After opening the season with a 12-point road loss to the Miami Heat, the Washington Wizards were looking for revenge.
They got it on Monday night in the Phone Booth, topping their eastern conference foes 107-86 on their way to their second straight win to prove to 11-5 on the season.
The Wizards were without Nene, but Kris Humphries stepped up and scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in his place, but it was Rasual Butler who led the Wizards in scoring with 23 points off the bench.
Here's what we learned tonight, complete with Vines.
1. The Wall-Gortat two man game is tough to stop
John Wall ran circles around the Heat's guards tonight to score 18 points and dish out 13 assists; most of those dimes hitting his big man Marcin Gortat streaking towards the rim. Wall assisted the Polish Hammer on five of his six made field goals, one of which created this highlight.
Gortat finished the game with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
2. Rasual Butler continues to shine off the bench
In the Wizards season opening loss to Miami, James Ennis dunked all over Rasual Butler, but tonight The Butler got his revenge with a big dunk on Chris Bosh.
Yesterday, Rasual Butler joked he was gonna get back at the Heat for James Ennis's dunk over him in the opener. So he does that on Bosh.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) December 2, 2014
Not only did Butler staple himself on the post-game highlight reel, but he continued to shine off the bench as he has done all season, scoring 23 points, a team-high, to go along with three rebounds and three assists. Butler hit shots from behind the arc and around the rim and was a valuable asset in the win. Butler's signing in the off-season flew under the radar a bit, but he is proving to be a key player to the Wizards success with his play off the bench.
3. Professor Miller is still teaching this semester
We haven't seen too many lessons from Prof. Miller this season, but he is teaching winter courses and Shabazz Napier signed up for class just in time...