The Wizards lost to the Bulls last night while giving the kiddies floor burn much to the delight of Wizards malcontents who would find negativity in just about anything (and no, despite popular belief, I am not one of those people).
As far as Races to the Bottom….I usually associate those with going to the bar.
But when it comes to the Wizards, and finishing with the worst record in the NBA…..stop it. Stop pointing it out, stop talking about it……it just is.
and later on…
(P.S. – I’ll have my fingers crossed and shots in hand on the fateful lottery ball day in May.)
Last Night’s Bulls Game
(commentary, just like Boogie Down Productions’ P, is for free)
Evidently Antawn Jamison played his ass off.
Kelly Dwyer said this:
Antawn Jamison was the star of this game, he was a little three-happy (3-10 from long range), but his work on both sides of the ball (seriously, active defense from Jamison in the loss) kept Washington in the game, as did his 15-point fourth quarter (with a whole heap of those quick points coming in the final two minutes). [Ball Don't Lie]
Ivan Carter said:
Meantime, it’s interesting to see Antawn Jamison out there busting his tail as he did last night in the close loss to Chicago. [Wizards Insider]
Well folks, he’s a veteran, a gamer, and he’s trying to set a good goddamn example.
No, he’s not exactly the most vocal locker room leader…..although AJ gets his digs in here and there…..but some cats just aren’t like that.
I have no problem with Jamison expecting the young players to see how he, and others such as Darius Songaila, act as professionals without him having to get in their face and hold their hands.
So, for these facts, I’m willing to look past Jamison’s transgressions on defense. He’s not only immobile laterally, but sometimes I just don’t think he can adjust his help-side and recovery D in situations that require quick actions and instinct. moving on….
Jamison on the possibility of Gilbert Arenas coming back on Saturday: “Until I see it, um, what do you want me to say? . . . I know he’s been texting a lot lately . . . It’ll be nice to get a fresh body, and a good friend out there.” [Wizards Outlet]
Backup guard Juan Dixon had missed two straight games with a strained right Achilles tendon but returned Monday night. After logging nine minutes in the first half, he aggravated the injury and left the game. [Washington Times]
Like his team, Gordon had an uneven night. He went scoreless in the first half — he didn’t play at all in the second quarter — and then busted through in the second half to score all of his team-high 21 points. [Chicago Sun-Times]
don go off (initial guess = Nick Young was heavily involved).
Really loved Crittenton’s attacking style and his final line: 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists with no turnovers. He and Rose really went at it for stretches. Rose has serious work to do on that jumper but he’s killer on the pick-and-roll and tonight, he killed the Wizards on it. [Wizards Insider]