Wizards beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95
WASHINGTON (AP) Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
Nene and Paul Pierce rested for the Wizards (4-1) and John Wall sat after the first quarter. Glen Rice Jr., who started for the injured Bradley Beal, didn’t return after spraining his right ankle in the third quarter.
Porter added eight rebounds -five offensive – and had four steals and four assists.
Dagan Yivzori led Maccabi with 23 points, going 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Maccabi made 12 3-pointers, including eight in the first half when it took a 55-54 lead.
Washington took the lead for good at 94-91 on Damion James’ 3-point play with 3:21 remaining.
Injured after landing on another player’s foot, Rice left the locker room wearing a boot on his swollen ankle. Wizards coach Randy Wittman labeled the second-year swingman’s status as day-to-day.