Eurocup summary: Hapoel Tel Aviv - Hamburg Towers 85:91 (Sport 1)
The season in the NBA is approaching its decisive moments, and in the moments of truth, Washington and Danny Abedia continue to show disappointing ability.
Tonight (between Saturday and Sunday) the Wizards suffered another loss, 132:118 to Sacramento, and dropped to a 39:32 balance.
Washington played night after night against two quality opponents and surrendered to both within 24 hours (yesterday lost to Cleveland), tonight also had to manage without the sick Kristaps Porzingis, and in total recorded a fifth loss in its last six games.
Avdia finished with only 3 points on 1 of 9 from the field (1 of 2 from three).
This time the Israeli contributed defensively in his 28 minutes on the field, adding 6 nice assists and 11 rebounds, but in the bottom line, despite the positive statistical contribution, Avdia continued his weak shooting ability.
In his last 12 games, only twice did he score double-digit points, and in ten games did he score 7 or less.
His average in the last ten games is 6.2 points on 38 percent from the field (22.7 percent from three).
He finished this weekend with 5 points in two games on 1-of-12 from the field.
D'Aaron Fox, player of the Sacramento Kings, scores against the defense of the Washington Wizards (Photo: GettyImages, G Fiume)
Anthony Gill, Washington Wizards player, scores over Sacramento (Photo: GettyImages)
The loss means that Washington continues to move away from the play-in ticket: three teams in the East are fighting for the last ticket and the tenth place, and currently Chicago (37:33) is 1.5 games ahead of Indiana and Washington.
On the other hand, Dementes Sabonis scored 30 points and added 9 rebounds and 9 assists for Sacramento, which won its seventh consecutive road victory.
Six players in the Kings scored in double figures, with Terence Davis scoring 21 from the bench, Keegan Murray 19, Monk Malik 17 - and in total the Kings are shooting 21 of 34 from three for 61.8 percent.
Sacramento has won 11 of its last 13 games, and is tied with Memphis with a 27:43 record, 3.5 games away from Denver at the top of the West.
Sacramento led safely from the start, scoring 71 points in the first half and going into the break with an 11 lead, which it maintained throughout the second half.
Kyle Kuzma finished with 33 points, 20 of them in the first half, during which he injured his leg and was treated for long minutes.
Bradley Beal finished with 20 points, after being held to only 5 points on 2-of-8 from the field in the first half.