| Today’s Storyline: The Wizards were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets last night 103-98 on the front end of their back-to-back that continues against Memphis in DC tonight.
Mike Scott continued his hot shooting with a 4-7 night and is now 21-26 (.808) from the field in his last four games, the best shooting percentage in the league over the last three games among players with at least 15 FGA.
FG% Leaders over last four games, min. 15 FGA
1. Mike Scott 21-26 (.808)
2. Alex Len (PHX) 13-17 (.765)
3. Montrezl Harrell (LAC) 17-23 (.739)
4. Clint Capela (HOU) 23-32 (.719)
Bradley Beal scored 28 points, his fourth consecutive game with at lest 25 points. the longest streak of his career (previous was 3, seven times). Beal could become just the fifth Wizard since 2000 to score 25+ in five consecutive games:
Number of 5+ Game streaks of 25+ Points (Longest Streak), Since 2000
1. Gilbert Arenas 10 (9 games)
2. John Wall 2 (6 games)
T-3. Antawn Jamison 1 (7 games)
T-3. Michael Jordan 1 (7 games)
Over the last nine games, the Wizards' bench has averaged 41.7 points per game after averaging 30.8 per game through the first 18 games of the season.
The WAS-MEM series has been dominated by the home teams, as only one time in the series history has the road team won in consecutive years (Memphis in 2008-09 and 2009-10). Washington has not won at Memphis in the last two seasons.
Washingtonwizards.com: Wall could return with Wizards back at home / Scott Brooks Postgame - 12/12/17 / Wizards - Nets Postgame Locker Room - 12/12/17 / Wizards drop road trip finale in Brooklyn / Photos: Wizards at Nets - 12/12/17 / John Wall - 12/12/17 / Scott Brooks - 12/12/17 / GAME RECAP: Nets 103, Wizards 98
NBC Sports Washington: Wizards vs. Grizzlies: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch / Every bucket from Beal's 28 points in Brooklyn / Game 27 - Starters could get benched after another loss to a sub-.500 team / Kelly Oubre on why he had to take off Supreme leg sleeve / After being forced to change, Kelly Oubre suspects NBA can't handle 'too wavy' Supreme sleeve / Twitter loses it over Kelly Oubre wearing Supreme sleeve in Brooklyn / Wizards Road Diaries: Beal meets fans in NYC / National NBA reporter David Aldridge joins the show to talk Wizards, go around the NBA / Drew Gooden joins the show to discuss his first Wizards NBC broadcast, state of the current team
Washington Post: Wizards’ road trip is about the ridiculous, the sublime – and fashion. Especially fashion. / Wizards end road trip with loss to Nets, but John Wall may return Wednesday
ESPN.com: Wizards fall to Nets
Associated Press: Nets beat Wizards 103-98
Sports Illustrated: Marcus and Markieff Morris Paid For Christmas Gifts On Layaway At a Philadelphia Walmart
FOX Sports (AP): Wall could return as Wizards host Grizzlies (Dec 13, 2017)
Bullets Forever: Wizards vs. Grizzlies preview: John Wall prepares to return as Washington hosts Memphis / Wizards vs. Nets final score: Washington struggles to score late in 103-98 loss
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Hoop District: Wizards Come Back Home In Time for John Wall's Return / Wizards Break Down Late In Brooklyn; Lose To Nets 103-98