What’s up with the Washington Wizards?
The Washington Wizards were once a 12-10 team beaming with potential. Kyle Kuzma had found the perfect role as the go-to guy on the offense, alternating bucket sequences with Bradley Beal. Kristaps Porzingis—when healthy—continues to show unicorn DNA when he dominates on the inside and then flashes out for deep 3s.
However, injuries again plagued the team and things went south. The Wizards lost 10 straight games, sending them further down the standings.
A huge win against the Phoenix Suns snapped the losing streak but whether or not things turn around for the Wizards remains to be seen.
What’s up with the Utah Jazz?
From being the hottest team in the league, things have started to cool down for the Utah Jazz. Just don’t tell that to budding All-Star Lauri Markkanen.
In a win against the Detroit Pistons, Markkanen dropped a 38-point game. Jarred Vanderbilt also put up a big 18-13-6 line. Keep an eye on him.
The Jazz have slipped to eighth in the West but that’s no reason to sleep on them. Utah can still turn it up offensively, especially against weak defensive teams.
Storyline to watch out for
Scorers will have a field day in this one. The Kuzma versus Clarkson shootout will be fun. The main event though will be the Markkanen-Porzingis banger.
These two stars have been compared to each other many times—buckle up for a show of two unicorns trying to outdo each other.
The Jazz are just a much deeper team than the struggling Wizards. Unless Beal or Kuz explode, Utah gets this one.