Wiz Force Overtime But Can't Top Celtics
Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Chris Singleton slammed a dunk over Kevin Garnett who was moving out of the way, tying the game with 9 seconds left eventually sending the game to overtime. However, the Wizards couldn't pull off the win after not being able to get off many good shots in the extra period.
The Wizards started the game much like that have in the past, down 11-2 with only a few minutes past. However the Wiz kept it close for most of the game, and after the Celtics began to pull away in the 4th quarter, the Wizards stepped up to send the game to OT.
It was a miracle that the Wizards even made it to the overtime after several bad turnovers in the final 4 minutes. The Celtics were abusing Kevin Seraphin who turned it over 3 times in the final few minutes.
Chris Singleton turned out to be a huge spark for the Wizards in the 4th quarter. With his teammates standing around and jacking up jumpers, Singleton drove to the hoop scoring several layups and pushed the team forward with his hustle that culminated with a slam dunk to tie the game with 9 seconds left. He finished the 4th quarter with 12 points in the period.
The Wizards offense outside of Singleton and Kevin Seraphin (16 pts, 9 reb) was firing up jump shots with plenty of time on the shot clock. The lack of driving to the hoop left the Wizards with 0 free throw attempts almost halfway into the 3rd quarter. The Wiz attempted 7 foul shots in the game, the Celtics 34.
AJ Price and Janero Pargo are not starting (or backup) caliber NBA point guards. They both were turnover machines and each took their share of OMG jump shots. Plus look at this awful play by AJ Price. (Price did finish with 15 points, but lots of random shots)
Brad Beal finally showed some shot-making ability (and not really any other aspects of his game) finishing with 16 points on 6-15 shooting (after starting 2-11).
Seraphin and Price combined for 12 turnovers (6 each)
Next up the Wiz get the Bucks on Friday night at Verizon...