The Washington Wizards might have gotten beat by double-digits at home against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, but there was some positives to take away. Then interim head coach Don Newman told the players after the lost that they will be successful if the play “like this and put it on the floor.” John Wall agreed by saying Washington would win 10 out of 10 games, since they won’t play the Warriors again, if they play with the energy they did tonight. For the first time December 9th, Bradley Beal returned to the Wizards starting lineup.
Washington got off to a great start in the first quarter to take a commanding twenty point lead behind their best offensive performance to start a game. From their they hardly looked back although they allowed Philadelphia to get back within single digits during a turnover filled stretch. Behind John Wall’s fourth career triple-double performance including a career high 13 rebounds, the Wizards cruised to a 106-94 victory.