Wizards 94, Sixers 101

Another sloppy mess translates to a second straight preseason loss, as the Washington Wizards will bravely head winless into the regular season. A few quick thoughts after the jump.


  • For a second straight game, John Wall looked more hesitant than one would like their franchise point guard to be. In 28 minutes of action he went 5-14 from the floor for 17 points (7-7 from the charity stripe), four turnovers, and three assists. Not good for business.
  • Over the summer Jordan Crawford declared he’d end up having a better career than Michael Jordan. Tonight, in a performance that would barely pass as equal to the man’s son, Crawford missed 15 of his 21 shots while looking like a player who barely recognizes the concept of team dependency. Crawford also missed two wide open three-pointers from the corner with under a minute left and the game within reach. One off the side of the backboard, and the other short off the rim.
  • JaVale McGee flashed brilliance on the defensive end, swatting shots all over the court and altering any attack that neared his range. He led all scorers with 20 points. Most were ugly, but points are points.
  • 23 minutes, 0-3 from the field, a team worst +/- of -19, five fouls, 0 points. Can anything be worse than this line? Not the best from rookie Chris Singleton.
  • Jan Vesely did not play. That makes sense.
  • Nick Young saw a little bit of action, making 1-4 three-pointers and scoring eight points in 15 minutes.

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