Singleton making a case for more minutes

Singleton making a case for more minutes
October 25, 2012, 9:45 am
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Wizards-Heat preseason game highlights

Cut off to the right on the perimeter by Heat defender Dwyane Wade, Wizards' forward Chris Singleton took the path to the left and, with an accelerated dribble, the 6'-9" forward soared up and with the right hand threw down an authoritative dunk over help side defender Chris Bosh. Singleton's dunk got the Wizards’ bench out of their seats and sparked the team’s 101-94 pre-season, come-from-behind win over Miami in Kansas City Wednesday night.

"I didn't know it was that nasty until my teammates told me about it," Singleton said. The second-year pro finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds in the win.

Singleton started 53 games for the Wizards last season but only averaged 5 points and 4 rebounds and he is fighting for a starting job this pre-season.

"He's playing with a lot of confidence right now," Wizards’ coach Randy Wittman said.

Singleton had a reputation as a defensive stalwart when he was drafted by the Wizards with the 18th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, but he is starting to show he has some offensive explosiveness.

"When you’re on the court you have to make a statement," Singleton said. With that slam, Singleton certainly did.

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