Tomas Satoransky thinks fact that Wizards are best 4th-quarter team is ‘weird’
The Washington Wizards have struggled to find their footing this season, and are currently sitting on a 19-26 record.
This is why it came as a surprise to Wizards point guard Tomas Satoransky when he learned that statistically, Washington is currently the best fourth-quarter team in the entire league.
Really enjoyed Tomas Satoransky's reaction to learning the Wizards are statistically the best fourth quarter team in the NBA: "Oh, that's weird."
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) January 20, 2019
Satoransky was being refreshingly honest here, as he obviously had no clue that his team was in the upper echelon of the NBA when it comes to the fourth and final quarter of games. Considering how the Wizards have been so horrible this season, this statistical anomaly is definitely one that is not expected.
Nonetheless, despite their current standing, the Wizards are actually just two and a half games outside the Playoffs picture in the East. All is not lost this year, and perhaps, the team’s ability to step up in the clutch is exactly why Washington is still hanging in there.
For his part, Satoransky has heeded the call since superstar point guard John Wall went down for the remainder of the season after getting surgery on his left heel. Satoransky was the next man up and has been doing a relatively impressive job as a fill-in starter.
Since Wall’s injury in late December, Satoransky has averaged 11.0 points (on 45.2 percent shooting), 1.3 three-pointers, 4.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.3 steals, and just 1.6 turnovers in 31.8 minutes of action.
It’s still going to be a long journey ahead for Satoransky and the Wizards, but if they are somehow able to sustain their impressive ability to close out games, then a trip to the postseason should still be attainable.