The Wizards' Israeli, who came up to play with the caption "Remember" on his shoes, provided one of his best games this season, sniping four threes in the win over the Magic
Went up to play with the caption 'Remember' on the shoes
After four straight losses, the Washington Wizards and Danny Abdia managed to break the negative streak early Thursday (Thursday) with 116: 131 away against Orlando.
The Israeli rookie, who maintained his place in the top five, managed to impress with one of the best games of his career when in 30 minutes he contributed 16 points (6 from 10 from the field, 4 from 7 from three), 5 rebounds and also two assists.
And if that's not enough, Abdia finished with another impressive and encouraging figure - the highest plus / minus index in the group: +19.
Lost in victory over Orlando: 16 points (6 from 10 from the field, 4 from 7 from three), 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a +19 index (the highest in the team) in 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/BLkZu0tF77
- Washington Wizards (@washwizardsil) April 8, 2021
On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Abdia arrived at a hall in Orlando dressed in black with the caption 'Remember' on his shoes.
The first minutes belonged to Bradley Bill who returned from injury after five games off the squad while Roy Hachimura also returned to the top five after two games away.
Abdia, who got into the rhythm in the second quarter, scored a three-pointer from Westbrook's assist, squeezed an attacking offense with a good defense on James Ennis and closed the first half on the buzzer with a three-pointer from the corner after Westbrook's penetration and assist.
In the third quarter, Abdia added an excellent three from the corner and another assist of his and after three quarters the visitors' record advantage (21 points difference) shrank to only ten: 100-90 for the Wizards.
The Israeli returned to the floor, 9 minutes before the end of the last quarter and was a significant part of the Wizards' last run, which saw the advantage shrink even further before they opened a double-digit gap again.
In the closing minutes, Danny scored a three from another Westbrook delivery and also added a half-distance basket and also a post-up with the board.
Bradley Bill led the winner with 26 points, Russell Westbrook finished with another triple double, this time with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, Davis Bartans also contributed 22 points while Robin Lopez celebrated with 19 of his own under the baskets.
On the other hand, Terence Ross with 24 points dropped the Magic, Mo Bamba added 19 points of his own.