In a parallel universe somewhere, the Orlando Magic rolled to a convincing win against an unprepared Wizards team. In our universe, this game never happened because of the NBA lockout. The parallel universe sounds more fun, so let's discuss five topics from this game based on that.
- What is it with this team not being ready to play? It's pretty unacceptable at this point. With an entire week to prepare after Sunday's loss to the Heat, you'd think the Wizards would have come out strong, even in a tough road game in Orlando. Instead, this wasn't a game past the second quarter. What's the issue? Is it players? Is it Flip Saunders? I'm not sure, but someone has to get these guys ready to play.
- JaVale McGee vs. Dwight Howard: Yeah, I don't want to talk about it.
Howard was the John Wall-stopper: Allow me to explain. Sure, Howard wasn't guarding Wall, but with Howard waiting at the rim, Wall has problems getting to the basket. When that happened, his inconsistent jumper started coming back.
- Everyone will make a big deal out of Nick Young and Andray Blatche laughing on the sidelines in the fourth quarter: I won't, myself. But when you get blown out like that, all criticism is fair.
- Jan Vesely dunked in garbage time: A positive!