Jacob Raim - WashingtonWizards.com
The west coast road trip concluded 2-3, with wins over two potential Western Conference playoff teams in Denver and Portland. The three losses were by a combined 12 points, with none of them being decided until late in the fourth quarter. With a little bit of luck, the trip easily could've ended 3-2 or 4-1 for the Wizards. Here are some stats to peruse from the five game west coast swing:
- Whether it was the wrist bothering him or something else, Beal's scoring went down over the course of the trip. Over the first two games (before he got hurt), he scored 49 points and over the next three he had 27. Seraphin also did most of his damage over the first two games scoring 34 points in the first two and only 14 over the final three.
- Beal still led the team in scoring on the trip at 15.2 ppg. Wall, Nene and Webster also averaged double figures.
- Wall, Webster, and Beal all scored in double figures in every game but one.
- Beal was also the only Wizard to play over 30 minutes a game.
- The Wizards were well over their season average of 34% from three point range every game. The barrage was led by Beal shooting 54%, Webster shooting 48% and Price shooting 46%.
- In both games the Wizards won, they turned the ball over more than their opponent.
- In all three losses, the opposition significantly outscored the Wizards in the paint.
- Webster was the only player to be 0 or above in terms of +/- in every game.
- Wall and Okafor tied for the highest efficiency rating on the trip at 16.2.
- Okafor was also the only player to average double digit rebounds at 11.4. Nene was next at 7.4.
- The Wizards won the rebounding battle in their two wins and lost or tied it in their three losses.
- With the exception of the Portland game, Wall had at least 14 points and 6 assists in each game. He average 7.4 assists for the trip.
- With the exception of the Utah game, the Wizards bench outscored their opponents bench in every game.