Bobby Portis goes for 30 in Wizards debut

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New team, who dis? 

Well, welcome to Washington, Bobby Portis

In his Wizards debut, Portis poured in 30 points in 27 minutes off the bench.

After arriving in a trade that saw Otto Porter leave for Chicago, Portis made his mark immediately, going 6-for-6 from the floor and scoring 16 points in the opening quarter.

Bobby Portis (16 PTS) goes 6-6 from the field in the 1st quarter of his @WashWizards debut! #DCFamily----: https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/mNNqghpwcd

— NBA (@NBA) February 9, 2019

"I just told Bobby at halftime that he got 18, (and) if you don’t finish with 30, you’re a punk,” John Wall said after the game

Portis didn't disappoint Wall and became the first player in NBA history with back-to-back 30-point games for different franchises in the same season, per Elias.
Not to be outdone, Jabari Parker who came to Washington in the same deal, filled the box score with 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 7 points, and 3 steals in 23 minutes off the bench.

Is that Giannis or Jabari Parker?! pic.twitter.com/xPIYZ8rUmC

— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) February 9, 2019

The Wizards would go on to beat the hapless Cavaliers 119-106, to improve to 23-32 on the season.  

30 points and a W in @BPortistime’s debut! #WizCavs | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/X5hx8HX3wQ

— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 9, 2019

“He was a great pickup, and that’s an understatement,” head coach Scott Brooks said postgame. “Great pickup. I won’t expect him to have 30 every night, but I like how he plays. He knows how to play. He plays hard."

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