Wizards were 2-1 this week. Lost to Mavs, beat Cavs & Bucks. Internally, there was concern about Bucks road game Saturday on second of B2B.
Ok Wiz Kids nice win after beating Cleveland coming right back to beat the Bucks. Humphries and Seraphin outstanding.
Last time the Wizards started 9-3 the Golden State Warriors eventually swept them in the 1975 NBA Finals. I'd take that in June.
Pierce takes off shoes, takes out orthotics, gives shoes to gal behind Wiz bench w. #34 Celts jersey. She asks for auto. He signs 1:04 left.
Middleton misses reverse lay that could have cut Wizards' lead to 5. It hasn't been his night since tipoff.
That was cold-blooded. Pierce 3 quiets crowd, gives Wizards 102-91 lead. Pierce has team-high 23 pts.
Wizards outscore Bucks 27-18 in 3Q, lead 74-70. Wall, Pierce 7p each in Q. Beal has 12 off bench in 22 min. WAS 20-2 edge, 2nd ch pts.
The Wiz may have made a statement by beating the Cavs. But the Raptors blew out the Bucks & Cavs on consecutive nights. that's a statement
Wizards are on a 23-4 run.
Wizards come out with strong start to 3rd quarter for once. Gooden will shoot 2 FT after timeout. Wizards lead 56-54.
Still plenty of time for Cavs to get it together. But there's also plenty of time for the Wiz and Raps to keep building on these good starts
Pierce's 3 from right corner ties it 54-54. More 2nd chance pts for Wizards (15-2 edge) vs. Bucks.
Milwaukee had led by 15, up 52-47 at half. Wizards made up for turnovers by hitting offensive glass (8 in 2Q, 11 in half).
Plenty went wrong in 1st half, but Wizards down just 52-47. They got aggressive attacking rim at the end of 2Q. Pierce = 11p, Wall = 10p.
52-47 Bucks lead the Wizards at halftime. It is now a winnable game for the Wizards
Well-executed play leads to open Pierce 3 and Wizards cut lead to 9. Seems like it should be a lot worse.
I'm no lip reader, but I do believe Pierce just told his Wizards' teammates that they needed to, "get the f*ck back"
That Mayo-to-Sanders downcourt pass was broken up by Washington, but "pass interference, Wizards."
Heated exchange on court heading to timeout between Wizards' Wittman and Gortat.
This 14-point Milwaukee lead might seem surprising till you remember Wizards played last night (vs. CLE) and Bucks didn't (at TOR).
I think the Wizards are going to need another timeout
Wizards' strongman Kevin Seraphin looked like he was in barfight, throwing defenders off him in the lane.
Bucks lead 28-21 after 1Q. Wizards have 7 turnover. Bucks shooting 52.2%.
28-21 the Bucks lead the Wizards after one quarter. I suppose it could be worse
Bucks aggressively doubling any Wizards post-up. Wizards wanna play inside-out, but Bucks not letting it happen. Wizards = 7 turnovers.
Nene with 3 early turnovers and in comes Humphries to replace him. Beal also coming in at 5:47 and Wizards down 14-8.
You could say the Wizards came out flat because they played last night. But the Bucks did too and they’re flying around the court.
Paul Pierce draws a charge, and scores at the other end. 4-2 Wizards
Wizards sticking with the same starting 5: Wall, Temple, Pierce, Nene, Gortat.