Under The Hoop: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards, Looking Back On The Last Win | Wizards Blog Truth About It.net

Under The Hoop: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards, Looking Back On The Last Win

Updated: December 3, 2010

Due to Thanksgiving holiday travel, my pictures from the November 23 Wizards-76ers game are a bit tardy. But considering the Wizards have not won a game since, enduring two embarrassing blowouts in the process, reminiscing a thrilling victory could be a good remedy for Wizards fans. Enjoy.

John Wall & Gilbert Arenas stand out during the national anthem.

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76ers top pick Evan Turner trying to get one of his threes to drop during pre-game shoot around.

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Wizards Rookie Kevin Seraphin is much more jovial to be around than this shot depicts.

Seraphin’s English is improving because I did clearly make out his words when he asked me about my favorite Wizards Girl from the game program.

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During pregame warm-ups, I over heard Gilbert Arenas tell Nick Young that his tooth fell out. Who knows what that could mean.

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Seraphin gives Andray Blatche a good spirited pat down after pre-game introductions.

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And yes, JaVale successfully tossed this Jrue Holiday shot.

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Arenas getting baseline against Spencer Hawes.

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These young Wizards’ fans love them some Dray. Very cute.

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Yes, that is Nick Young contesting a shot. He seems to be much better at that these days.

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Welcome the Kirk Hinrich face, which is not be confused with the Mike Miller face.

Similar to Miller, Hinrich spends a lot time on the floor, but he is far less overtly dramatic with bumps and bruises than Mr. Glass.

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John Wall fouled Turner somewhat hard and 76ers forward Marreese Speights, along with Turner, took exception.

A shoving match ensued, and my favorite part is that Wall did not back down to anyone during the whole incident. The fray then debated the merits of wings versus all-white meat chicken strips. McGee purportedly chose wings, Nocioni opted for the chicken strips.

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The infamous flagrant foul that earned Brand an ejection and subsequent suspension.

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Speights’s And-1 facial cram was too nasty not to show off.

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The scrum after Trevor Booker forced, and won, a key late-game  jump ball.

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Up three, eight seconds remaining in regulation, and all Turner has to do is make one of two free throws to ice the game away.

This is a picture of him clanking his second straight, which set up the play where Jrue Holiday fouled John Wall’s attempt from beyond downtown … we’re talking Woodbridge, VA deep. Wall calmly made all three free-throws and sent the game into overtime.

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The Phone Booth went bonkers after Young drilled a go-ahead corner three in OT.

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Arenas golf claps to the fans while Young and Dray celebrate Nick’s clutch shot.

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BALL GAME! Wizards victory as Philadelphia’s final shot falls short.

The Boss Man, Ted Leonsis, throws his hands up in celebration way in the background.

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Young and Arenas go to half-court to partake in some type of coordinated jubilation.

Young really is one of the most creative sports-dance choreographers that I have ever seen.

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The John Wall Scream….Killa

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Adam is a bro from the Midwest who's been bopping around the District of Columbia for years. He's down with a range of sports, etc. and has covered the Washington Wizards for TAI since 2010.