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Russell Westbrook stars in the Wizards’ win whereas Durant continues incredible run for the Nets!

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On Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards played the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. After missing five games due to a sore hip, Bradley Beal rejoined Russell Westbrook for the first time.

Rui Hachimura, meanwhile, returned to the Wizards’ lineup after missing the previous two games due to right shoulder tightness.

THE WIZARDS WON 131-116 OVER THE ORLANDO MAGIC, ENDING THEIR FOUR-GAME LOSING STREAK.

Both teams started strong in the first quarter, with the Wizards leading by just one point. In the second quarter, the Wizards got hot, shooting 12 of 21 from the field and 7-9 from beyond the arc.

With 9:35 left in the second quarter, Garrison Mathews and Raul Neto of the Wizards combined for an 11-0 run to give Washington a 45-35 lead. With five minutes remaining in the first half, the Wizards had outscored them 24-12 and led 73-60 at the break.
Following that, the Wizards’ amazing offense proceeded, with Beal and Davis Bertans hitting three-pointers on three consecutive Wizards possessions.

With 3:39 remaining in the third period, they had extended their lead to 21 points. Orlando, on the other hand, started to rally, going on a 15-2 run in the final seconds of the third quarter to cut the deficit to eight points. The Wizards’ lead had been reduced to four points as they entered the fourth quarter, thanks to a 3-pointer by R.J. Hampton of the Magic.

Orlando, on the other hand, was unable to surpass Washington’s lead. Beal made a layup with 5:46 left in the game. And he started a 16-2 run that put the Wizards up 20 points with two minutes remaining, securing the victory.

In the Wizards’ victory, Russell records his 20th triple-double. The Wizards used their amazing shooting to defeat the Magic and win the game. The Wizards shot 57.6 percent from the field, which is a new season-high in this category.

In reality, they surpassed their previous high of 55.6 percent against the Pacers last week. Washington also shot 19-36 from three-point range, setting a new season-high in 3-pointers made and finishing one shot shy of tying the franchise’s all-time high.

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RUSSELL WESTBROOK, THE KING OF THE TRIPLE-DOUBLE, PUT ANOTHER TRIPLE-DOUBLE UNDER HIS BELT TO GIVE THE WIZARDS A 15-POINT WIN.

He recorded his 20th triple-double of the season with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 15 assists. He’s now had triple-doubles in nine of his last twelve games. Westbrook nearly had a triple-double against the Magic in the second half, with 10 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists.
He’s now had four seasons of 20 or more triple-doubles. Similarly, he is second only to Oscar Robertson in terms of the most such seasons in NBA history, with five.

Similarly, he now trails Robertson by 15 triple-doubles for the most in NBA history. Just nine current players have amassed a total of 20 triple-doubles over the course of their careers. In just his 43rd game of the season, he recorded his 20th triple-double, the third-fastest rate in NBA history. In 1961-62, Oscar Robertson did it in 32 games, and in 2016-17, Russell Westbrook did it in 42 games. The offensive prowess of the Wizards.

In addition to Westbrook, Wizards guard Bradley Beal scored a game-high 26 points in his return from a five-game absence due to a right hip contusion. Beal finished with 30 minutes, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, becoming one of only three Wizards to score over 200 points.

Rui Hachimura, meanwhile, has recovered from injury. Including the fact that he only had nine points, However, he had a strong defensive game, with seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 30 minutes.
Davis Bertans was the only other player to score more than 20 points, with a total of 22.

Terrence Ross, on the other hand, led the Magic with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Mo Bamba scored 19 points, and Wendell Carter Jr. scored 15 points out of a total of 116 points. On Saturday, the Wizards will face the Golden State Warriors, while the Magic will face the Indiana Pacers. The return of Kevin Durant in the Nets’ victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

On Wednesday night, the Nets got their most anticipated return when star player Kevin Durant took the court for the first time. The Nets won 21 of their last 25 games when Durant was out with a hamstring strain and missed 23 games.

AT BARCLAYS CENTER, DURANT GAVE AN AMAZING OFFENSIVE SHOW AS THE NETS BEAT THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS, 139-111.

In the second quarter, the Nets superstar came off the bench to a standing ovation from the Barclays Center crowd.
Fans were overjoyed to see their favorite player return to the court. Durant, likewise, put on a fantastic show for the Nets’ fans.

Durant finished 19 minutes with 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, and five assists. Durant entered the game with 7:37 left in the second quarter and made his first shot, a mid-range jumper, to score his first points.

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After being fouled, he made three free throws and scored in transition to bring the Nets up 63-50. He played the rest of the half and scored nine points before the break.

“It was great to see him again. It’s been a long absence that no one could have imagined when it first occurred. We’re just glad he felt fine, played well, and is back with us. “Seeing the smile on his face meant a lot to me,” Nash said.

“I’m ecstatic for him. He is more passionate about the game than anything else, and he needs to be out there playing.” Griffin said of Durant’s return, “I thought he was very, very fine.” “It’s nuts after missing two months and looking so relaxed.” Kyrie continues to stand in for James Harden, who is out with an injury.

Kyrie Irving, in addition to Durant, had an outstanding game, leading Brooklyn with 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-6 3-pointers, and six assists.

IRVING HAS STEPPED UP FOR THE NETS AND IS DOMINATING THE OPPONENTS TO GIVE THE NETS WINS EVER SINCE JAMES HARDEN MISSED GAMES DUE TO INJURY.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points in 30 minutes, shooting 8-of-12 from the field and making both of his 3-point attempts, for a total of 24 points, six assists, and two rebounds.
Jeff Green had 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists to go along with Joe Harris’ 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Blake Griffin had 10 points and Chris Chiozza had 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

Bledsoe, on the other hand, scored 26 points in 29 minutes before being ejected for two technical fouls. Williamson, meanwhile, had 16 points, four rebounds, and six assists in 23 minutes.

New Orleans drops to 22-29 on the season, putting them in 10th place in the Western Conference.

The Nets will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, while the Pelicans will face another top team in the Philadelphia 76ers.

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