Despite not having John Wall and Bradley Beal missing 10 of his 13 shots and Kelly Oubre 11 of his 14, the Wizards pulled off a 21-point victory over the Bulls on Saturday night. A lot of credit for the win goes to Tomas Satoransky.
The 2012 second round pick scored a career-high 25 (topping his career-high 19 set one Saturday earlier) on 10-of-19 shooting, including 5-of-6 from three. He also dished out a team-high 6 assists before having to leave the game late in the fourth, when Bobby Portis committed a flagrant 2 foul on him. Portis was (unfairly) ejected and Satoransky was taken to the locker room with a bleeding temple.
“It was a basketball play to help my team try to stay in the game,” Portis said about the foul. “That’s what that was. No injury was intended on Satoransky. Just competing hard like I always do.”
Portis was also involved (but not at fault) in Wizards guard Tim Frazier taking an early leave. In the first half, Frazier collided with Portis’ knee and suffered a nasal fracture.
Any point guards out there looking for a job? The Wizards are hiring. They pay well and the job is only hazardous when Nikola Mirotic’s best friend is on the court (just kidding Bobby!).