The Washington Wizards topped the New Orleans Pelicans 124-114 on Saturday night. Here are five plays or moments worth revisiting...
1. Buckhantz back: Saturday brought the return of play-by-play voice Steve Buckhantz to the NBC Sports Washington broadcast. He was out for three games with a health issue and Rob Carlin and Chris Miller stepped in to take his place.
Though both men did an admirable job, it was nice to have the dapper Mr. Dagger back doing what he does best...
Welcome back @SteveBuckhantz! Glad you're feeling better ❤️— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) November 25, 2018
Now let's get this W! #WizPelicans pic.twitter.com/DLg6OE1ZZw
2. Oubre's dunk: Kelly Oubre Jr. had a solid game with 12 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. This was probably his best offensive play, a wide open dunk in a halfcourt set:
KO bunnies 🐰#WizPelicans pic.twitter.com/B9kOq9svfa— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) November 25, 2018
Oubre is so effective when he slashes without the ball.
By the way, here is one of Oubre's blocks. He caught Nikola Mirotic with a swat off the glass that was terrific anticipation:
Oubre having NONE of that 🖐️#WizPelicans live streaming via the MyTeams app: https://t.co/j1Uu3ftqWj pic.twitter.com/mQ7UPF7q7G— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) November 25, 2018
3. Senior dance team: Saturday marked the debut of the Wizards' new senior dance team, 'Wizdom.' The ladies drew a nice applause from the crowd, who saw their first routine which featured the stanky leg and the tootsie roll:
I’m a HUGE fan of the @WashWizards new dance team. #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/XkzdJAOhcb— Chris Miller 🎥🎙🏀 (@cmillsnbcs) November 25, 2018
4. Rivers circus shot: Austin Rivers had one of his best games since joining the Wizards with 18 points, two steals and two blocks. The big difference for him was he was relentless in attacking the rim.
On this play, he got a circus shot to go down:
Rivers has circus moves 😱#WizPelicans pic.twitter.com/kpTl6TEU0d— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) November 25, 2018
Rivers is one of the Wizards' best finishers at the rim. He just has to get there more often to put that skill to use.
5. Morris pick-and-roll dunk: Markieff Morris also had himself a game. He poured in 15 points to go along with nine rebounds, two steals and a block.
Though Morris made two threes, he got most of his points around the rim. On this one, he rolled off a screen to throw down a big dunk:
The Wizards have now won two of their last three games. Up next is a tough matchup with the Rockets, but Washington appears to stabilizing a bit and against some good teams.
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