1. Wizards share ball, dominate paint in win over Cavs
It's becoming a theme this season for these Wizards; the first and second units are balancing each other and the product is a team that has depth and uses it to its full potential. It also helps when typically-inconsistent players are starting to bring a lot to the table each game along with solid veterans filling in.
John Wall's play will draw the national headlines after the Wizards handily beat the Cavaliers on ESPN, 91-78, but Kevin Seraphin will get much deserved praise from the local crowd as well. Needless to say, it was an incredible team effort last night while shutting down this season's biggest Big Three.
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2. Wizards use continuity
One of the biggest problems for the Cavaliers is that their offense stagnates at times and becomes isolation-heavy. That's not a problem for the Wizards so far this season. Their chemistry and communication on the floor has led them to an 8-3 record and among the top teams in the Eastern Conference in the early going.
3. Wall gets his point across
The Wizards wanted to get the monkey off their back and finally beat a "quality" opponent. No better way to do that then against their newly-rekindled rivals on national television. With the help of Wall, who clearly played with something to prove, he and the team got their point across.
4. Wall and Bradley Beal give back for Thanksgiving
The thing that makes me happiest regarding the backcourt duo is not what they do on the court, but rather off it. Wall has been known to give back to the community and in his most recent charitable gig, it was Beal who gave Wall the assist. The two used money from their own pockets to help give 500 families something to eat on Thanksgiving. They prepared bags for the families with food that they themselves will be eating on the holiday.
Backcourt mates, @realdealbeal23 & @johnwall making Thanksgiving baskets #WizCares https://t.co/mBY7JwYNqn— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 20, 2014
Special thx 2 @JohnWall & @RealDealBeal23 of the @WashWizards for their Thanksgiving giveaway at #KetchamES #weRdcps pic.twitter.com/OqmV5qICHh— Kaya Henderson (@HendersonKaya) November 20, 2014
BTS look at #Wizards @JohnWall & @Realdealbeal23 preparing Thanksgiving bags for less fortunate community families pic.twitter.com/zVZS92PBJm— DA REAL TINMAN66 (@TINMANN66) November 22, 2014
Shout out to @JohnWall & @RealDealBeal23 for the Thanksgiving Bags Giveaway event they put together last night They fed over 500 ppl Respect
— Etan Thomas (@etanthomas36) November 21, 2014
Shout out to @JohnWall & @RealDealBeal23 for the Thanksgiving Bags Giveaway event they put together last night They fed over 500 ppl Respect— Etan Thomas (@etanthomas36) November 21, 2014
5. Hear from the teams
Starting with the visitors:
And now the home team:
Glenn Consor with Kevin Seraphin