The Wizards get a shot tonight at a Kings team they felt like they should have beaten 12 days ago in Sacramento. Sacramento won, 95-94, as the Wizards missed two potential game-winning shots before the buzzer sounded. That game started Washington's five- game road trip on which the team went 2-3.
Wizards rookie shooting guard Bradley Beal had a career-high 26 points in the loss to the Kings, but he missed a jumper with 2.9 seconds left that would have won the game. John Wall got the rebound off the Beal miss, but his put-back shot fell short as well. Wall earlier had a chance to put the Wizards up two, but he missed two free throws with 30 seconds left.
"I'm not taking any credit from them, but I just felt like we gave the game away," Wall told reporters after the game.
Since that Kings loss, the Wizards' record is 4-2, and they are easily playing their best basketball of the season. Washington dominated Chicago, 86-73, on Saturday night in what was perhaps its best game of the season.
On paper, the Wizards should win easily tonight and exact revenge.
"We can't make a story out of it before it happens," Wiz guard Jordan Crawford wisely said. "We'll see where it takes us. Just try to get as many wins as we can."
Wizards get another shot at Kings
CSN Washington | Jan 28