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Speaking of Otto... Looked at Wiz 2-man lineups with at least 200 minutes. John Wall's best O-PPP ratings comes when paired with...Otto.
The idea of George Mason possibly pursuing a Patriot League coach brings me back to wonder if they pondered Jeff Jones 4 years ago.
Guess if I was going to put Mariota 2nd in my next mock I should have done so before McShay did the same.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Have a blessed day !!
"I can guarantee you this will be taken up by NCAA and USBWAA" is the saddest threat any of us will hear in 2015 :-(
Also think JVG is spot on about Beal's on-court aggression. To me -- and I'm just watching on TV -- he seems to lack confidence in his body
Actually, let me amend my previous tweet by removing mention of Fordham. The EKU coach put in time. DePaul, still smh.
End of 3Q. Wiz rallying. Wittman puts in four smalls + Gooden, has Webster guarding Harden for some reason. Harden easily zips in for layup.
Re: DePaul, Fordham hires. Maybe strong low-major coaches realize they're better off long-term avoiding brutal higher profile conf. jobs.
Watching Westbrook go battering ram mode on PHX's horrible transition D was a sight to behold. Worth more than the points he scored.
Wizards had a few ways to make the playoffs today. None worked out. Lost, obviously. Needed help from Celts, Nets/ or Heat. Only BOS lost.
Bummer about Duke winning is you almost have to root for them to beat MSU for a good Nat'l title game if you think Kentucky beats Wiscy.
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All comes down to navigating the recruiting world, something Mullin has never done, right? Name recognition helps. He's got that.
History aside, Chris Mullin seems like a weird choice for St. John's. Not as weird as DePaul re-hiring Dave Leitao, of course.
I asked Wall about Otto's inconsistent minutes. "You got to ask Mr. Wittman that one. I don’t know."
Wall was asked why he thinks Porter's playing time has been inconsistent: "You got to ask Mr. Wittman that one. I don’t know."
Wizards Twitter might sorta like this Wittman quote about guarding Harden. "He's a tough cover, but this game wasn't lost defensively."
Dwiight on Harden's key block in the final seconds: "He's not known for blocking shots. That's what MVP's do."
Tom to the Izzo...
Wall was asked why they can't beat top teams. His answer: They still haven't been able to solve small-ball lineups. They got 8 games to.
Wittman said players were forgetting plays out of timeouts and Wall and Pierce said the same. Not a good look 74 games into the season.
Frank Vogel &Indy limped into and thru the playoffs last year, and he kept his job even though they underperformed. Wittman may do that too.
I know the fire-the-coach sentiment is low hanging fruit but subtitution patterns are spotty, play calling is lacking and morale seems low
Wall on lacking sense of urgency: "To be where we want and as far as we did last year, we have to turn it around or we'll be done quick."
Gortat on what’s stopping the Wizards from playing their best: “No comment.”
Final: Rockets 99 Wizards 91. James harden 24 points. John Wall 25 and 12. Otto with 15 in 17 minutes.
I guess James Harden plays defense these days.
Fans behind me are clamoring for Gortat to get more fourth quarter time. Guess who just checked in with 2:41 left. Wiz down 93-83
"Wall has been marvelous but hasn't had a lot of consistent help." -Mike Breen. Pretty much summed up the season.
That was quick. Rockets drain b2b 3's to push the lead back to 10. Deep threats always available, for Houston.
"Otto Porter has played very well since he's come in" - Jeff Van Gundy.
Wizards have outscored Rockets 17-8 since Porter entered the game in 3Q.
That's some efforting by the Wizards right there. Force two Brewer turnovers, leading to Porter dunk and Sessins score. 76-72.
Otto Porter and Ramon Sessions seem to have this elusive focus and purpose that Wittman speaks so highly of. Wiz pull within 4, 76-72
Porter dunk, Sessions layup and it's somehow 76-72. Rockets timeout.
Wizards 13th sellout, per the Wizards. Comes in game where other team's best player wears 13.
Wizards say sellout. 13th this season.
Plus-minus doesn't always mean much, but will note Otto Porter only Wizard on the plus side right now.
Not sure the Wizards have missed Ariza more in any game this season then this one. Webster can't hang with Harden.
Wizards rally a bit, but Houston pushes back for 76-67 lead.
Harden iso on Webster = easy layup. Porter's been guarding Prigioni.
Drew Gooden is the only "big" on the court for either team right now.
John Wall doing John Wall things.
Good take by Wall. Webster was wide open in the corner for 3, but there's no trust there right now.
Petey Pablo Prigioni with the most ridiculous shot of the day
Drew Gooden living a clean life these days if that shot fell.
Beal has been open in the corner the last two off. possessions. the 1st time he never got the ball, the 2nd time he got the ball too late
Watching Paul Pierce today reminds me that I need to fill up my gas tank.
Otto Porter sighting.
Oh. Otto Porter is in.
John Wall has made six straight shots since a 1 for 7 first quarter.
Wall is heating up and the Rockets are missing Patrick Beverley right about now
Former Wizard Lester Hudson just signed a 10-day contract with the LA Clippers.
The good news for the Wiz is that Bradley Beal seems to be finding a bit of an offensive rhythm. The bad news is that Harden is too
Houston is shooting 46% from 3point range and 58% from the field. the Wizards are shooting just 28% from 3pt range and 37% from the field
They play the 3rd quarter after the 2nd quarter, which usually isn't a good thing for the Wizards.
Half: Rockets 59 Wizards 46. Harden's floater at the buzzer caps a late flurry. Has 14 points. Beal 12, Wall 9.
Beal did everything he could to deny Harden the ball but he gets it anyway, drives, & hits the floater at the buzzer. 59-46 Rockets at half.