The Wizards needed to rally back as they were massively outplayed by the Timberwolves in the first half, but they came back to life in the final 24 minutes, where they held the powerful Wolves offense to only 37 points. Washington, on the other hand, scored 53 points in the second half on their route to a 104-100 victory.
And a big part of the victorycan be accredited to the stellar play of the backcourt of the Wizards where the two starters, John Wall and Bradley Beal, had stellar nights on the offensive end of the floor.
Wall did a great job managing the offense as he tied a career-high with 17 assists and he also added 14 points and five rebounds while Beal finished the night with 25 points.
The Wizards as a whole had a great night shooting. They ended perfect from the free throw line while they were also near .500 both from the field and beyond the arc. All of the starters ended up scoring in double-digits as they sparked the play of the team in the second half with a great offensive display that allowed them to rally back into the game.
The Wizards didn’t start the season as they hoped, but they look like they are starting to gel in recent weeks. The play of both Beal and Wall will definitively be key for Washington if they can to push for a playoff spot and it’s clear that if they continue putting performances like this, the Wizards have great chances of being a postseason team once the regular season is over.