Washington Wizards: Player grades from win over Hawks

Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. and Atlanta Hawks Trae Young (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. and Atlanta Hawks Trae Young (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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The Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night 131-117, making it their third consecutive victory.

It’s no surprise that the Washington Wizards were able to dominate and control the majority of this game. The Atlanta Hawks have a lot of young talent as the franchise will be in rebuilding mode for the next couple of years.

Washington played great team ball and showed what they can do when they make the extra pass. The Wizards had a season high 35 assists. Bradley Beal produced 9, while Austin Rivers and Tomas Satoransky each had 7.

If only John Wall could have the mindset of assisting others before himself. Maybe then the team could finally meet expectations.

It was a good all-around shooting night for Washington. They shot 48.4% from the floor and 84.4% from the free-throw line. In addition, they had 39 points in the second quarter, which manufactured a 23 point lead at halftime.

Winning 9 of their last 14 games, the Wizards seem to be getting somewhat back on track, at least we hope so. Inserting Satoransky into the lineup has proven to be a smart move. Moving Kelly Oubre Jr. back to the bench has given the team additional firepower alongside Markieff Morris. Now, the Wizards can rely on quality production off the bench.

Let’s not forget about Thomas Bryant, who had a career night with 16 points and 9 rebounds. He only played about 20 minutes, but was aggressive from the get-go. On top of this, Bryant has given the team great defensive efforts when on the floor.

The chemistry, defense, and ball movement made this a quality win. Hopefully the team can continue this type of play moving forward.

Here are the player grades from Wednesday nights victory.