The Trailblazers were playing the second game of a back to back. The previous night they were down almost 40 points to the Boston Celtics at one point in the game. The Wizards were coming off of 2 days rest. The previous game they defeated the Lakers after a huge comeback and playoff style basketball.
That Lakers game was the Wizards championship. That was the peak of the season. From here on out it is back to the usual Wizards basketball. Basketball that features Nick Young firing up sixteen bombs and making only 4 which is 25%. Basketball that features Jordan Crawford throwing pointless no look passes and taking terrible shots (3 for 10). Basketball that features Andray Blatche scoring 2 points in 15 minutes. Basketball that features, or should I say "doesn't feature", the 6th pick in the draft Jan Vesely.
The Wizards were playing College style defense against the Lakers in the 2nd half, but they were playing Matador defense against the Blazers. Aldridge just walked up to the basket at will to slam it in when he felt like it. J Crawford scored 23...wrong J Crawford. Felton did what guards do against John Wall, scored 11 points above his season average.
Once again Wall had to lead the team by driving to the basket and falling on the ground. He scored 25 but he clearly has no help. Monday night's game in San Antonio should be fun...