It’s still NBA preseason but why not take it as a preview of how Russel Westbrook will play with the Wizards. In his NBA debut as Wizards, Westbrook helped Thomas Bryant make 22 points to lead all the team roster in points.
Even though Detroit stormed back in the fourth, the Wizards managed to see out the match, winning 99–96. With late-game minutes being afforded to players fighting for rotation spots, Troy Brown Jr. impressed, finishing with nine points, three steals and 60-percent from three off the bench. In a backup role at the five, Robin Lopez had 13 points, three rebounds and made a three.