Washington Wizards: 5 reasons why the Wizards keep winning

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Washington Wizards Davis Bertans.
Washington Wizards Davis Bertans. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

Davis Bertans can’t miss in the month of April.

Earlier this season, Davis Bertans simply wasn’t making enough shots from beyond the three-point line, especially when you consider the huge contract he signed in the offseason.

But during the month of April, something has changed. And I’m not talking about Bertans becoming a father.

Thus far in April, Bertans has made four or more three-pointers in six of the 11 games he’s played. Over that span, he’s shooting 47.8 percent from three on 8.1 attempts per game. By comparison, Bertans made four or more three-pointers just 10 times in his previous 35 games this season. And when Bertans is hot, it makes a difference. The Wizards are now 11-5 when Bertans makes at least four threes in a game.

There was a myriad of issues that disrupted Bertans’ season. He had visa issues that delayed his arrival at training camp. He was out of shape when the season began. He was part of a devastating team-wide COVID-19 outbreak. Everything was going wrong, and as a result, it took a whole lot longer than expected for us to see Bertans get back to normal. It seems that he finally is, and the Wizards are much better because of it.