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Wizards Game 30 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Live Twitter Blog

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Updated: December 29, 2009

6:48:41 PM: The Verizon Center is dead just like D.C. – 15 minutes until Wizards-Thunder tip-off, but judging from crowd, feels about an hour away.

6:49:24 PM: RT @BulletsForever Flip implied we might see more zone: “In 2 of our last 3 games, our best defense at times has been our zone defense.”

6:50:42 PM: I asked a bunch of the Wizards before the game what was their favorite x-mas gift that they gave someone else. Got some interesting answers.

6:51:38 PM: Yea, riiiight. RT @BulletsForever Don’t expect 2 C Foye at PG. Flip: “Boykins has been most effective player off bench over last 15 gms”

6:53:14 PM: Wizards goals for tonight: Rebound & Run w OKC, go at Durant on D, Swing the ball on O, Contain dribble, & get early help from weakside D.

6:57:02 PM: Overhead JaVale McGee saying that his new year’s resolution is to make the playoffs.

6:58:54 PM: Pre-Game report from Mike Jones @MikeJonesTWT http://bit.ly/8bT0XI Flip Saunders isn’t getting enough meat & potato defense.

7:00:02 PM: RT @BulletsForever Flip said players may not always understand zone, yet said he might use more of it & it’s team’s most effective D. Huh?

7:00:42 PM: Flip Saunders on his team’s zone D: “If you don’t keep your hands up, your zone looks like swiss cheese – it has holes in it.”

7:03:14 PM: Fact: The Wizards are 9-7 when they score more than 100 points.

7:07:39 PM: Might be a late start time to the Wiz-Thunder game due to a seven minute national anthem.

7:08:32 PM: Brendan Haywood just scurried back to the locker room as the Thunder were being introduced…..

7:11:18 PM: The Wizards are a loose bunch, lot of dancing before the game … new, coordinated routines w each other. Hope they’re ready to play.

7:19:05 PM: The Thunder are a bit sloppy so far. Scott Brooks takes a timeout after Wiz build an 8-2 lead, 7:51 left in 1st.

7:23:41 PM: Y’all notice that Nick Young has been first off the bench over the last couple of games. Is he the Wizards’ 6th man now?

7:25:41 PM: Andray Blatche checks in too … for Haywood. Durant’s 2 FTs after he got fouled by Young on a drive make it 16-14 OKC.

7:26:20 PM: RT @TWTSports:
I think we’re having a worse week RT @dcsportsbog Rook Orakpo in ProBowl, vet Fletcher not, bad week 4 DC sports captains.

7:27:18 PM: RT @MrMichaelLee How you can tell a coach gets through to his team: He calls timeout & team responds. OKC on 14-6 run since Brooks called TO

7:27:47 PM: RT @BulletsForever The Wizards are really going at Kevin Durant. Probably for no reason. A Nick fadeaway over KD’s wingspan is not ideal.

7:28:54 PM: Now, the Wizards will have a chance to respond after Flip calls a timeout. DC down 22-17 w 3:22 left in 1st.

7:31:55 PM: Nick Young 3 minutes, Nick Young 3 fouls.

7:33:52 PM: Now sure about primary & secondary, but there’s such an air of pessimism up here on the tertiary media row. Wizards down 28-19.

7:35:43 PM: Every time I see Andray Blatche dribble the ball on a fast break, I hear Keith Jackson in my head saying, “Whoa Nellie!”

7:36:26 PM: Wizards down 30-25 after 1st Q. OKC is 5-6 from the FT line, Washington is 0-0.

7:37:04 PM: RT @BulletsForever Wizards lost rhythm once bench guys came in. Late 3s by Gil helped them sorta get it back, but getting zip from bench.

7:38:17 PM: RT @BulletsForever By the way, I think Gil’s really got pretty much his whole game back & is playing at a really high level now. Seriously.

7:39:05 PM: The Wizards moved the ball okay in the 1st, 8 assists on 11 field goals … 3 turnovers. Arenas had 4 and 1.

7:40:05 PM: You know when they talk about what position some NBA players would be in the NFL? Brendan Haywood would never, ever, ever be a receiver.

7:41:48 PM: Wiz current lineup: Boykins 1, Caron 2, Jamison 3, Blatche 4, Haywood 5 … interesting.

7:41:57 PM: RT @MrMichaelLee I can understand the Wiz giving up off rebs to Zach Randolph and Kevin Love, but who in the heck is Serge Ibaka?

7:45:01 PM: Flip takes a timeout as he sees the “same ol’, same ol’” …. Wizards down 40-29 with 7:59 left in 2nd.

7:45:45 PM: In case you were wondering, OKC is up 16-10 in the rebounding department, 3 offensive boards to 1.

7:47:01 PM: ATTENTION Wizards Fans: Do NOT vote for any Wizard to make the All-Star team. They do not deserve it.

7:51:01 PM: The Wizards’ zone D could be compared to the Green Zone in Iraq …. always getting bombed & attacked by the opposition.

7:56:17 PM: Wizards have made their way back into the game. 8 Gilbert Arenas points in the last 1:37 puts the Wizards down 42-41.

7:59:20 PM: Whoa Nellie!! Andray Blatche dribbled it on the fast-break … then gave it up to Haywood on the run. Luckily no TO. Silliness all around.

8:01:07 PM: Simple crowd observation: Some lady with huge breasts just walked down the corridor toward the locker room area. That is all.

8:02:04 PM: I’m just saying, if she didn’t want people to see …

8:04:46 PM: Gilbert is cookin’ & the Wiz are smokin’ – Arenas has 17 and DC has a 51-45 lead.

8:07:28 PM: Wizards have done better on FTs in 2nd Q. After shooting 0 in 1st Q, they are now 13-15, lead 55-48.

8:11:42 PM: Kevin Durant finishes the 1st half with a dunk, Wizards up 55-53.

8:13:59 PM: After getting out-rebounded 16-10 (3 offensive to 1) in 1st Q, the Wizards beat OKC 12-3 (6 off. to 0) on glass in 2nd Q.

8:16:49 PM: BTW, all the gossip rags want to talk about Gil & his fiancée … she’s been at the last 3 home games, at least.
8:30:25 PM: Despite his phone book mitts, you gotta like how Haywood always keeps the ball high & both hands on it when getting offensive boards.

8:33:11 PM: @BulletsForver makes me realize that Caron Butler has only attempted 4 shots, making 1. He has 3 rebs, 2 asts., 3 stls.

8:36:36 PM: Wizards up 66-62 on Thunder with 6:08 left in 3rd. Brendan Haywood has 8 rebounds, 7 of those are offensive.

8:41:02 PM: Poor Flip Saunders. I feel like he’s losing hair and gaining a limp … and it ain’t a pimp walk, his team is 10-19.

8:46:21 PM: @MrMichaelLee How does that “can’t stop, only hope to contain” line go?

8:50:31 PM: 3rd quarter ends, Gilbert Arenas dribbles the ball through traffic, loses it, then falls down. Game tied at 76.

8:53:23 PM: Wiz start the 4th with a turnover and an Eric Maynor fast-break hoop.

8:54:57 PM: Horrible charge call on Andray Blatche … Flip is very close to getting a tech.

8:57:22 PM: Time to chug a 5-hour energy … hope it helps the Wiz. 85-83 Thunder, 9:05 left in 4th.

8:59:21 PM: Damn. RT @BookingBossDC Ya’ll Skin fans, Carlos Rogers sittin near me and was greeted with a ‘redskins suck’ from a Wizard fan

9:02:41 PM: “Cry Little Sister”, the theme song from the Lost Boys movie must be playing in Blatche’s head.

9:03:12 PM: Damn, sounds serious. RT @blairangela Wizards are aiming to mess up my manicure. Can’t we play one game that isn’t this damn close?

9:05:19 PM: RT @MrMichaelLee This is not a memorable night for Nick Young. Five fouls in 5:43. He ends 2009 with a … dang

9:05:35 PM: RT @BulletsForever Oklahoma City has had 10 possessions this quarter. They’ve scored on nine of them.

9:07:14 PM: This is the first time I’ve seen (or noticed) Flip Saunders not wearing a tie on the sideline. Trying something new I guess.

9:11:57 PM: The Wizards’ communication is the equivalent of paper cups & string. Gil passed the ball out of bounds right past Foye.

9:13:35 PM: You can tell that Flip Saunders has NOT been happy with Randy Foye & his questionable shot selection. 103-94 Thunder, 3:19 left.

9:13:59 PM: RT @BulletsForever Randy Foye has made several really bad defensive plays tonight. Running at KD for no reason counts as one of them.

9:15:13 PM: RT @rashad20 Earl Boykins, the MVP of the bench the last 15 games according 2 Flip, is not on the floor during crunch time tonite 4 the Wiz

9:15:26 PM: RT @BulletsForever Earl Boykins back in. Randy Foye fails his fourth quarter test.

9:17:37 PM: And the boo birds begin to fly in the Verizon as people start putting on their coats. 105-94 Thunder, 1:45 left.

9:20:46 PM: The Washington Wizards: Where Long Two-Pointers Happen.

9:21:02 PM: The Washington Wizards: Official Mascot, The Boo Bird.

9:21:12 PM: The Washington Wizards: Where Losing Is A Habit

9:21:46 PM: Well, that’s a wrap for Wizards games in 2009. Over the calendar year, they only won 23 games, fall to Thunder 110-98.

10:14:32 PM: Flip was pretty upset in his post game presser, the worst I’ve seen him this year.

11:12:24 PM: No NBA team has disappointed more this season than the Washington Wizards. I implore you to argue otherwise.

11:27:25 PM: I wonder what would happen if the Wizards and Sixers traded coaches for the next 20 games.


2 Comments

  1. Tyler

    December 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    That national anthem was painful and slow. Where you sitting, Kyle? Im in section 119. Durant is fun to watch. Boykins…not so much. Looks like JaVale is ready to play looking at his halftime warmups. Smh. Its going to be another close game.

  2. Truth About It

    December 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    What’s up Tyler? I sit at this media table right above section 104 with others such as Mike Prada from Bullets Forever and Rashad Mobley from Hoops Addict.

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