Tomas Satoransky drops first career triple-double in Wizards’ win over Bucks
The Washington Wizards have beaten two of the best teams in the NBA in less than a week. Just recently, they took down the West’s third best team in the Oklahoma City Thunder, 116-98, and earned their first ever win at Chesapeake Energy Arena. And on Friday night, they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-106, behind a career night for Tomas Satoransky, who notched his first career triple-double.
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Satoransky shot 7-of-10 from the field, including 2-of-3 from deep. He also had two steals.
Of course, his teammates were happy for him.
The Wizards are so hyped for Tomas Satoransky after he got his first career triple-double ❤️
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The Wizards relied heavily on their starters, who all scored in double-figures in their win. Bradley Beal put up a game-high 32 points while adding seven assists and five rebounds. Trevor Ariza and Jeff Green had 20 points each.
The Bucks were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo who’s dealing with a bruised hip. Khris Middleton tried to fill the void, putting up 25 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. But no other player from the team scored more than 20 points. Eric Bledsoe almost had a triple-double with 18 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists while Malcolm Brogdon added 15 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.
Satoransky, a late second-round pick by the Wizards in the 2012 draft, didn’t play in the NBA until the 2016-17 season. Over the last three years, his role with Washington kept growing. As of this writing, he is averaging 7.1 points per game on close to 50 percent shooting from the field, including 40.8 shooting from deep.
The Wizards, who lost John Wall to a season-ending injury, is making a strong effort to make the playoffs this year.