It was definitely a subpar performance from Hood, who is averaging 16.98 points per game so far this season. Meanwhile, the Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. John Wall led the Wizards with 35 points and 11 assists but committed eight of their 23 turnovers. Evan Fournier scored a team-high, twenty-one points, during their last game against the Bucks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Wizards had every reason to take the Jazz seriously after they were routed by 47 points in Utah last month.
That proved to be a huge shot because Washington turned the ball over on the next possession.
"Mental lapses, man. What do you want me to say?"
Washington trailed by 10 early in the fourth quarter before Wall hit a pair of 3-pointers during an 11-3 surge that gave the Wizards a one-point lead. He went 14-of-27 from the field, for a 51.9% field goal percentage; 4/7 from the line, 3/6 from three-point range. Rubio's jumper after one of the Wizards' nine turnovers in the quarter put the Jazz up 83-75. Ingles had 10 points. Udoh made his third start of the season. Already without C Rudy Gobert, Utah played without F/C Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain).
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rodney's phone slap will earn him at least a one game suspension? F Devin Robinson, Washington's lone two-way contract player, joined the Wizards for the first time this season. Hood was walking down the Jazz bench and toward the tunnel to the locker room, and as he got to the end of the bench a fan with a courtside seat had his phone out taking a video of Hood's walk of shame.
However, considering how poorly the Jazz have played on the road and how formidable the Washington Wizards have looked of late after winning seven of their last ten including big wins over the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, tonight's contest certainly figures to be more of a challenge.