The Washington Wizards once again found their way back in the win column in front of their home crowd. A raucous Capital One Arena was alive at to start the weekend. The Wizards defeated the Dallas Mavericks 135-103 to earn their 34th victory of the season. Their record now stands at 34-43 overall on the season. Mid-week the Wizards were officially eliminated from Playoff contention. Some would think that the Wizards would just pack it in. Since the Wizards have earned two home wins. They want to finish this 2021-2022 season on a high note.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the way for the Washington Wizards. Caldwell-Pope scored 35 points on 13-for-19 shooting from the field. He knocked down 6-for-11 from the three-point line. Coach Unseld spoke postgame on Caldwell-Pope’s big night.
“He got going early,” Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said of Caldwell-Pope, who was 6 of 11 from 3-point range. “He didn’t force the issue. He just took advantage of the shots that were presented to him. Once he sees a couple go in, now he’s shooting into a big basket. He’s had nights like that throughout his career.
More Wizards Contributions
- Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out four assists.
- Rui Hachimura scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists.
- Anthony Gill scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench.
- Deni Avdija scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out three assists.
- Ish Smith scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out nine assists.
The Washington Wizards travel to Boston to face the Boston Celtics on Sunday, 4/3. Tip-off is at 1 pm from the TD Garden.