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Wizards lose final Summer League matchup in Vegas

July 14, 2017
The Wizards started off hot in the first half in the final game of Summer League 2017, but went cold in the second half, falling to the Timberwolves 80-73. All 16 Wizards players saw the floor during the game, with Danuel House Jr. leading the way with 13 points. Washington leaves Las Vegas with an 0-5 record, but Summer League is definitely not all about wins and losses; it's about player development. Here are some notes from the Wizards' final game in Vegas.

A tale of two halves

The Wizards finished the first half shooting 50% (18-for-36) from the field, including 88.9% (8-for-9) from beyond the arc. The offense was flowing and players were making their shots, especially from deep. That all changed in the second half as the Wizards would only make five of their 26 field goal attempts and miss all eight 3-point attempts. The offense became more stagnant and shots were just not falling. For Washington, that was partly a result of a lot of guys playing together who hadn't seen much playing time on the court at the same time while in Vegas. Credit the Timberwolves' defense for holding the Wizards' to that 19.2% shooting clip in the second half as well.

House, Keene, and Young provide offensive boost

Danuel House Jr. came back from a tough few games to score 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting. Marcus Keene continued to score in double figures with 12 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the first half. Mike Young, one of the Wizards' two two-way players, scored 11 points and looked a lot more comfortable on the floor than he did early in Summer League. 

Two-way Robinson

On Friday, the Wizards announced that Devin Robinson will be their second two-way player this season. Robinson would grab 10 rebounds, including four, in this game and was all over the place. He had an emphatic put-back dunk and a massive block during the game to go along with his four points. The Wizards love Robinson's potential and hope to see him continue to grow his offensive game and just gain experience in the G League this upcoming season. 

What's next?

With Summer League wrapped up, the Wizards will leave Las Vegas this weekend with training camp starting in late September. It's now time for Summer League players to keep working on their games over the summer and hope to get training camp invites around the league. 
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