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Former BYU Forward Yoeli Childs Scores First NBA Points In Preseason Game Against Nets

Dec 13, 2020, 9:57 PM | Updated: 9:58 pm

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Chris Chiozza #4 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles the ball as Garrison Mathews #24 and Yoeli Childs #22 of the Washington Wizards defend during the second half at Barclays Center on December 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current Washington Wizards forward Yoeli Childs scored the first points as an NBA player during a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets hosted the Wizards at Barclays Center on Sunday, December 13.

Childs made his first NBA basket on a putback from a missed free throw by Washington’s Garrison Mathews with 5:07 remaining in the game.

The former BYU star first checked into the game with 6:3o left in the fourth quarter.

Childs ended the game with three points on 1-4 shooting. He was 1-2 from the foul line.

In addition to his scoring total, Childs pulled down five rebounds during his seven minutes of action.

Despite turning the ball over twice, he had a plus-two, plus-minus rating during his time on the court.

Washington ended up falling 119-114 to Brooklyn.

It was the first preseason game for the Wizards.

Washington’s next preseason game is against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, December 17 at 5 p.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on NBA League Pass.

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