The Washington Wizards survived an exciting end in London yesterday, as they squeaked by the tanking New York Knicks with a final second 101-100 victory. But even with the win, the Wizards are nonetheless simply 19-26 for the season and one of the disappointing groups within the 2018-19 marketing campaign to date.
Despite their struggles, Wizards proprietor Ted Leonsis says his crew will “by no means, ever tank.”
According to Candace Buckner and Scott Allen of the Washington Post, Wizards star Bradley Beal advised Leonsis straight up, “We’re going to make the playoffs.”
“Bradley Beal advised me, ‘We bought sufficient. We’re going to make the playoffs. We’re not going to allow you to down,'” Leonsis mentioned. “So who am I to alter the objectives? We mentioned, ‘No excuses.’ It can be straightforward to say now we have so many gamers out injured, however we’re not going to try this. We’re not letting anyone off the hook. We bought to make the playoffs.”
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Washington can be with out All-Star level guard John Wall for the rest of the season as a result of a heel harm and the crew is 6-Four with out him thus far. Following the victory in London, the Wiz are simply 2.5 video games again of the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth and ultimate playoff spot within the Eastern Conference.
Beal, who completed with 26 factors and 9 rebounds towards New York, is averaging 29.eight factors with 5.eight rebounds and 6.2 assists over his previous 10 video games. The Wizards have a pair of dwelling video games ready once they return to the states, together with a Monday afternoon matchup towards the Detroit Pistons, adopted by a date with the defending champs.