Alright, seriously, what's going on? They have got to be messing with us, right? Right??
Yeesh, what a way to reach the halfway mark of the season, eh? The Washington Wizards laid a stinker at home Wednesday, losing 113-111 to a Boston Celtics team missing Avery Bradley and resting Rajon Rondo, blowing their fourth chance at eclipsing .500 this season. John Wall notched his second career triple-double, but he also had six turnovers and missed 20 shots, so whatever. Randy Wittman said after the game he was "at a loss." Welcome to the club, coach. Ugh.
Now at 20-21. the Wizards face a four-game West Coast swing that includes stops against the Warriors and Clippers, before they come home to face the Thunder, Trailblazers and Spurs in consecutive games.
But first up are the Suns on Friday night. I mean, how good could the Suns be anyway?...oh god.
Home team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post | AP | CSN Washington (recap, sidebar) | Truth About It | Wiz of Awes | District Sports Page | Wizards.com | Monumental Network
Road team recaps: CelticsBlog | Boston Globe | Boston Herald (gamer, sidebar) | ESPN Boston | MassLive | CSN New England (recap, sidebar) | NESN | Green Street | Hardwood Houdini
Postgame interviews: John Wall | Bradley Beal | Nene | Marcin Gortat | Trevor Ariza
31 - The percentage of Washington's shots against Boston attempted by John Wall, who made nine of his 29 shot attempts.
58 - Combined shooting percentage of Jeff Green and Phil Pressey against the Wizards. Green and Pressey combined to score 59 points on 21-of-36 shooting (13-of-22 from three).
TWEETS OF THE NIGHT
In DC, we call that a Gin Rickey. RT @HPbasketball: Amazing combination of apathy and a lack of execution by Washington right now.— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) January 23, 2014
Sums things up so far #Ernie #Wizards pic.twitter.com/MACTPmNA1Z— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) January 23, 2014
Appropriate. pic.twitter.com/JYBnqzweUw— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) January 23, 2014
Nene has a nice 2 seamer working tonight. Getting good movement on his pitches.— danny rouhier (@funnydanny) January 23, 2014
VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT
GAMETHREAD COMMENT OF THE NIGHT
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