The Wizards were blowing out the Mavericks late. They had it in the bag. But Dallas went on a very late 13-0 run and made this a one possession game:
Ah, you don't care. Washington won, 114-111. For now, that's all that matters. With the win, you get 50 percent off your pizza at Papa John's today with an online order and that snazzy #WIZ50 code. Let's get to some links, roll call, and more.
Here are some links around the web about the game:
That said the big story was about Bradley Beal's fourth stress reaction in his right fibula in four seasons.
Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post spoke with Beal shortly after the announcement. Here is a portion of the article:
"I try to stay as positive as possible and I still am," Beal said. "It was disappointing to hear officially, but it’s a piece of mind at the same time, not always wondering, ‘Okay, is this really back again?’ And it is."
Beal explained that he first felt soreness in his right leg return "a week or two ago." He thought it was simply "general calf tightness" and received various treatments in an attempt to alleviate the discomfort, but nothing worked.
"The results weren’t showing, so automatically we just put our heads together and said, ‘Okay, let’s check it out to make sure,’" Beal said. "And sure enough it was what we thought it was."
The good news, if any about this development is that Beal did not have a stress fracture in his right fibula.
As of 11:20 p.m. ET on December 12, 2015, 51 users commented 1,002 times in our first half, second half, and postgame threads. Here's how you did.
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I may update this again since the celebrations could drive up the number considerably considering that I pulled the data early.
I like words of encouragement:
Perspective on how big the win is:
and pics of Otto leading the empire after a career-high performance.
Finally, here's some perspective on the close win that shouldn't have been.
Pancake Spotlight: The Lahoh (a/k/a Lahooh)
If you're looking for a new pancake to try, here's the lahoh.
It's a spongy pancake from the Middle East and Africa, where it's popular in Somalia, Yemen, and Israel as a breakfast dish. Here's a video on how to make them:
Thank God the Wizards won, but there is still a lot of work to do.