In case you started All-Star Weekend early, you missed the Wizards coming back from a 27-point deficit tonight. It was the biggest comeback of the NBA season, led by Bradley Beal's 36 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Here are the 5 best moments from the historic win.
1. This backdoor cut from Otto Porter is just beautiful basketball. After getting doubled on the wing, Porter gets the ball to Gortat on the elbow, who then fires a gorgeous bounce pass to Porter, who's cutting behind the defense:
Marcin Gortat can pass too, y'all. pic.twitter.com/Q6jrghZTYJ— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 15, 2018
2. During an explosive 3rd quarter, the Wizards brought an energy not seen in the first half as the Knicks' lead quickly evaporated. Here, Tomas Satoransky posts one of his three blocks on the night, grabs the rock and fires an outlet pass to a streaking Porter. It was one of those plays that makes the opposing coach call a streak-stopping timeout, except this timeout didn't actually stop the streak:
3. Satoransky wasn't just playing stellar defense, though. He also fired this textbook pocket pass, one of his 11 assists on the night, to Beal.
Tomas Satoransky threads the needle. We have ourselves a game, D.C. Family! pic.twitter.com/HSWQ5ISDmJ— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 15, 2018
4. We might as well stay with Satoransky. During the aforementioned 3rd quarter run, Beal hit Satoransky for a wide open look, and Sato didn't let him down. The Wizards took advantage of the Knicks lackluster transition defense, especially in the second half, and you can see how it went:
5. When you stage the largest comeback of the NBA season the night before flying out to LA to play in the All-Star game, you can throw yourself alleyoops. Thems the rules:
the bounce pass, so underrated pic.twitter.com/aRWp6z4FrF— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) February 15, 2018