The Wizards can take solace in the fact that they weren’t the only team to fall short in the fourth quarter on Sunday night. In fact, it was former Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky who found himself on the wrong end of a game-winning three pointer that saw the Warriors edge his Bulls 129-128.
In a largely back and forth game, the Bulls led the Warriors for the majority of the fourth quarter. That is, until Golden State clawed back late, cutting the deficit to two points, with 2.3 seconds left and the ball.
That was more than enough time for the Warrior’s Damion Lee to slip free at the top of the arc and drain the triple over an outstretched Satoransky. With the loss to the Warriors, the Bulls are now winless in their first three regular season games.
Chicago is the next stop for the Wizards, who with a season opener loss to the 76ers and back-to-back losses to the Magic are also looking to pick up their first win of the season after an 0-3 start.
For Satoransky, it’ll be an opportunity to compete against the franchise that drafted him 32nd overall in 2012 and with which he spent the first three seasons of his NBA career before being traded to the Bulls in 2019.
With Russell Westbrook back in the lineup for Washington, it’ll be an opportunity to improve to 1-3 and hopefully end a run of poor fourth-quarter performances against a team that has also struggled to put games away late. The Bulls and Wizards play on Tuesday.