Wizards Keep Rolling defeat Grizzlies 102-92 (11-13-22)

By: Darrell Owens

Headline Photo Credit: USA Today

WASHINGTON-The Washington Wizards headed into game three of the six-game home stand on a three-game winning streak. The Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets, and Dallas Mavericks & beat the best team in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz during this streak. Washington hosted the last team to beat them, the Memphis Grizzlies. Washington & Memphis had a back-and-forth battle last Sunday, and of course, the Grizzlies won 103-97. Much like last week’s game, the Wizards were without Bradley Beal, but the difference this time the Grizzlies were without their two-star players Ja Morant (Ankle) and Desmond Bane (Toe) due to injuries.

The Wizards have been led by Kyle Kuzma during the win streak. Kuzma has been begging his coaches to run the offense through him and they have done just that in the last 3 games. Kuzma has averaged 26.3 points per game, the question would be could he keep up the hot hand against the Grizzlies to split the season series? The answer would be no for Kuzma, but the Wizards would stay hot.

The Washington Wizards defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 102-92 for their fourth straight victory. The Wizards held the lead for the majority of the game. Despite struggling from the free throw line (11-21, 52.4%) Washington pushed through the win. Wizards’ big man Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-time 25 points while grabbing six rebounds. Deni Avdija put up 21 points for Washington in the best-scoring outing of the season. Kyle Kuzma struggled for Washington going 4-for-13 and only scoring nine points. Dillon Brooks (19 points) & Santi Aldama (15 points) lead the way for Memphis in a losing effort.

The Wizards’ next game will be against Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, Nov 16th at 7 PM from Capital One Arena.