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Happy Depressing New Same Ol' Same Ol' Year!!
Kicking off 2013 the Wizards way! links:
- Sustained stretches of good and bad basketball in the same game have been a calling card for the Wizards this season, but nevermore than in last night's 103-94 loss to the Mavericks, who had lost six in a row and nine of 10 overall. The Wiz played perhaps their best ball of the season during the first 20-or-so minutes and their worst in the third quarter. The end result was familiar, though. Home recaps: [Us | SB Nation DC | WashingtonWizards.com | AP | Washington Post | Washington Times | Washington Examiner (gamer, sidebar) | CSN Washington | Truth About It | Wiz of Awes | Hoopdata box score | Popcorn Machine]
- Road recaps: [Mavs Moneyball (recap, postgame quotes) | SB Nation Dallas | Dallas Morning News | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (gamer, sidebar) | ESPN Dallas]
- Postgame interviews. [Wittman | Beal | Nene | Seraphin]
- The Wizards will need a quick turnaround in order to collect their first win of 2013 tonight against the Pacers. [SB Nation DC | AP]
- Jordan analyzes the Wizards' horrible transition defense against the Mavs.
- The Wizards are still on pace to set some kind of "worst ever" record. [NBC4 Washington]
- Which Wizard was one of the saddest athletes in 2012? [SB Nation]
- But hey, at least he and another injured Wizard are starting to get healthier. [Washington Post | Washington Times | CSN Washington | Wittman interview | Ariza interview]
- What should the Wizards' New Year's resolution be? [The Point Forward]
- First it was Nene, and now Emeka Okafor has joined the effort in mentoring Kevin Seraphin. [Washington Times]
- Sounds like Derek would like the Wizards to take a shot on DeMarcus Cousins, assuming the opportunity presented itself. [Us]
- But David Aldridge wonders whether the Wizards have the kind of institutional structure and locker room culture Cousins would need to thrive [NBA.com]
- JaVale McGee made the first 3-pointer of his career last night. He celebrated as only Epic Vale can. [SB Nation | CBS Sports]
- Two days into 2013, relive The Year in BF with us.
- Roundup of NBA's Tuesday scores. [SB Nation]