For the second straight game, the Wizards took down one of the Western Conference power houses. The Wizards held the Blazers, the highest scoring team in the NBA, to 18 points under their season average in getting the victory at Verizon Center, 100-90. The win gives the Wizards a 24-23 record, marking their first time over .500 in John Wall's career. John Wall led the Wizards with 22 points, Ariza had 20 and Seraphin had a season-high 19. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 25 in the loss.
The Wizards led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter, but late in the final frame the Wizards went scoreless for about three minutes and the Blazers cut it to just six on a LaMarcus Aldridge layup. Nene responded on the ensuing possession with a much needed jumper from the high post which sealed the contest.
Player of the Game
Trevor Ariza's night consisted of 20 points on 7/12 shooting, including 4/7 from three, five rebounds, four assists and he was a game-high +23.
6. The Wizards turned the ball over just six times, the fewest number of turnovers they've committed in a game this year. On the other side, the Blazers turned it over 16 times.
Frankly unsung may not be doing his night justice, but Seraphin deserves to be recognized. He was dominant for stretches in the paint, finishing with a season high 19 points on 7/10 shooting.
By: Jacob Raim