D.C.: Still in a pandemic

January 25, 2021
The GIST: Spirit defender Emily Sonnet is brightening our day with her skilled moves. The Wizards and Capitals? Not so much.
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D.C.: Still in a pandemic
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🏀Wizards: For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Wizards finally played a game. They surprisingly hung with the San Antonio Spurs through three quarters, but ultimately fell 121–101 last night. To be fair, the loss was expected due to rust and six players still out under health and safety protocols.

  • On the (sort of) bright side, Russell Westbrook returned from a quad injury for his first game since January 8th, but only shot 3 of 11 from the field. Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets — the first time since the trade that Westbrook and former Wizard John Wall play their old teams — should be interesting.

🏒Capitals: The Caps seem to love overtime and shootouts, but our poor nerves do not. The undermanned Caps lost 4–3 to the Buffalo Sabres yesterday in another shootout, spoiling 20-year-old forward Connor McMichael’s NHL debut. Still, it’s a point. We’ll take it.

Given their limited personnel, the Caps are faring alright on the ice. Due to COVID-19 protocols, four players — including forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov — are ruled out for at least two more games. Sigh.