| Today’s Storyline: The Wizards defeated the LA Clippers last night 100-91 to split the season series.
Mike Scott continued his hot shooting with a 9-10 night from the field and is now 34-43 (.791) from the field in his last six games, the best shooting percentage in the league over the last six games among players with at least 25 FGA.
FG% Leaders over last five games, min. 25 FGA
1. Mike Scott 34-43 (.791)
2. Clint Capela (HOU) 36-48 (.750)
3. Bam Adebayo (MIA) 20-27 (.741)
4. David West (GSW) 24-34 (.706)
Scott had 22 points in the game, leading all Wizards players. It was the second time this season that Scott scored 22 points in a game, both coming against the Clippers. Scott is tied for second on the Wizards in PPG over the last five games at 14.0 (Bradley Beal, 25.0 and John Wall, 14.0).
Bradley Beal finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the game, his second game this season with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds (11/17 vs. MIA, 26 pts, 10 rebs). It was Beal's fifth career game with 20 and 10, three of which have come since March this year.
The Wizards went 7-31 (.226) from three in the game, their third-worst percentage night of the season. It was the first time in team history that the Wizards won a game when shooting under 25% from three with 30+ attempts, they were previously 0-8 in such games.
The Clippers shot 7-24 (.292) from three in the game, the 11th time this season the Wizards have held an opponent under 30% shooting from three in a game, tied for second-most in the league this season (SAS-12, PHI-11).
Washingtonwizards.com: Wizards put away Clippers late, 100-91 / Scott Thows It Down / Photos: Wizards vs. Clippers - 12/15/17 / Wizards - Clippers Postgame Locker Room - 12/15/17 / Coach Brooks Postgame vs. LAC - 12/15/17
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Washington Post: Wizards blow big lead, manage to keep shorthanded Clippers at bay
Associated Press (AP): Wizards hold on to beat Clippers 100-91
UPI (The Sports Xchange): Washington Wizards hold on to defeat Los Angeles Clippers
Bullets Forever: Wizards vs. Clippers final score: Washington rides Mike Scott’s efficient night to 100-91 win
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LOCKED ON WIZARDS: LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-15-17 -- Mike Scott puts in work