Wizards Play Basketball For 40ish Minutes, Games Are Still 48 Minutes

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Monday, January 2, 2012


Washington Wizards 92, Boston Celtics 100

The Wizards played hard for most of the game but the Celtics were just too good down the stretch and they handed the Wizards their 5th straight loss, and 2nd to the Celts in two nights.  The Wizards remain winless despite playing their best game of the season on Monday night, breaking 90 for the first time.

The game started out odd as Flip Saunders argued a call in the first two minutes of the game and ended up getting ejected for 2 technicals.  Flip was gone, and the Wizards played better...is that a sign?

Andray Blatche played a good game, although mostly jumpers, and had 28 points and 9 boards.  McGee while failing to box out ever still picked up 14 boards and contributed some good offense, hitting a few jump hooks along the way to 17 points.

Wall had 11 points and 8 assists but was forced to do too much and it caught up to him in the form of 7 turnovers.  Wall was the reason the Wiz were in the game, but when he sat on the bench the Wizards did not have a backup point guard in place.  Instead they had Jordan Crawford turning the ball over and hogging the ball for the entire 24 seconds of the shot clock.  Shelvin Mack played 0 minutes.  WTF.

The Wizards "shooting guards" Young & Crawford combined for 4 for 20 shooting (20%) for 15 points.  Pathetic.  Are people done with Nick Young yet?

Trevor Booker & Singleton both bring energy off the bench but they still have some team defense deficiencies.  Rashard Lewis is just taking up space, although nobody is available to replace him, he played 40 minutes.

Next up is Dwight Howard and the Magic in FLA on Wednesday...ug...

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