Nick Young is key player for Wizards to get win

Posted by puguh on Thursday, January 13, 2011

The best performance of Nick Young's four-year NBA career helped the Washington Wizards escape with a wild overtime victory in their latest game. It might take something truly superhuman to lift the Wizards to a road victory.

Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Match : NBA Regular Season Matchup
Schedule : 8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2011
Stadium : Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

Washington tries to build off Young's 43-point effort and avoid falling to 0-19 away from home Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost five in a row and will likely be without Michael Beasley.

The trade of Gilbert Arenas in mid-December left a spot in the starting lineup open for Young, but the 6-foot-7 guard didn't made a huge difference in his first 11 games as a starter.

Young was averaging 13.6 points and taking 10.7 shots in 23.5 minutes per game off the bench, and though he upped his scoring average to 18.4 as a starter, he was taking 17.1 shots per contest while playing an average of 36.7 minutes.

He couldn't have been much more efficient Tuesday against Sacramento, however. Young's 43 points -- 10 better than his previous career high -- came on just 22 field-goal attempts, making 7 of 10 3-pointers to lift Washington (10-26) to a 136-133 overtime win.

Watch Wizards vs Timberwolves live stream TV online free on 1/13.

Source : ESPN

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