The Washington Wizards rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime for an incredible victory on Friday night. It was a match filled with numerous interesting moments that made it one of the most watchable season games. However, it was the brilliance of Russell Westbrook that separated the two sides.
Both the teams wanted to win the game in order to resurrect their dismal season. The Washington Wizards stitched together an incredible fightback in overtime to snub the threat of Zion Williamson and score points on the other end of the court.
In the post-game press conference, Westbrook was elated about the victory. He talked about the positives the team can take away from this and how they can incorporate them in future games. He said, “I think this game was amazing. A lot of times we did not convert. However, we got so many stops down the stretch which was big for the side.”
He continued, “It was big for the growth of the team. I think it just shows you that we can defend over the course of the season if we put our minds together. In the game tonight we did a good job at defending. At this time of the year, you have to make sure that you’re connected as a team. Regardless of what happens in the first half of the season.”
Russell Westbrook and Beal carry their team to an edgy victory
It was a defensive masterclass from the Wizards in overtime as they locked out their opposition. Zion Williamson was left stranded many times as his shots were blocked at the rim.
Brodie was the star of the show as he finished with 36 points to his name. Moreover, he also racked up 9 assists and 15 rebounds during the game. Apart from him, Bradley Beal was also back to his best after the injury as he ended up with 30 points this name. In fact, he also scored 4 assists and six rebounds for his team.
The Washington Wizards are 12th in the Eastern Conference standings. At the moment, they are not in contention for the playoff spots. However, they have a three-game winning streak and will look forward to building upon that ahead of the postseason.
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