The Washington Wizards picked up a 122-118 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t all rosy in DC.
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Trailing 61-58 at halftime, the Wizards duo Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell reportedly had to be separated by their teammates at halftime after having a “physical altercation,” according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
According to Charania, Harrell was reportedly displeased with Caldwell-Pope for not passing the ball to him on a play before the halftime buzzer and on his way back to the locker room he exchanged words before things heated up and both players hit each other. each. . Neither of them connected and their teammates soon derailed the ‘fight’.
Both players played in the second half and finished in productive numbers as two of the team’s five players to record double figures on the night.
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Caldwell-Pope finished with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes, while Harrell added 12 points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes for the Wizards to have two straight wins.
Kyle Kuzma continued his strong scoring streak, leading the team with 29 points, five rebounds and three assists and Spencer Dinwiddie with 22 points, 10 assists and three rebounds while the Wizards, who did not have Bradley Beal (health and safety protocols) fell back above. 500.
They are now 21-20 on the season, good for ninth place in the Eastern Conference.