The 2022-23 NBA preseason game slate has begun, starting off overseas, with the Warriors facing the Wizards in Japan. Via the Bay Area News Group:
James Wiseman had butterflies when he checked into Friday’s preseason opener in the first quarter and for good reason.
Not only did Wiseman have to wait 1 1/2 years to suit back up for the Warriors, but Friday night also was the first time he’s ever played an NBA game in front of a full arena.
And boy, did Wiseman give the crowd of more than 20,000 engaged fans a lot to cheer about.
Wiseman made his 7-foot presence known in the Warriors’ 96-87 win over the Washington Wizards, throwing down five dunks, including an alley-oop in the second quarter off an assist from Steph Curry.
Wiseman finished with a game-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting. He also grabbed nine rebounds playing just under 24 minutes off the bench.
Image Source: James Wiseman @ Instagram