Party’s Over Andray: Wizards Smacked by Nuggets
Well, to go from partying in DC one night, to this the next. Ahh, the life of an NBA baller on a sucky team.
Well, at least Andray Blatche has that $2,739,669 he’s making this year…..with $9,780,992 coming over the next three years.
But sheesh (pulls at collar), that Nuggets game got ugly fast. The Wiz had a seven point lead midway through the first quarter, but that lasted about the time it takes to microwave a burrito.
Dunk after dunk after dunk later, the Wizards were left with a 21 point loss that seemed closer than the game actually was.
Steve Francis Sighting in DC?
“I was at the game tonight. Sucked so bad though. =( Steve Francis sat three rows in front of us. Bf tried to ask him to play.” –via RoboJenny on Twitter
The Nuggets rolled over the Wizards in embarrassing fashion tonight with 12 dunks and a bunch of easy lay ups while the injury-plagued Wizards looked totally out of whack. Seriously, after games like this, you have to wonder whether these guys even practice.
In addition to the Denver Nuggets’ 43-38 rebounding advantage, and their seven double-digit scorers, and 27-6 fastbreak scoring advantage and 56 points in the paint, another thing that stood out was passing. While the Wizards repeatedly came down the court, made one pass and threw up a shot — and in some cases, a player came right down the court with blinders on and forced a shot, and missed
You know what’s great about being a Wizards fan? No bandwagoners. If you watch this team, it’s because you love the sport of basketball and you love the team that plays it in the nation’s capital. When you’re 10-40, love of the team and love of the sport are the only things that’ll keep you coming back for more, even when you know the outcome was decided…long ago.
Later in the fourth quarter, with the game clock winding down, some Wizards fans started to do the wave – unaware that rookie center JaVale McGee was at the foul line attempting a pair of shots.
“That’s embarrassing,” Jamison said. “Your job is to play, compete and entertain, and it’s pretty bad when the home crowd’s got to do the wave to entertain themselves.”
The Wizards, meantime, continue to play with little cohesion. Stagnant possessions too often end with the ball in the hands of a player who is forced to toss up a contested shot, or with a turnover the opponent cashes in on at the other end.
The problem couldn’t simply be attributed to inexperience because the Wizards were dominated just as equally when veterans such as Jamison, Darius Songaila, Mike James and Juan Dixon were on the floor together.