“We have an entire package, it involves Joel and the rest of the team. He didn’t play great, but no one else did either. The shots were there, the energy wasn’t, the pace wasn’t, the speed wasn’t, the passing wasn’t.”
“We didn’t play the two-man game at all. Again, we didn’t deserve to win the game,” Rivers added.
Washington played without Bradley Beal and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, both in the health and safety protocols.
The Wizards continued to play unselfish basketball with 30 assists, even missing two key players. “Offensively, we had a good flow, a good rhythm. We had 30 assists, so the ball was moving. We were able to put together three 30-plus-point quarters, which is a great sign. Our cutting, our movement, our spacing was correct and we had the willingness to try to make the right play time and time again.”
Spencer Dinwiddie also had 21 points and 12 assists in arguably his best all-around performance with the Wizards.