Wizards bench is magical as Washington drops Wolves


Washington Wizards 104

Minnesota Timberwolves 98

Even after a couple of days off the Minnesota Timberwolves were no match for the Washington Wizards, falling 104-98 at Target Center Wednesday night.

1. Washington's bench big in victory

The Wolves, who have one of the most productive benches in the NBA this season, saw their reserves get overmatched Wednesday night. Minnesota's bench was outscored 64-18.

Bradley Beal came off the bench to led all Wizards with 26 points. Minneapolis native Alan Anderson also played a big role, finishing with 18.

2. Wizards put together late run in third

Washington used an 8-0 run to finish the third quarter, breaking a 77-all tie to take an eight point lead into the fourth.


The Wizards stretched the run to 15-4 through the first four minutes of the fourth quarter and Minnesota was never able to come back.

3. Back-to-back big nights for Rubio

Ok, so it was Ricky Rubio tonight, not Marco Rubio, but the Wolves point guard seemed inspired. He finished the night with a team-high 22 points.

Rubio even hit a few tough shots in the game.


He also had six rebounds and three assists to go with the 22 points.

Tweet of the Night:

There are still a few good guys left!


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The Wolves (19-42) play at Milwaukee on Friday night.

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