Wizards Game 15 Live Twitter Blog vs. Charlotte Bobcats
8:04:48 PM: Antawn Jamison here to say some words before the game …
8:05:31 PM: Antawn cites Mr. Pollin, thanks the fans….
8:09:21 PM: For more on Nick Young’s smile frequency progression >> http://bit.ly/8IAbmw #wizards
8:12:16 PM: Talked 2 some more Wizards about music & @Wale in the locker room before the game … will report later.
8:13:23 PM: Nick Young starts off on Captain Stephen Jackson … who posts him for a running hook, 1st points of game.
8:22:03 PM: Wizards a tad lethargic on defense early. Charlotte 12 easy points on 6-11 FG. A Nick Young breakaway dunk helps. 12-10 Bobcats, 6:00 1stQ
8:25:41 PM: Too early to bring in DeShawn Stevenson for Nick Young? (6:00 1stQ) @rashad20 wonders. DeShawn’s 1st shot airball doesn’t help his case.
8:26:41 PM: DeShawn works out on the practice court & not on the main court before games. Maybe he should change it up.
8:28:17 PM: The Wiz have 3 assists to 0 turnovers so far, but they’re shooting 35.7%. 14-12 Charlotte, 3:57 1st Q.
8:38:25 PM: Bobcats up 22-19 after 1. CHA has 5 off. boards, Gerald Wallace has 3. Wallace on pace for 28 total rebounds. CHA has 8 2nd chance pts.
8:41:31 PM: Earl Boykins doesn’t look ‘as’ small vs. the 6 ft. DJ Augustin.
8:45:29 PM: A lot of tributes 2 Abe Pollin being played on the big screen during stoppages in play, usually w accompanying tribute-like soft music too
8:50:14 PM: Charlotte is moving the ball well. Wiz help defense is a step behind & some defenders getting left out on an island. 31-21 CHA, 7:39 2nd Q.
8:55:44 PM: 4 of the 5 Bobcat field-goals have been assisted upon so far in the 2nd Q. CHA up 33-25, 5:47 left.
8:58:00 PM: Traveling Fact: Caron Butler has packed his bags more than any other Wizard this season.
9:08:52 PM: Wizards have ZERO offensive flow, have only scored 11 pts. in 2nd Q w 1:00 left.
9:10:40 PM: UGLY game. CHA up 42-32 on WAS after 1 half. Wiz score 19 in 1st Q, 13 in 2nd Q (32.4% FG). Will a certain Agent find he has 2 take over?
9:22:41 PM: Wizards got Smacked on the boards in the 1st half. CHA 25 (8 offensive), WAS 16 (3 offensive).
9:27:05 PM: I guess Brendan Haywood is playing ok w 8 pts, 6 rebs & 1 blk. He trains w a lot of the Bobcats in the offseason @ their facility in CHAR
9:29:40 PM: Early timeout by Flip, Wiz down 45-32 w 10:21 left in 3rd. WAS continues to play w no urgency & like they don’t value possessions.
9:33:36 PM: Sloppiness continues & the boo birds fly in the Verizon, Flip calls 2nd timeout @ 8:19 mark w his team down 49-34. 3 TOs in 3rd 4 Wiz.
9:40:31 PM: Finally, someone on the Wiz gets cooking. Caron Butler hits 2 straight jumpers & the Wiz break 40 pt mark. Now down 59-43, 4:50 left in 3rd.
9:46:18 PM: This is the 2nd time the Wiz have played crappy @ home after a back-2-back when facing an opponent who played prev. night too. (Suns game)
9:48:11 PM: Wiz have 4 3rd Q turnovers. CHA is 9-15 on FGs in 3rd (on 5 assists). Wiz are 5-13 in 3rd (3 asts).
9:51:21 PM: Tuff Juice has 9 3rd quarter points, all in last 4:05. Bobcats up 66-50 with 1:50 left in 3rd.
9:56:29 PM: CHA up 79-50 after 3. Wiz need 16 pts 2 surpass all-time franchise low 4 points in a game (65). Considering they only scored 13 in 2nd…
10:06:10 PM: Dominic McGuire is the only Wizard w a positive plus/minus (+3). Bobcats up 75-60 w 8:25 left in 4th.
10:09:06 PM: On court for Wiz in 4th Q: Arenas, a guy who arrived on Nov. 12th (Boykins), & 3 guys 24 or younger (McGee, Blatche, McGuire)
10:10:13 PM: Just when you think the Wiz want 2 make a run, still find themselves down 19, 5:30 left in game. Check that, down 21 w 5:26 left.
10:12:29 PM: At least Wiz fans came out 2 see fans dance on camera & guys dunk off a trampoline — been the loudest the Verizon has been tonight.
10:13:37 PM: Yell from crowd as masses exit: “Hey Flip your offense sucks!” Man, things can never be easy for DC’s basketball franchise.
10:18:12 PM: Wow, an absolutely pitiful game from the Wizards tonight. “Character, Commitment, Connection, CLANG!!!” Wiz shooting 37.8% w 2:41 left.
10:19:01 PM: Yep, 0 in 26 minutes. RT @CarbonPrimo @Truth_About_It STAT CHECK: Is it true that Antwan has no rebounds?!?!
10:22:04 PM: By my check, the last time Jamison played more than 20 mins & got 0 rebounds was Jan. 5, 04 w Dallas (26 mins that nite, 26 tonite)
10:22:54 PM: The last time Jamison had 0 rebounds in a game period was March 14, 2005 (8 minutes vs. LA Lakers).
10:37:15 PM: Game Final: 92-76 Bobcats over Wizards. Waiting for Flip Saunders’ dreaded post-game presser.