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Davis Bertans shines, but Wizards fall to Bulls in OT

Wizards forward scores 26 points filling in for Rui Hachimura in starting lineup Wednesday night.

Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans dribbles as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams defends dubbing the second half at Capital One Arena. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Chicago won an overtime thriller against Washington 110-109 Tuesday, and it came down to the last shot Capital One Arena. Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. showed up in the clutch and sank the game-winning layup, ending the night with 30.25 DKFP. Chicago’s late-game efforts were good enough to hold off Washington’s early shooting prowess.

Wizards SF/PF Davis Bertans ($6,500) has been making a name for himself as a sharpshooter this year, but he kicked off his team’s Wednesday night matchup against the Bulls on a ridiculous tear. The stretch big netted shots from beyond the arc and snagged six rebounds in the first half of the contest. He also contributed one block and one steal to the stat sheet, accounting for 35 DKFP at the break. Bertans slowed down considerably in the second half, finishing with 43.25 DKFP in 37 minutes.

The absence of Rui Hachimura (groin) appears to have freed up Bertans to take on a bigger offensive role for Washington. Bradley Beal ($9,500) trailed Bertans in offensive production in the first half, tallying eight points, two rebounds, and four assists for 17 DKFP. But his second half surge saw him end his night with a 22-7-7 stat line and a team-high 45.25 DKFP.

Chicago was led by Lauri Markkanen, who scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting in route to 25.25 DKFP in the first half of the contest. He built on that as the game went on and had the more DKFP (49.25) than any player in the contest. He Markkanen tallied a game-high 31 points and nine rebounds.

Zach LaVine was also a notable performer, pouring in 24 points with five rebounds and five assists for 42.75 DKFP.