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Recap

The game came down to the wire, but the Wizards came up short in Utah, falling to the Jazz 104-101. The Wizards had a couple of chances to tie the game down the stretch, but Beal and Ariza both missed threes which would have done the trick in the final 30 seconds. Wall had one final try from just inside the half court line, but it rimmed out and the Jazz escaped with the victory. All five Wizards' starters finished in double figures, led by Ariza with 23 and Nene with 19. Enes Kanter led all scorers with 24.

Key Moment

With 21 seconds on the clock and the Jazz up by three, Hayward threw a bad pass to Favors which resulted in the Wizards getting the ball back. After a Wizards timeout, there was confusion as to which side the Wizards were to inbound the ball, and it apparently ended up being on the opposite side of the court from which Wittman drew up the play. The result was a poor possession, with Ariza taking an off-balance three with 10 seconds still on the clock. The Jazz closed out the game from there.

Player of the Game

Enes Kanter came off the bench and dominated to the tune of 24 points on a very efficient 11/13 shooting. He led the Jazz bench to 52 points on the night.

Key Number

1. The number of threes made by Wizards' players other than Ariza, and it came with just three seconds left on the clock by Wall. Other than Ariza, the team was 1/10 from long distance.

Unsung Hero

Gortat quietly had another very solid night, finishing with a double-double. He had 14 points on 6/12 shooting along with 11 rebounds, including five of them on the offensive end.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 42.9%
3 Point %: 35.0%
Assists: 19
Rebounds: 47
Opponents Field Goal %: 46.9%


Points: Trevor Ariza - 23
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 11
Assists: Bradley Beal - 8
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 2
Steals: Bradley Beal - 3