Wizards Respond With Win Over Houston

After a pretty terrible performance in the summer league opener against Atlanta, the Wizards bounced back with a good showing vs. Houston. The Wizards were in control most of the game until things got interesting in the fourth quarter, but Washington held on to win 76-70 in Las Vegas.

So let’s go straight to the Bullets Points:

  • After struggling mightily in the summer league opener, Shelvin Mack looked much more comfortable last night. His defense was still good — like it was against Atlanta — but it was his offense began to catch up against the Rockets.  His handle was tighter and he knocked down some shots, and a floater early on too. One thing I continued to notice was his over-dribbling, which leads to him getting trapped too often. But it was a good bounce-back game for Shelvin.
  • Jan Vesely proved that his jump shot was no fluke. He continued knocking down that mid-range jumper, and he also didn’t foul out in this game. After committing ten fouls vs. Atlanta, he only picked up three against Houston.
  • Statistically it wasn’t a great night for Bradley Beal, but he showed off his wide array of talents. His defense was superb; he drove and kicked the ball out to open shooters to start the game; and he also pulled down some rebounds. Right now his jump shot isn’t falling and he struggled from the free-throw line last night, going 5 for 10 from the line. Don’t worry though, his shot will fall. Of that I’m certain.
  • And of course, Tomas Satoransky can fly. He looked lost and slow in the summer league opener but he actually looked like a player last night.  Maybe he wasn’t a waste of a draft pick after all, or maybe he is. Who knows, it’s summer league.
  • Here is the box score

The Wizards play next tonight at 10 pm ET again, this time vs. the D-League Select Team.