the games. Tonight he finished with 36 points
Spencer Dinwiddie and Montrezl Harrell had 20 points apiece, and Kyle Kuzma added 17 points along with a career-high in rebounds with 17. Harrell also had 14 boards.
”It just shows our resilience,” Washington coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. ”I keep using that word, but it’s who we are and who we have to be. And every night somebody else finds a way to step up and make a play for us.”
One thing that is for sure even the other players in the league are taking notice of what the Wizards are doing early this season. Take for instance the statement by the Celtics Jaylen Brown after the game.
“We shot the ball terribly tonight, but you know, it was kind of old school. It was like just rebound and attack the paint,” Brown said after the game. “That’s what we did despite not shooting the ball well, still could have won this game and that’s a sign of a good team.”
Next up for the Wizards is another early match-up against the Hawks on Monday night in Atlanta. Can they keep it going and improve to 6-1? With this high powered offense and discipline late in the games, we may actually have a contender in D.C this season.