Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma continues to show the world he can thrive away from the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James was made witness too as he drained the game-winning three to beat the Detroit Pistons in overtime.
Check out Kyle Kuzma save the Wizards with his clutch heroics:
🔥 KYLE KUZMA 🔥
The Wizards found their savior to escape the Pistons in OT 🙌pic.twitter.com/5xwQYmcq3G
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 9, 2021
LeBron couldn’t help but echo literally every Wizards fans’ collective reaction after the shot with just three magic letters. Extend them as you like, King James.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 9, 2021
The Wizards have thrived in these close encounters. They own the NBA’s best record at 12-1 in clutch games with the score within five at any point in a game’s final five minutes, even higher than the Phoenix Suns’ 11-1 mark despite having a much better record than Washington.
Kyle Kuzma has been the definition of clutch in D.C. this season and been a huge part of their crunch time success. He’s made dagger after dagger for them in various late-game affairs.
The win was sorely needed for a Wizards side that had been on a three-game losing streak and slowly losing their high spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Losing to a Pistons side that came in on a nine-game losing streak would have been catastrophic.
The Wizards now enter a crucial stretch in their schedule as they face a slate of Western Conference contenders that will look to challenge their status as a playoff team in the East.