Recapping Week 4 in the NBA

Boston Celtics shine as Detroit Pistons and Bucks Fall

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter

Week four in the NBA has ended with the Boston Celtics topping the Eastern Conference with an 11-3 record. The Portland Trail Blazers top the Western Conference with a 9-4 record.

The worst team in the NBA is the Houston Rockets, who have a record of 2-12. The Sacramento Kings and De’Aaron Fox are currently on a three-game winning streak to climb the standings in the West, bringing their record to 6-6. On the Eastern side, the Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum are on a seven-game winning streak to reach first in the conference. The Washington Wizards are also on a four-game winning streak with the help of Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis to bring the Wizards to fifth place with an 8-6 record. 

Washington Wizards (8-6):

The Washington Wizards are currently fifth-best in the Eastern Conference after a perfect week four to bring their season record to 8-6. In week four, the Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies to take a four-game winning streak into week five.

The Wizards are led by Beal, Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma. Beal is averaging 21.6 points along with 5.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds. Porzingis is averaging 20.5 points with 8.2 rebounds and two assists. Kuzma is scoring 18.4 points along with 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists. 

In week five the Wizards will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets. 

Sacramento Kings (6-6):

With the help of Fox and Domantas Sabonis, the Kings hold a record of 6-6 after going on a three-game winning streak during week four. The Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. Fox has scored 30 points or more in four games so far this season for the Kings.

Fox leads the Kings with 25.5 points per game as well as five rebounds and six assists. Sabonis is second in scoring for the Kings with 17.9 points a game as well as 11 rebounds and six assists. Kevin Huerter also is averaging 16.6 points for the Kings. 

In week five the Kings will take on the Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons. 

Boston Celtics (11-3):

Currently on a seven-game winning streak is the Boston Celtics, who had a perfect week four after taking down the Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons twice, Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder. Tatum has scored 40 or more in two games already this season, and has scored 30 or more in seven.

Tatum leads the way for the Celtics, averaging 31.9 points per game with seven rebounds and four assists. Close behind is Jaylen Brown, averaging 25.4 per game with seven rebounds and four assists. In week five the Celtics will take on the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls.