Magical Pixels, Wizards vs. Pelicans: Sure, the Wizards won, BUT JAN VESELY Y'ALL!!

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

The Washington Wizards played awesome for three quarters yesterday and withstood a late run from the New Orleans Pelicans to hang onto the win, but all that really mattered was JAN VESELY.

Welcome to the Jan Vesely Edition of Magical Pixels. Not sure we'll ever get a chance to do this again, so here goes.

Vesely had 12 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench against the Pelicans, and his plus-13 was double that of any of his teammates. Still, this wouldn't normally be an eye-catching performance from an NBA player, but this is Jan Vesely, folks.

As you might imagine, #Wizards twitter lost it's mind, especially given that Vesely's points tend to be either a) spectacular like an alley-oop, or b) wildly unexpected , like a natural-looking hook shot. Yesterday was no exception, and everyone got very excited.

It helped that the rest of the team played well. Trevor Ariza led the team with 21 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds. John Wall had 20 points, six assists and shot 3-of-4 from three. Bradley Beal chipped in 17 points and four assists. Marcin Gortat had another double-double, with 11 points and 14 boards.

But enough of that noise. Back to Vesely...

KEY LINKS

Road team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post (gamerAriza sidebar) | AP | CSN Washington (recapsidebar) | Wiz of AwesTed's TakeWizards.comMonumental Network

Home team recaps: The Bird Writes | The Times-Picayune (gamersidebar) | The AdvocateBourbon Street Shots

Game highlights

Postgame interviews: Randy WittmanJohn WallTrevor ArizaBradley Beal

KEY STATS

A brief departure from #AirWolFest...

47.6 - The Wizards' three-point shooting percentage against the Pelicans.

TWEETS OF THE NIGHT

VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT

Bask in it, Wiz fans.

GAMETHREAD COMMENT OF THE NIGHT

We don't always go with the most rec'd comment, but when one received four-times as many rec's as the next closest comment, you kinda have to go with the people. And man, they picked a good one.

GAMETHREAD ROLLCALL

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