VIDEO: The Wizards Said WHAT? ‘We ain’t going to beat anybody, including Milwaukee’
Randy Wittman was disappointed. In fact, “the whole first half was a total disappointment,” he said after his Wizards went without a field goal during overtime in a loss against the Charlotte Bobcats. The set-back dropped Washington to the 7 seed in the East (aligning them for a first-round playoff date with the Heat), and upped Charlotte to the 6 seed (and a likely matchup with the Raptors) with four regular season games left.
“The way we’re playing right now, we ain’t going to beat anybody, including Milwaukee,” said Marcin Gortat. #BuckShotsFired.
“We didn’t come out with the intent to step on their throat, and they did,” said a scratchy-voiced Trevor Ariza.
“When you don’t put effort in, you’re not going to have good showings,” relayed Wittman when asked about the sub-par consistency from John Wall and Bradley Beal (and the poor overall showing from Beal).
Did Wall agree that the Wizards were ‘going through the motions?’ …Not really.
“I don’t feel that way. I feel like we competed,” Wall said. “I mean, they just made 3s.”
The Bobcats, 11-for-25 from 3-point land compared to Washington’s 1-for-15 effort, said they were coming for the Wizards and the 6 seed before the game. When asked about such afterward, Beal gave a roundabout excuse of an answer before generically conceding the best narrative that would get him out of there the fastest.
“I think we need to prepare better,” uttered the recently returned Nene.
Playoff seeding? Wall wasn’t worried about playoff seeding, though. (Even if the Wizards now just have a 37 percent chance of reacquiring the 6 seed and a 62 percent chance of staying the 7 seed.)
“No matter who you play, you got to compete against them anyway (Miami or Indiana). You get past the first round and make it to the second round, you got to play those guys,” said Wall. “So I feel like if we go out there and compete the way we know how to compete, play the right way, make shots, and play defense, you can beat anybody. It’s your time to shine.”
Maybe Wall is simply ready to shine his star in the postseason and is over all of this regular season silliness.
Maybe Wall’s shine-time would rather face the big-time Miami Heat on prime-time television in the first round for all to see. Just maybe.
The Wizards said WHAT?
That’s what they said. Now, can they get it together?