The Wizards just blew that game in Sacramento. I don’t have a lot of good stuff to say about the Wizards, so I’ll get what I do have out of the way first. Bradley Beal was amazing; playing probably his best game of the season, went 9-14 and scored 26 points. Webster and Wall played well, and Nene looked good. But these good players played a good game, which just built up the inevitable Wizards fall. The Wizards wasted a five point lead down the stretch. This included John Wall bricking two free throws before the Kings final possession. If he hits either of those free throws, the Wizards are almost certainly at least going to overtime. But instead, Tyreke Evans gets to the foul line, makes a free throw, and Beal and Wall both get a chance but miss. 95-94 Kings.
But even though this is immediately disappointing, there is still much more to be looking forward to then to be upset about. The Wall Beal backcourt seems to be going very well. Nene seems to be recovering well. And we might even get a new piece this summer. So while the three game winning streak was nice, it’s good to be brought back down to Earth. We aren’t going to be world champions or even real playoff contenders with this roster. We’re going to be the young, infuriating team also known as the Washington Wizards.
More coming tomorrow.