In probably the tightest vote I've seen in a while, Gilbert Arenas' quote explaining why he pooped in Andray Blatche's shoe wins the 2010/11 Wizards Quote of the Year by two votes over Ron Artest's Atari quote with JaVale McGee. We now move on to a much more serious category: the Wizards' Game of the Year.
Nominees and video below the jump:
Wizards 116, 76ers 115 (OT): November 2
John Wall went off with 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals, but it was Cartier Martin who sent the game into overtime with a miracle game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer. Two free throws in overtime give the Wizards the lead, and a great defensive stand forced a horrible Andre Iguodala shot and gave the Wizards a win in their home opener.
Wizards 116, 76ers 114: November 23
An insane game in which Wall scored 25 points and Nick Young drained a go-ahead three to give the Wizards the win. The 76ers were poised to win, but in somewhat fitting fashion, No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner fouled Wall on a three-pointer. He hit all three to force overtime, and Young won it in the end.
December 20: Wizards 108, Bobcats 75
The biggest blowout of the season, and arguably the most complete team performance. The game was over in the third quarter. The next day, Larry Brown resigned. We forced Larry Brown to resign, people!
January 11: Wizards 136, Kings 133
Certainly nothing close to the best-played game, but it certainly was close and exciting. This was also known as Nick Young's breakout game. Young scored 43 points and the Wizards eventually got the win despite some boneheaded turnovers down the stretch.
January 17: Wizards 108, Jazz 101
This was the Wizards' first win over a good team, which of course, turned out to not be a good team. Still, John Wall held well with Deron Williams, and the Wizards got their most impressive home win on Martin Luther King Day. The game also included this play.
January 22: Wizards 85, Celtics 83
This was when the Celtics were riding high, and yet, the Wizards still won. John Wall banked in a three-pointer and may have flashed gang signs to clinch the win. Also, Andray Blatche came up big in one of the few times we could say that all year.
February 13: Wizards 115, Cavaliers 100
The first road win. 'Nuff said.
April 5: Wizards 107, Pistons 105
The win that clinched the first three-game winning streak in three years has to be an option for consideration.
April 9: Wizards 115, Hawks 83
The Wizards welcomed a playoff team into their gym and absolutely obliterated them. Seven players scored in double figures in a game that was never close.