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.
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
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
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