Tiktukno: summary of today's events in sports, 12.21 (Sport1)
After ten straight losses, Washington finally managed to get back on the winning track tonight (between Tuesday and Wednesday), when they won 110:113 in Phoenix.
Danny Avdia played a key role in this victory, delivering one of his best games of the season, with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
Avdia got 36 minutes - like Monte Morris.
Only Kyle Kuzma played more for the Wizards.
The Israeli recorded a plus-minus index of +11, like Morris.
Only Bradley Beal had a higher index (+25).
It was Avdia's fourth double-double of the season, and the second in December.
Apart from the 21 points he scored against Memphis five weeks ago, this was Avdia's record game of the season in terms of points.
The Israeli also recorded a season record in reaching the line (also in the loss to Miami about a month ago he reached the line six times, but then finished with 4 of 6. This time with 6 of 6).
And in general, Avdia is on the trend of improving from the penalty spot.
In his rookie season he was accurate at 64.4 percent, last year at 75.7 percent, and this season he is hitting at 77.1 percent.
In December it stands at 83.3 percent.
The Israeli recorded four assists for 0 turnovers.
Another evidence of the self-confidence with which Avdia plays recently can be obtained from the fact that in October he threw an average of 1.7 three-pointers per game, in November 3.2, and in December he is at 3.7.
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"Seeing him on the floor making moves, closing a game is wonderful," coach Anseld said of Avdia.
"It's development and growth. It not only gives him confidence but also his teammates."
On the official website of the Wizards they complimented the Israeli and wrote: "His numbers may not jump out when you look at them, but he was very solid and a huge reason for the victory. He provided very good defense throughout the game and also contributed in the attack."
"It's a huge step for us," Anseld added about the game itself.
"You can build on this game. The guys continued to play hard and the losing streak didn't affect them. Sometimes you are responsible for your own luck - the players jumped on loose balls, won battles, and that's how you get out of the hole. I'm happy for these guys, I know they're relieved" .