Video: Jeff Green’s pass bounces off Lauri Markkanen’s foot and smashes his face
The Washington Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls on Saturday by a final score of 134-125, but Wizards forward Jeff Green found himself on the wrong end of a dicey pass a few minutes into the first quarter:
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Jeff Green went scoreless for the game, playing only nine minutes for the team before leaving the game with a hip injury. He pitched in with just three assists and one rebound.
A few days after completing a trade to send Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls in exchange for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, Washington made quick work of Porter and the Bulls.
Porter had 17 points in his second game with the Bulls after piecing 18 together in his debut on Friday, while Parker and Portis combined for 30 points to get some revenge on their former team.
“Games like this, you know, guys always have circled when guys are traded,” Bradley Beal told Jay Cohen of The Idaho Statesman. “You face the team that traded you, you always want to get a win for those guys. So we came with that mentality tonight.”
Beal notched 31 points for Washington in Portis and Parker’s return to Chicago.
“I got my first taste of the business side of basketball,” said Portis, who scored 30 points in Washington’s 119-106 victory over Cleveland on Friday night. “You don’t really get your way all the time. It’s not really your choice. I have to roll with it now.
The Wizards are 24-32 following the victory, currently holding the No. 10 spot in the Eastern Conference standings.