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Lowest Plus/Minus: JaketheSnake (-17)
Brew Hoop called last night's game "the strangest, least predictable game of the season thus far" which is completely correct, except that I know exactly why the game was so unpredictable and why we lost. In a blogging first, I'm taking the blame for the loss last night. I'm doing this for two reasons, one because I spent most of the preview talking about how the Wiz needed to stop Michael Redd and then he didn't even suit up and two because I committed the cardinal sin of fandom: I gave up on the team. Once the score was 90-79, I tuned out because I was really disappointed with the effort and because I fear that Hedo Turkoglu's game winner might just give him the face time needed to give him the nod over Jamison for the All-Star Game. As soon as I leave, the Wizards went on a ridonkulous 11-0 run to force overtime and then they had a 4 point lead with 2 minutes to go.
Then I committed the second cardinal sin of fandom: If you quit on the team, don't quit on quitting it. Obviously if the team goes on some sort of run after you leave, then the problem lies in you, not the team so don't tune back in if they're suddenly back in the game. NOTE: This theory only applies to crappy fans like me, not the players. The first person to go "LOL! Ur da Gilbert Arenas of blogging!" gets the ban treatment. Once I came back, the rest was history. Mo Williams channeled his inner Pete and just killed it with two back to back threes as soon as I returned and then Royal Ivey hit the craziest shot of his life to seal the deal.
I really wish I was making this up, but I'm not. The facts are simple, when I wasn't watching the Wiz went on a 20-5 run, the rest of the game the Bucks outscored Washington 100-82. Needless to say, I learned my lesson and I'm never doing it again.