The IronDoom: Israeli NBA star secures 13 rebounds, first double-double of the season

Deni Avdija sets a new personal rebound record, adding 12 points during the Wizards' 106-102 win against the Hornets; 'Crispy double-double for IronDoom Deni Avdija,' former Wizards player tweets

Dennis Bihler|
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija, who plays for NBA's Washington Wizards, grabbed 13 rebounds during the team's 106-102 victory on Sunday against the Hornets, securing his first double-double of the 2022-23 season.
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  • The 21-year-old also set a personal campaign-high rebound count, beating his previous 10-rebound record on November 6 against Memphis, and October 21 against Chicago.
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    שחקן וושינגטון וויזארדס דני אבדיה
    שחקן וושינגטון וויזארדס דני אבדיה
    Deni Avdija
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    The Israeli star also notched 12 points (6 from 11 FG, 0 from 3 3Pt, and 0-1 FT), and had one assist and one block in 31 minutes of game time.
    Even former Wizards player, Marcin Gortat was impressed with Avdija's performance and tweeted: "Crispy double-double for 'IronDoom' Deni Avdija."
    Avdija has now scored in double figures in five of his last six games. Monté Morris's absences allowed Avdija to run the game more than usual and lead offensive plays.
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    Deni Avdija
    Deni Avdija
    Deni Avdija
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    The Wizards' star suffered a dislocated left pinkie finger in Friday's 107-106 overtime win over the Miami Heat, a game in which he finished with three points, three assists, and one rebound in 14 minutes.
    The injury cut his night short, but it looks like he is back on track. This would be Avdija's third season at the NBA, as he hopes to continue his improvement and prove he belongs to the world's best basketball league.
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