So This Is How It Sounds When Doves Cry? Wizards get killed, 118 - 94
Don't let the score fool you as the Wizards were out of this game from the very start.
Here at the Verizon Center, the Wizards were suppose to play the Spurs but it seems like the Wizards didn't come at all. The Spurs had the fat lady at the Verizon Center singing and screaming her big old lungs out.
I saw people leave after the 3rd quarter ended. This is a sad because usually the crowd leaves IN the 4th quarter. Tonight, I thought I would have lots of positives to talk about but honestly, there weren't many at all. Well Hilton Armstrong did hit a 3 pointer to close the game out but eh.
The most cheer for the Wizards came when the fans were cheering on for one of the Spurs player to miss so the stadium could get Chick Fillet, but he made one of two. Funny thing was, Coach Flip Saunders stated that the fans were still behind them with around 8 minutes to go in the game but in fact, he didn't know that the BIG SCREEN at the Verizon Center flashed "If he misses both free throws, everyone with a ticket will get a free chick fillet sandwich," (or something around those lines).
Best moment of the game is when JaVale McGee went for a pump fake when Steve Novak was about to shoot a jumper and McGee gave him the old Chuck Norris knee drop to his shoulder and that was basically my night. Yeah....not the best.
Speaking of JaVale, Mr. All Star Slam Dunk missed a monsterous slam dunk where he ran 100mph and missed the back of the iron and Flip stated the "more substance than style" speal when he was talking about the miss dunk by JaVale.
It seemed like nobody (fans and media) cared and not even the Wizards team themselves. John basically said the same thing after the game and what shocked me was, he went right to the point:
Wizards had the intensity of a 4 year old when they wake up from their afternoon naps. It was non existing honestly.
I am not always negative when it comes to the Wizards, because sometimes you have to stay positive but this night, is not one of those nights. I think the Wizards need to look at themselves in the mirror and find out exactly where are their hearts are. This is why the Wizards will continue to be a laughing stock. I know fans that paid upwards to $100 dollars or MORE (of my personal friends) who are Wizards fans that just wasted their money.
I could go into what half court sets they went through or the substitution pattern or even the simple fact of who had the most points (just look at the box below) but it doesn't matter. This product that is shown to the fans, I would want my money back too. "If I were the fans, I would be doing the same thing too," John Wall on fans not caring or booing.
Here is Andray talking about why they lost:
Even my boy, Nick Young didn't smile as much after this loss. He seemed pretty upset and not himself after this loss:
Up next for the Washington Wizards, yes you guessed it, the other great team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. This should be on ESPN and on prime time because what better to see two teams fight it out with heart and intensity. I hope by the end of that night, WE (WizardsExtreme) can have the title saying "WIZARDS WIN FIRST ROAD WIN, THANK YOU GOD."
Wizards/Spurs Box Scores Courtesy of ESPN.com
|San Antonio Spurs|
|Tim Duncan, C||12||3-4||0-0||0-0||0||3||3||1||1||1||2||1||+21||6|
|Richard Jefferson, SF||27||5-9||2-5||2-2||1||2||3||2||0||0||1||1||+19||14|
|DeJuan Blair, F||31||6-11||0-0||1-2||6||6||12||3||1||2||2||2||+29||13|
|Tony Parker, PG||19||7-9||0-0||4-4||0||1||1||8||3||0||0||1||+23||18|
|George Hill, PG||32||5-8||4-5||4-4||0||3||3||3||2||1||2||1||+24||18|
|Antonio McDyess, PF||17||1-2||0-0||0-0||0||3||3||2||2||1||3||2||-5||2|
|Matt Bonner, PF||21||5-6||2-2||0-0||1||2||3||0||0||0||2||1||+10||12|
|Chris Quinn, PG||20||2-9||2-4||0-0||0||2||2||2||2||0||2||2||-7||6|
|Steve Novak, SF||23||2-6||1-5||2-2||0||2||2||2||1||0||0||4||-12||7|
|Manu Ginobili, SG||8||3-5||0-1||0-0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||+11||6|
|Gary Neal, PG||30||6-8||2-3||2-3||0||4||4||4||1||0||1||4||+7||16|
|Tiago Splitter, F||DNP COACH'S DECISION|
Fast break points: 18
Points in the paint: 30
Team TO ( points off ): 19 (18)
|Kirk Hinrich, G||31||3-10||0-1||0-0||0||1||1||3||0||1||1||3||-30||6|
|Andray Blatche, PF||30||6-12||0-0||4-6||5||4||9||1||0||1||4||3||-24||16|
|JaVale McGee, C||25||7-10||0-0||0-0||1||2||3||0||0||1||3||1||-17||14|
|Nick Young, SG||19||2-10||0-3||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||4||-9||4|
|John Wall, PG||28||3-9||0-0||2-3||0||1||1||7||1||0||4||1||-27||8|
|Hilton Armstrong, C||6||2-2||1-1||0-0||2||2||4||0||2||0||0||0||+4||5|
|Cartier Martin, GF||35||5-9||2-4||4-7||0||3||3||2||0||1||0||2||-8||16|
|Mustafa Shakur, PG||7||1-4||0-1||0-0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||+7||2|
|Yi Jianlian, PF||19||4-7||0-1||1-2||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||-5||9|
|Trevor Booker, C||30||3-5||0-0||1-2||2||6||8||1||0||3||1||2||-8||7|
|Kevin Seraphin, F||11||2-4||0-0||3-4||2||1||3||0||1||0||0||1||-3||7|
|Hamady Ndiaye, C||DNP COACH'S DECISION|
Fast break points: 11
Points in the paint: 48
Team TO ( points off ): 17 (26)
Photos Courtesy of Joe G. of WizardsExtreme.com (< CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS)