John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 54 points as Washington tops Detroit 122-106.
Wall had his finger prints all over this game as he finished with a game-high 29 points and 11 assists. After starting 0-5, Wall proceeded to make his next seven shots while going 4-4 from beyond the arc. Wall’s contributions did not just stop at scoring and assisting. He ended the game with two rebounds and three steals.
Beal was a constant the whole night with his “off-screen jumpers.” Along with his lethal three point shot, Beal finished 10-16 with 24 points, two rebounds and four assist. Marcin Gortat finished the night with a game high 14 rebounds along with 12 points.
It was Washington’s solid start to the third quarter that pushed the lead to double digits and Detroit could never close the gap. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was Detroit’s high man with 24 points while Andre Drummond finished with 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Washington has now won five of their last seven and look to extend their two-game winning streak against the Clippers in a Sunday afternoon tilt (December 18, 3:30 pm EST).
Detroit looks to bounce back against the Indiana Pacers on December 17.