Smith tallied 18 points (7-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals in 32 minutes during Friday's 118-107 loss to the Pelicans. The Wizards are playing with an eye towards next season and, accordingly, have given Smith three straight starts as the season winds down. The 32-year-old has performed admirably, but the double-double he put up here was his best game since the NBA restarted. He'll look to continue that momentum against Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Smith will get the starting nod at point guard Monday against Indiana, Ava Wallace of the Washington Post reports. Shabazz Napier started the first two seeding games, but coach Scott Brooks will roll with Smith on Monday, saying he wants to see how both guards function with different units. Smith played 27 and 28 minutes off the bench in the Wizards' first two games, so his workload likely won't increase dramatically.
Smith supplied 14 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 118-110 loss to the Nets. Smith continues to do an impressive job spearheading the team's second unit. He turned in a solid showing against the Suns on Friday as well, finishing with 17 points, seven dimes and four boards in 27 minutes, and Smith will seek to keep it rolling during Monday's contest against the Pacers.
Smith delivered 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and two steals across 19 minutes in Wednesday's 89-82 scrimmage loss to the Nuggets. A healthy Smith is pleasant news for the Wizards, who are without the services of John Wall (Achilles) and Bradley Beal (shoulder). Smith missed the last four games in March due to a left hamstring injury, but he appeared to play pain-free Wednesday. Expect Smith and Shabazz Napier to split point guard duties during the restart. Napier drew the start Wednesday, though he played just 17 minutes to Smith's 19.
Smith (hamstring) will remain out Tuesday against the Knicks. Smith's sore left hamstring will cost him a fourth consecutive game, meaning Shabazz Napier should retain his hold on the lion's share of point guard minutes. If Jerome Robinson (Achilles) is cleared to play, he could also see a boost in playing time.
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