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Nets Vs. Wizards: Fake Open Game Thread For Game 1 Of Locked-Out NBA Season.

On November 2, 2011, the Washington Wizards were supposed to play the first game of their season against Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the New Jersey Nets.  As a Wizards fan, you were supposed to be on here discussing the game in this open thread. Unfortunately, billionaires have decided to lock out millionaires, and millionaires are not willing to accept all the concessions the billionaires are asking them to accept. 

So instead, this game thread is merely an open thread to discuss whatever the heck you all want.  Below the jump, a look at a classic Wizards-Nets game from yesteryear.

1988/89 NBA Regular Season
Washington Wizards main logo
New Jersey Nets main logo
28-33 23-41
March 17, 1989
At New Jerey
7:00 PM
Probable starters:
Darrell Walker PG Lester Conner
Ledell Eackles
SG Dennis Hopson
Bernard King
SF Chris Morris
Terry Catledge
PF Buck Williams
Charles Jones
C Joe Barry Carroll


This is a random game from 1989 that the Bullets won, 124-121, in overtime.  Some facts on the game.

  • The Bullets trailed by 19 in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth before closing the game on an 18-5 win to snatch away the win.
  • Ledell Eackles was then a rookie.  His 25 points were a season high at the time.
  • John "Hotplate" Williams played 37 minutes and scored 23 points, taking 21 shots to do so.  Terry Catledge only played 19 minutes.
  • The Bullets were close to a playoff berth at the time, but came up short in the end.