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Wizards get blown out by Bucks: Final wrap, where growing isn't easy

I rewatched this monstrosity yesterday, and there's really not much else to say that's different from the first game.  They turned up the defensive pressure and played even harder than they did last time, and the Wizards couldn't do anything to combat that.  No amount of effort changes the fact that this team just doesn't have the capacity to compete against an elite defense like Milwaukee.  

Then, after the game, Flip Saunders came down hard on Randy Foye as always, throwing a subtle jab at him when asked about Shaun Livingston's performance in garbage time.  Livingston is a point guard with point guard instincts that "got us into our offense," Saunders said, while the offense was "discombobulated" with Foye.  Nevermind that Livingston has no scoring ability and did all his work in garbage time.  The bottom line is that Saunders is realizing he's banging a square peg into a round hole.  Foye can't be the point guard Saunders wants him to be.  He doesn't have the passing instincts, nor does he have the ability to get into the lane.  He's a jump-shooter in the Jamal Crawford/J.R. Smith mode, not a point guard.  With even fewer offensive options than before, it's Foye's job to do more, and he's not capable of it.  He's trying, but he is what he is.

You can say that about this team in general.  At the end of the day, sometimes you're just what you are on paper.   


Four Factors (Bold=very good | Italics=very bad)

Team Pace Off Eff eFG% FT/FG OREB% TOr
Milwaukee 86 118.6 49.4 24.1 34.9 9.3

86 37.8 14.6 28 14

Snap Reaction: When you aren't shooting well, you should try to get to the line.  When you also can't get to the line to draw fouls, you're screwed.