Garrison Mathews totaled 22 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT), two rebounds, two steals, and an assist across 23 minutes in the Wizards’ 128-124 loss to the Heat on Saturday.
After scoring just seven points across 20 minutes prior to Saturday's contest, Mathews' number was called with multiple absences in the Wizards' rotation. The team went 12 deep and played a competitive game with the Heat thanks to guys like Mathews stepping up. In games where Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal both play, Mathews is likely to revert back to a minimal role. Saturday's outburst will likely be more of an outlier rather than the new norm.