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Wizards Come Out Flat To Set The Tone For Another Loss
Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Washington Wizards 83, Atlanta Hawks 101
The Wizards started off winning the tip which became a John Wall turnover which led to a layup at the other end. On the next possession Blatche took a 17 foot jumper which he proceeded to brick. The Hawks came down and hit a 3 pointer. Next possession McGee steps on the baseline, cue the Hawks, Marvin Williams hit a 3 pointer. The Wiz get it back and McGee misses another shot from 2 feet away which leads to ... a Hawks 3 pointer. 11-0 just two minutes into the game. Timeout Flip. Welcome to the Wizards 2011-12 season....
Is it ironic that Blatche after saying he was taking too many shots and wanted the ball in the post came out and took another 17 foot jumper? When that shot went up, Flip Saunders should have benched Andray's ass.
Later in the half Dray Day got it in the post! He made a move, pump faked, and did what he does. Missed a layup. What would Shaq do? Lay it in weakly I'm sure. Even John Wall tries to slam it down when he gets close to the rim. Oh Captain, My Captain, 4 points, 4 rebounds...
Andray finished shooting 15% -- Mostly Layups
Then there is Nick Young. The guy can shoot. But he doesn't do ANYTHING else. He doesn't produce assists, rebounds, or steals. He doesn't even shoot layups. Just jumpers. 21 points...great, you lost by 20.
This was the Wizards best offense...What happens if they double Lewis in the post. You have 3 terrible shooters waiting for the kickout?
Next up Friday night in Wisconsin against the Bucks...
Buck went with a "I'm Ron Burgundy?" quote...A+ Buck
McGee played well but also goal tended and never boxed out
Singleton was a good pickup
John Wall needs to finish and stop missing layups, even when fouled. He also needs to make a foul shot and maybe a jumper.
Shaq went to the game, Barkley did not
OMG is that Hawks in arena announcer annoying. Especially when he screams Threeeeee like a girl.