Washington D.C.: Wizards comeback to beat Hornets

May 17, 2021
Weekend action from Wizards, Capitals, Spirit, and Mystics in D.C.
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Washington D.C.: Wizards comeback to beat Hornets
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🏀Wizards: Thanks to Bradley Beal’s 20 second-half points, the Wizards earned a comeback 115–110 win over the Charlotte Hornets yesterday, securing Washington’s No. 8 seed ahead of the play-in tournament. Two opportunities to earn a spot in the playoffs? We’ll take it.

🏒Capitals: In Game 1 of their first playoff series on Saturday, the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 3–2, thanks to Nic Dowd’s game-winning slapper. For his part, after starter Vitek Vanecek got injured, veteran goalie Craig Anderson filled in and saved the game for the Caps, stopping 21 of 22 shots.

  • The game was only Anderson’s fifth time in goal this season, and the victory made him the oldest goalie in Cap history to record a postseason win. Like we keep hearing, there’s no age limit to being great. Game 2’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.

⚽️Spirit: The Spirit opened their regular season with a 1–1 draw with the Orlando Pride last night. Washington’s lone goal was scored by Ashley Hatch who, two minutes before, was given a yellow card. Scoring with a side of sass.

🏀Mystics: The Mystics — who might we remind you are still without star Elena Delle Donne (EDD) — took a beating from the Chicago Sky on Saturday, losing 70–56. Center Tina Charles stepped up with 14 points and six rebounds, but with EDD likely out for at least a few more games, it might be a slow start for our women. Sigh.