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Magical Pixels, Wizards vs. Thunder: Don't say moral victory

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There's no crying moral victories in baseball basketball!!

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A year ago and beyond, we would have felt good about the Washington Wizards taking the Oklahoma City Thunder to overtime on the road. But that was before this year's "playoffs or bust" incarnation of the Wizards, which renders any and all moral victories moot, particularly when they feature a blown double-digit lead in the fourth quarter en route to a 106-105 loss.

Sigh. The team actually looked pretty good, too. The entire starting lineup scored in double figures, and Bradley Beal was a monster, scoring a career-high 34 points on 13-of-23 shooting. I'm tearing up just thinking about it, so let's get straight to the pixels.

Perhaps he just likes to prepare for any and all scenarios, eh? You ever think of that? No?...yea, it's just Al Harrington.

I do, and all I can say is WHY ISN'T THIS DONE EVERY GAME AT VERIZON???

Whoa. WHOA. This is a family blog. No need to be droppin' slurs.

YOU TEASE YOU.

This is in no way a bad omen. Carry on.

OMG TOTALLY RIGHT? GONNA HAPPEN!!

Dudes, calm down. We got this one in the bag.

These are precisely my feelings.

Haha, oh Nene, he's so lovable and non-threatening. Good thing the refs know that and won't do anything super dumb.

#sensiblepixels #refsaresuperdumb

BOOM. BALL GAME.

Kevin Durant is a jerk. Yea, I said it. PLZ COME HOME IN 2016!!

So how'd overtime go, anyway?

Welp.

And then...

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Wait, what? NO, NO CAN WEEZ HAVZA DO OVER GGAAAAHHHH MOAR BAKBORDZ PLZZZZ....

Gee, that really grinds our gears.

We love setting records in DC. For other teams.

Well said, Martin. Well said.

That, too.

DON'T EVEN JOKE ABOUT THESE THINGS!!

You tell 'em, Jan!

*BONUS POINTS TO ANYONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THIS IN THE COMMENTS...

What else happened last night?

HOW DARE YOU, SIR!!

Much better Kevin Love-related pixels.

Anyway, back to Wiz-Thunder, here's some recaps.

HOME TEAM: BF StorystreamWashington PostCSN WashingtonDistrict Sports PageTruth About ItWiz of AwesWizards.com

ROAD TEAM: AP | The Oklahoman (recapsidebarnotes) | Norman Transcript

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: Randy WittmanBradley BealJohn WallNeneAl HarringtonTrevor Ariza

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

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