Danny Avdia in a shooting competition at Washington practice (from Twitter)
A day after the trade that sent Roy Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers, and still without Kendrick Nunn and without Kristaps Porzingis who will be absent for at least two weeks, tonight (between Tuesday and Wednesday) Washington provided a surprise, winning 126:127 in Dallas.
Despite the absence of the departed Japanese forward and the injured Latvian midfielder, Dani Avdia once again started the game on the bench - but when he came on, he was excellent.
The Israeli received 32 points and responded with 15 points (3 of 5 from the field, 9 of 11 from the penalty box), along with 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a single turnover.
Avdia received more minutes than any other bench player and posted the second highest plus-minus index on the team (+4), behind Kyle Kuzma (+8).
Very good game.
Avdia (Photo: Reuters)
The business was close, and Avdia saw it closely.
47 seconds to the end he hit twice from the line to give his team 123:126, the supreme Luka Doncic faltered on the other end and then equalized from the line, but his second shot.
The Israeli took control of the rebound, Kyle Kuzma hit one from the line five seconds to the buzzer, and on the other hand, Delon Wright grabbed Doncic's last pass and secured the 21st win of the season for the Wizards, compared to 26 losses.
Kuzma led the winner with 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and Corey Kispert, who was promoted to the top five, had 14. Doncic finished with another big night with 41 points and 15 rebounds that were not enough on the other end, Dwight Powell added 22 for the Mavs, who record their fifth loss in their six games the last ones
Washington, on the other hand, with its third straight victory, is only one game behind Chicago in tenth place in the East.