Washington Wizards: The top 5 Wizards Top Shot moments

Washington Wizards Davis Bertans. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Davis Bertans. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards Davis Bertans.
Washington Wizards Davis Bertans. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Washington Wizards Top Shot Moment #4

4. Davis Bertans goes up… for a dunk?

I have a confession.

I have a secret desire — that’s not so secret anymore — and that is to collect all the rare Davis Bertans dunks that exist on Top Shot. Ironically this moment has been minted as a rare moment. This dunk was the only field goal in the game that Bertans attempted that was not a three-pointer. And he got that dunk by following his missed three for a putback.

Bertans’ dunks are rare as he usually dunks it on average just 12 times per season. Although his dunks are not usually jaw-dropping because of his spectacular aerial acrobatics, they are jaw-dropping because you tend to forget he can dunk. It happens that infrequently. However, this dunk, in particular, was impressive because he knew that the shot had a low chance of going in. He couldn’t get the smooth release that he wanted. But he made the most of it and turned a broken play into a highlight during the Wizards’ 128-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Washington Wizards Top Shot Moment #3

3. Ish Smith’s a hustler homie

Ish Smith has been one of the best backup point guards in the league and his career average of 20 minutes per game speaks volumes to how much teams trust him to maintain or perhaps change the flow of the game while coming off the bench. Plays like this one from a 126-117 loss to the Chicago Bulls last season are a big reason why coaches have such confidence in him. He’s always making a big play at the right time. Opponents tend to underestimate him on defense because of his size and will attack him because of a perceived mismatch. But in this play, he swiped the cookie from the cookie jar and gifted it beautifully with a no-look behind-the-back pass to a trailing Troy Brown Jr., who now plays for the Chicago Bulls.