A Tribute to the Dunking Dominic McGuire
The Wizards ended their eight game losing streak and much of the credit goes to the effort of Dominic McGuire (although my game ball would still go to Antawn Jamison). You can check the Wizards-Thunder game blog over at Bullets Forever, but as far as Dominic McGuire aka The Taser, aka The Cleaner, is concerned, the highlight clip below speaks for itself.
The more I see McGuire, the more he reminds of Ruben Patterson (on the court) except that he’s a better passer.
The Wizards were not in a celebratory mood after raising their record to 5-23. They seemed more relieved than anything, knowing a loss at home to the Thunder (3-28) would have been the lowest point yet in a season of lows.
But a victory without Butler would not have been possible without solid efforts from up and down the roster, including Dixon and Etan Thomas (four points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes). Those two had fallen out of the rotation lately but made the most of their chances last night.
“You have to be a professional,” said Dixon, who did not get off the bench in three straight games. “When you get your opportunity, you have to go out there and take advantage of it.”
Even though I’m pretty sure it was more a product of the quality of the competition than anything else, it was nice to see Etan Thomas come in and have some productive minutes tonight. Let’s hope it leads to more of the same in the future.