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Links: Wizards stick to the script in 101-97 loss to the Warriors

Another day, another moral victory.


Act '2012', scene 'Wizards,' take 17 links:

  • The Wizards notched another moral victory last night, nearly rallying past a more-talented Warriors team before coming up short per usual, 101-97. The Wizards got a great game from Jordan Crawford, who led the team in points, rebounds and assists, and Bradley Beal had another solid game, but the Wiz fell to 2-15, the same record which got Flip Saunders fired last season. [Us | AP | Washington Post | Washington Times | Washington Examiner (recap, sidebar) | CSN Washington | | SB Nation Bay Area | ESPN box score | Popcorn Machine]
  • A big reason Crawford had such a good game was because he played a lot of minutes at point guard after A.J. Price broke his hand early in the game. Price is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. [Us | SB Nation DC | CSN Washington | Price interview]
  • Game highlights.
  • Postgame interviews. [Wittman | Beal | Crawford]
  • You'd be forgiven for not noticing, but Jan Vesely hasn't seen the court much recently, and by 'much,' I mean 'at all.' [Wizards Insider]
  • Remember how hilarious John Feinstein's column pushing Gary Williams to replace Randy Wittman as the Wizards coach was because there was no way Williams would ever accept the gig? Well, apparently he would. DON'T DO IT GARY!! [DC Sports Bog]
  • Thank you, JaVale. Thank. You. [SB Nation]
  • Virginia has no plans to fund a new sports arena in Virginia Beach this year. [Virginian-Pilot]
  • Roundup of Saturday's NBA scores. [SB Nation]
  • Is Derrick Rose nearing his return to the practice court? [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Kobe Bryant became the fifth member of the 30,000-point club Wednesday. Who's next? [Wizards Insider]