The Washington Wizards finished their west coast road trip on a happy note as the defeated the Sacramento Kings 110-83 on Sunday. The Wizards finished the game 17-34 on 3-pointers and 13-20 from the free throw line. The Wizards jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead and never looked back.
John Wall scored 11 of his 19 points during the first quarter to give the Wizards a spark right from the tip. He made five of six 3-pointers and would also finish with nine assists. After being fined $50,000 by the NBA for his fights with Draymond Green on Friday night, Bradley Beal was just happy to have been given the green light to play on Sunday; he put up 15 points. Otto Porter Jr. finished with 16 points and five rebounds. Mike Scott came off the bench to add 13 points as the Wizards’ bench finally stepped up and didn’t blow a late lead.
The Kings were without George Hill and Zach Randolph as the Wizards held the Kings to 27.9 percent shooting in the first half and went into halftime with a commanding 63-32 lead. Despite a bit of a sloppy third quarter by the Wizards, the Kings couldn’t take advantage, and the Wizards’ lead was as high as 36 and it never got any lower than 27.
The big margin of victory helped the Wizards stay out of the record books; Washington’s first five games were decided by five points or fewer, no team had ever opened a season with six games decided by that margin.
The Wizards finished their west coast trip 2-2, although they should have finished 4-0. Due to lack of bench production and blowing late leads, the Wizards lost to the Lakers and the Warriors. They seemed to fix those problems Sunday against the Kings.
The Wizards have a few days off and will return home to host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at Capital One Arena and will look to stay undefeated at home.