Tiktukno: clip summarizing today's events in sports, 10.1 (Sport1)
The new year continues not to brighten the face for Washington, nor for Danny Avdia.
The Wizards were defeated tonight (between Monday and Tuesday), 132:112 at home by New Orleans, suffered a third loss in a row and dropped to 12th place in the Eastern Conference, another confused and frustrating game.
Washington again missed the injured Bradley Beal, but hoped that the disadvantage of Zion Williamson on the other hand would allow them to give a fight to the Pelicans, which did not happen.
It was a rather lukewarm game for Danny Avdia as well.
The Israeli forward finished the second game in a row with only 4 points (2 of 6 from the field, 0 of 2 from three, 2 of 4 from the penalty), to which he added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 22 minutes.
Avdia once again looked like his rotation status was a bit compromised this past week, and much of his minutes came in garbage time, after New Orleans' victory was already assured.
He suffered a severe injury to a finger on his left hand in the first half, but continued to play.
Bottom line, he's posting a second straight game with single-digit points, and is 0-for-9 from beyond the arc in Washington's four games on the new year.
Without a three-pointer since the beginning of the year.
Avdia (Photo: Reuters)
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Valenciennes celebrates (Photo: Reuters)
The Wizards actually seemed to be in business in the first quarter, which Kyle Kuzma opened with a storm with 13 points, but then Kuzma and the rest of the team faded away, and again presented a confused attack that allowed the Pelicans to score no less than 39 points as a result of turnovers.
The difference was 12 when entering the last quarter, but the visitor's victory was not in danger until the end.
C.J. McCollum led New Orleans, which went 16:25, with 34 points.
Jonas Valenciunas did his best in the paint with 27 and 12 rebounds.
The Wizards were led by Kristaps Porzingis with 23 and 10 rebounds, and Kyle Kuzma added 19 and 8 assists, but also 6 fouls and a demonstrative descent into the locker room before the final whistle.
Washington and Abadiah will try to get back to winning ways on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, when they will host Chicago.
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