Kuzma notches new career-high in points

Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma

Heading into the Wizards' matchup in Philadelphia, forward Kyle Kuzma sat just four points away from surpassing his original single-season high in points (1,309). Kuzma would have probably preferred to record his new mark on a dunk or deep three-pointer but displayed why he has been one of the Wizards' top scorers this season; by driving right into 76ers’ Joel Embiid and drawing the foul.

Kuzma needed just a single point to surpass his original mark and did just that by knocking down both his free throws at the line.

Kuzma has proven why he is such a pivotal member of the Wizards’ Big 3, alongside Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis. In his second season in the nation's capital Kuzma has averaged 21.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 35.3 minutes per game. Even though Kuzma just missed out on making his first All-Star Game this season, he has been putting up a career-best season so far. 

After four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kuzma came to Washington with the ability to produce more on the offensive end. Last season, Kuzma went to work immediately, scoring 1,130 points and averaging 17.1 points per contest. Kuzma’s original single-season high came during his sophomore year in the league when he notched 1,308 points with the Lakers and shot the best percentage of his career at 45.6%