Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards bounced back with a huge victory against the Warriors after losing two straight games coming out of the All-Star break. They only won by four, but that was after a fantastic start that saw them lead by 12 at halftime.
There were many highlights on both ends of the court in this one, but let's start with a sequence with the Wizards on defense. In one play the Wizards had three blocks, one by Ian Mahinmi and two by Markieff Morris. Morris finished with four blocks in the game.
2. This was probably the best play of the night. John Wall broke down the Warriors defense and finished with a thunderous slam using his left hand. The soldout crowd went crazy:
Wall finished with a modest 12 points, but tied a career-high with 19 assists.
3. This dunk wasn't quite as strong as Wall's, but it was nice. First, Kelly Oubre, Jr. got the steal. Then, seconds later he threw it down after some nice passing by Wall and Bradley Beal on the fastbreak:
4. Speaking of Wall's 19 assists, this was one of his most impressive. He found Marcin Gortat for an alley-oop that caught the Warriors by surprise:
Here's an honorable mention. After a foul called on the Warriors, Wall and Golden State head coach Steve Kerr exchanged some words:
5. Let's go back to Morris one more time. He hit a huge three-pointer in the fourth quarter as the Wizards closed out their win. He had 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter:
The Wizards brought some fun back to the Verizon Center after their two straight losses. Check out this fan celebrating as the Wizards were looking good in the final minute:
that person in the back gets it. pic.twitter.com/8qJmFVjuY4— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) March 1, 2017
And with the Wizards back in the win column, our @CSNWizards account had to have some fun with the Warriors.
As Otto Porter put it well after the game about the Wizards, "we're back."