Not Much Of A War

Remember the win on Saturday night over the Cavaliers? Remember that feeling? Well, me neither. All those positive thoughts and memories of Saturday night’s victory over Cleveland are all gone after tonight’s 120 to 100 home loss to the Golden State Warriors.

So let’s not waste any time. To the Bullets Points we go. . .

  • The Wizards got off to a rough start again, allowing the Warriors to score 41 first quarter points after Monta Ellis made a long three falling away right at the buzzer. The defense “tightened up” in the second and third quarters when the Warriors only scored 24 points in each.
  • Rashard Lewis missed his fourth straight game with a sore left knee.
  • Even though Nick Young led the Wizards with 25 points, John Wall once again had no help. While the Wizards have had their struggles in the first quarters of games recently, it was noticeable from the start tonight that they were out of it — except for John Wall, as usual. Wall had another great individual game with 20 points (7/10 shooting), 14 assists, six rebounds, and only two turnovers in 38 minutes.
  • Wall’s starting backcourt mate, Jordan Crawford, who has been hot in recent weeks cooled off in a major way tonight. He got off to an 0 for 5 start before making his first field goal and finished shooting 2 for 13 and only scored 5 points.
  • As Adam McGinnis of TruthAboutIt.net pointed out, Golden State made 15 three-pointers and the Wizards made 20 free throws.
  • Let’s look at Jan Vesely’s night… On the plus side he had 9 rebounds and made five free throws. However, on the  flip side he missed six free throws, made some poor passes, and got a haircut that made him look like a 12 year old boy.
  • Apparently Randy Wittman knew the team wasn’t ready to play tonight.
  • Chris Singleton continued struggling with a 1 for 7 shooting night and struggled on the defensive end as well.
  • The boos continued to get to Andray Blatche, and he looked even more useless, nonathletic, and apprehensive than usual.
  • Golden State connected on fifteen 3-pointers, the Wizards only hit on eight.
  • Many have speculated that the Warriors will be interested in JaVale McGee at the deadline in a week and a half or this off-season when JaVale is a restricted free agent. Tonight against them, McGee posted a double-double with 10 points and ten rebounds and added in many “JaVale moments” with his clumsy trampling through the lane and awkward shots.
  • Here’s tonight’s box score

See you all Wednesday night when the Wizards (8-29) take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Christopher Cooke will have the game preview tomorrow.

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