React Quotes: Wizards-Cavaliers Game 2, 2008 NBA Playoffs | Wizards Blog Truth About

React Quotes: Wizards-Cavaliers Game 2, 2008 NBA Playoffs

Updated: April 24, 2008

Remembering history? Doomed to repeat it? Well, let’s hope these react quotes reverse karma in the direction of the Washington Wizards. Oh yea, a muzzle on Gil and DeShawn wouldn’t hurt either……..especially because I really don’t feel like putting together an ‘Egg on Our Face’ photoshop in the future.

If you dare, here’s the Wizards-Cavs game two blog on Bullets Forever.

React Quotes

Last night, Washington decided to value physicality over skill, and in the process managed to lose the ability to do either effectively. [JakeTheSnake, Bullets Forever]

For the second straight game, the Wizards lacked the offensive punch needed to overcome LeBron James, who added to his mastery of Washington with 30 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds before taking a seat with the Cavaliers comfortably ahead by 24 points in the fourth quarter. [Ivan Carter, Washington Post]

The Wizards loss in Game 2 was the most troubling postseason performance the Wizards have ever had under Coach Eddie Jordan. Even last year, when the Wizards faced the Cavaliers with two hands tied behind their back, they put up a better fight. [Michael Lee, Wizards Insider]

Once again, the Washington Witnesses prove to be all bark and no bite…….As for the Witnesses as a whole, they might soon be petitioning to re-name themselves as “Pavement.” The Cavs are now 10-2 against Washington in playoff games over the last three postseasons, including eight in a row. [Amar Panchmatia, Cavalier Attitude]

Seriously? Now you decide that 3’s and long jumpers are in your repertoire? Stop ruining fast breaks. [White President on Antonio Daniels, We’re Off To See The Wizards]

Stevenson’s signature move is to wave his hand in front of his face, but doing it when his team is getting shellacked was as amateur as it comes. [Patrick McManamon, Akron Beacon Journal]

But the team clearly was embarrassed by how easily the game went for Cleveland on Monday night. Damon Jones, the hero of Cleveland’s series-clinching victory in 2006, mocked Stevenson’s hand wave after making a fourth-quarter three-pointer, and several Cavaliers were laughing and joking on the bench as the game turned into a blowout. [Ivan Carter, Washington Post]

The Wizards left Cleveland with barely a whimper on Monday night, looking like chumps, like a lottery team instead of one with playoff aspirations. Nothing that transpired in Cleveland’s humiliating 30-point Game 2 victory suggests that a change in venue, to Verizon Center for Thursday’s Game 3, will make an enormous difference in the outcome of this series. [Michael Wilbon, Washington Post]

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16 points and 9 rebounds to Cleveland’s cause, and Wally Szczerbiak said “Suck it, Larry Hughes!” by scoring 15 on 6-for-9 shooting. [Basketbawful, Deadspin]

Last night, as I was watching the Wizards getting killed by the Cavaliers, I spent some time watching Gilbert Arenas — yet another star beset by injuries — lumbering around the court. “Gilbert Arenas,” I wrote in my notes, “has been sent here to make everyone else look athletic.” [Henry Abbott, True Hoop]

While the Wizards talk very confidently, I think they are actually playing very tentative while the Cavs have executed their game plan with sharp focus. [Brian Windhorst on the Cleveland Cavaliers]

I’ve heard many rumors that the Cavs may go after Gilbert Arenas in the offseason. Honestly I would rather sign DeShawn Stevenson and Soulja Boy. Gilbert is a complete team killer. Takes horrible shots, makes dumb plays with the ball, and gets rattled pretty easily. Jamison is by far the best player on the Wizards, and seems like a solid and classy guy on a classless team. [ORI, Le Cavs]

A Game Blog From the Other Side
We’re told Arenas said: “LeBron’s incredible. He’s the new Michael Jordan with 40 pounds and 6 extra inches.” If you live in Cleveland, you already knew that. If you live in Chicago, you’ll never believe it. If you live in Washington, DC, you are sad like Gilbert. [Carolyn, And One Cavs]

Eddie Jordan Must Be A Helluva Speaker
From what I understand Coach Jordan talked to the team while they watched film and it really helped perk the mood of the guys. [WashingtonWizardsBlog]

Brendan Haywood went out of his way to praise his coach, saying Jordan had just delivered “one of his better speeches today; he really addressed some issues that have been lingering underneath the surface for a couple months about ball movement and what’s gonna
happen if there isn’t ball movement.”
[DC Sport Bog]

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