MATCHUP OF THE GAME
Trevor Ariza has had a weird career. He's either been really good or really bad. This year is one of the years in which he's been really good. He's probably the most underrated part of Washington's success. He's finally seemed to figure out how to hit threes consistently and is making them at a career rate (an excellent 42.2% on 6 attempts a game). He's also a good perimeter defender. Rudy was shut down by Ariza back on February 9th, shooting just 2-11 from the field. Ariza didn't fare much better on the other end (2-11) himself, but the Kings won't win many games if Rudy can't get going since he's such a big part of this offense.
Kings 107, Wizards 103 as DeMarcus Cousins miraculously recovers from his knee tankinitis