Washington tallied 42 points (15-23 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots across 42 minutes in Sunday's 127-126 win over the Kings.

Washington's previous career high for points in a game came back in his NBA debut versus the Bulls in October 2019, when he poured in 27 points. He had notched only two games of 20-plus points this season entering Sunday, but he blew up against the Kings, thriving while seeing more time at center in place of the injured Cody Zeller (hip). Washington won't be this good most nights -- he entered the game shooting only 43.7 percent from the field -- but his ability to supplement typically solid point totals with strong numbers on the boards and in the defensive categories makes him a clear must-roster player in 12-team leagues.

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