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"Proves what he's made of": Avdia played sick, and once again had fun against Yanis - voila! sport


The Israeli stood out against his favorite rival in the NBA even though the stomach virus he suffers from continues to bother him, and has already infected other players. His coach praised him for the sacrifice: "That's how you grow up"

Danny Avdia recorded one of his most impressive games of the season tonight (between Sunday and Monday), considering the circumstances.

Avdia, who suffered from a stomach virus that prevented him from getting significant minutes in yesterday's loss to Toronto, was also in great doubt for the game against Milwaukee, after he continued to feel unwell in the last day.

The virus that Avdia suffers from continued to affect him until minutes before the game, and has already managed to pass to another player in the team, Anthony Gill.

But Avdia knows that every game is critical for the Wizards in the fight for the place in the play-in, and tonight the injured Kyle Kuzma was also absent, so the forward situation looked quite thin, so Avdia decided to play anyway.

In the first half his influence was mainly on the defensive side, when for many minutes he was entrusted to Giannis Antetokounmpo, but in the second half he woke up on the offensive side as well.

Washington lost 111:117, but Avdia finished with 17 points (5 of 10 from the field, 2 of 4 from three, 5 of 5 from the free throw), added 6 rebounds, two assists and 3 steals, and was one of the main factors in the comeback of The Wizards in the second half.

Avdia's encouraging performance is not necessarily surprising given his record against Milwaukee, which has become perhaps his favorite NBA opponent.

In 8 games against the Bucks in his career, Avdia is averaging 10.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and he is on a four game streak with double digit points against them.

Particularly memorable is Avdia's previous encounter against the Bucks in 2021, in which he did not really excel in attack, but impressively limited Giannis Antetokounmpo in defense, after which he "invented" the X movement after stops in defense.

Now it turns out that he enjoys the meetings with Yanis and his friends even when he feels bad

Love the meetings in front of him.

Avdia in front of Yanis (Photo: Reuters)

On the Wizards' official website, Avdia's performance was described as "inspiring".

"Abadiah refused to give up the game, which is inspiring. He played a huge part in the Wizards' comeback in the second half," they described.

"He did all the dirty work - guarded Yanis, took rebounds, penetrated the basket strongly in passing attacks and scored the free threes."

Washington coach Wes Anseld Jr. also praised Avdia's sacrifice, saying: "I'm proud of him. Up until the last minute, he was hesitant about being able to play. He didn't feel good. To give a game like that, to play at that level when you feel like that, it Very significant. This is what growth looks like. He proved what materials he is made of."

Blogger Kevin Broom: "Abadiah had a positive effect on the game on both sides of the field"


There were also Israelis in the stands


On NBC, they mentioned Avdia positively and wrote that "he helped the Wizards stick to Milwaukee and did a not bad defensive job at all on Giannis Antetokounmpo", but at the same time they also focused on the mistakes he made in the last minutes, when he lost two important balls.

"Avdia stepped on the outside line with two minutes to go, when Washington was only two points behind. Milwaukee scored a three-pointer, and on the next attack Avdia committed a foul. These mistakes took a big toll," it said.

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Source: walla

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