Mathews is averaging 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers in 18.3 minutes per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from downtown in his nine contests since entering the starting five. Mathews delivered his best outing of the nine starts in Saturday's 128-112 win over the Timberwolves, grabbing a career-high nine rebounds while pouring in 18 points on a trio of three-pointers and a 7-for-7 showing from the free-throw line. With at least two triples in four straight games, Mathews has emerged as a useful streamer in that category, but that's about the extent of his fantasy value while high-usage guards Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook are both healthy.
Mathews will start Monday's game against the Rockets, Ava Wallace of the Washington Post reports. Mathews sustained a bruised thigh during Sunday's win over Boston, but it won't prevent him from making his third consecutive start at small forward. Mathews was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in 20 minutes Sunday, but he went for 14 points while doing 4-for-10 from three-point land in 25 minutes Friday night against New York.
The Wizards list Mathews as questionable for Monday's game against the Rockets with a right quadriceps contusion. Mathews is tending to the injury in the aftermath of Sunday's 104-91 win over the Celtics. The second-year wing retained his spot in the starting five over Davis Bertans in the contest, logging 20 minutes and finishing with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and two steals. Bertans or Deni Avdija would likely pick up the start at small forward if Mathews can't play Monday.
Mathews will start Sunday's game against the Celtics, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old made a spot start Friday with Bradley Beal (rest) sitting out, and he'll remain in the lineup Sunday despite Beal retaking the court. Mathews saw a major bump in playing time with 25 minutes and had 14 points (4-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two blocks and one rebound, though it was his increased effort that led coach Scott Brooks to keep him in the starting five, per Ava Wallace of The Washington Post.
Mathews added 14 points (4-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two blocks and one rebound over 25 minutes in the Wizards' 109-91 loss to the Knicks on Friday. Making his first career start in place of Bradley Beal (rest), Mathews made the most of it. His 13 shot attempts were second on the team behind Russell Westbrook and he led the Wizards in three-pointers made. Prior to this spot start, Mathews totaled just 26 points across six February games.
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