The Washington Wizards season finally came to a bittersweet end tonight as the Wizards won 104-70 over Miami, as the Wizards ended the season on a six game winning streak.
Now on to the Bullets Points:
- John Wall had another terrific game with 7 points and 12 assists in only 25 minutes of playing time. Seven of his twelve assists had come in the first quarter. Turning the ball over was a non-factor for Wall tonight, as he only committed two.
- Nene scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in only 17 minutes of play off the bench.
- Shelvin Mack had another great game with 6 points and 7 assists. He shot two for two from the field.
- Eddy Curry scored an unlikely 10 points, and was the only Heat starter to score in double digits.
- Ernie Grunfeld was interviewed by Chris Miller midway through the game. He seemed to stress the professionalism and veteran leadership Nene and company have brought to this team during the course of the season.
- The Wizards bench, as well as the fans attending the arena, seemed to be ecstatic when newly acquired Washington Redskin Robert Griffin III appeared on the jumbotron. It’s been a great week for Washington D.C sports.
Although the Wizards faced a depleted Heat squad without their three big stars, a win to finish out the season feels good nonetheless. Ending the season on such a positive note was crucial for the team’s fragile confidence. As Ernie Grunfeld pointed out, “It’s nice to see the team get a little taste of victory.”
Many of the players on the team such as James Singleton are uncertain about their return. Keeping around the veterans that helped this team become competitive should be a major point of emphasis for Ernie Grunfeld this summer.
Let’s hope John Wall and company begin next season as they ended this one.