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Danny Avdia stood out for the second night in a row, but the Washington Wizards suffered their fourth straight loss and continue to move away from the playoffs.
A night after the Israeli scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss to Orlando, tonight (between Wednesday and Thursday) he again put up impressive numbers, but in the second half collapsed and with it the entire Washington Wizards who surrendered 118:104 to the Denver Nuggets.
Avdia scored 16 points (7 of 9 from the field, 1 of 2 from outside the arc) and also took 8 rebounds, gave 6 assists and lost 4 balls in 32 minutes, but as happened to him against Orlando - then he added only 3 points to his balance in the second half - Tonight he scored only 2 of his 16 in the second half, during which he also gave only 2 assists and Washington, which went into the break with a 55:57 advantage, lost in the third quarter with a score of 39:16 and the game was actually decided before the last 12 minutes.
Again a drop in the second half.
Avdia (Photo: GettyImages, Jess Rapfogel)
Avdia made the top five in the absence of the injured Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma and, as mentioned, was one of the standouts in Washington in the first half, but in the end Nikola Jokic took over the evening, who recorded a double-double of 31 points with 12 of 16 from the field, took 12 rebounds and also handed out 7 assists that ran Denver for the win.
Following the loss, Washington (40:33) remained 2.5 games away from the play-in.
Denver improved its record to 24:49 and, as you know, has already secured its place in the playoffs.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and led the Wizards' scorers, on the other hand, Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray also stood out in the ranks of the Nuggets who scored 21 and 17 points respectively.