Wizards Begin April As Fools

Did you forget the Wizards had a game today? It’s okay. I watched the entire game and forgot there was a basketball game being played too, at least until the game’s final minutes.

For the most part this game was your typical run-of-the-mill late-season game between lottery-bound teams. The Wizards didn’t go down easy though. They made a late run before falling 99 to 92 to the Raptors.

Now on to the Bullets Points:

  • We found out earlier this afternoon that the team would be without Trevor Booker and Nene due to plantar fasciitis. They both left Friday night’s game with their injuries. Because of their absences, Kevin Seraphin and Jan Vesely started at center and power forward, respectively, and both played extremely well.
  • Seraphin scored a career-high 16 points (8/14 FG) and also pulled down seven rebounds. Starting at power forward, Jan Vesely scored in double-digits for just the second time since February 17 with his 10 points (5/8 FG). He also contributed 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
  • Speaking of career-highs, Chris Singleton poured in a career-high four 3-pointers (4/4 from 3-point range), scored 15 points, and recorded 8 rebounds. It was without question the best game Singleton has played in some time. There are still lapses in focus from Singleton — particularly on defense — but so is the life of a rookie.
  • Our own Ben Mehic on Twitter also pointed out that Singleton made more 3-pointers tonight than John Wall has made all season. Yikes.
  • Brian Cook is simply the worst. This cannot be emphasized enough. The worst.
  • Once again, John Wall struggled, and unfortunately, that’s becoming an all too common occurrence. He did have a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists, but he was far too passive and disappeared for long stretches at a time. Against Toronto he was largely invisible outside of the final three minutes of each half.
  • The Wizards had all 5 starters score in double-figures for the first time since April 3, 2011.
  • Toronto only scored 99 points tonight, which means the Wizards have held their opponents to under 100 points in nine straight games. The last time that happened was in 2002.
  • Tonight’s box score

The Wizards (12-40) are back at it again tomorrow night when they play host to the Milwaukee Bucks.

See you all then.

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