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Pierce to media on Faired missing FTs at end of regulation: "Thank you, Kenneth." On Denver's last miss: "Thank You, thank you Ty Lawson."
John Wall 19 pts, 16 assists last night. 6th time this season a player reached both marks. Wall responsible for 3 of those. (Per Nuggets)
Brian Shaw said he thought Wall stepped out when he called a timeout with 15.6 seconds left in OT. Wall then hit 2 FTs to make it 117-112.
FWIW, John Wall thought he was fouled when Kenneth Faried stripped him at the end of regulation.
Pierce on Kenneth Faried’s missed free throws: “Thank you, Kenneth.” Pierce on Ty Lawson’s missed jumper to tie it: “Thank you, Ty Lawson.”
Pierce got his black/cut eye from a Nene elbow. “You got to expect scars in the war.”
I just turned on Miss Universe for first time tonight. Miss Colombia. Yep, I get it.
Terps almost lost to Chris Collins. Wiz almost lost to JaVale's team. DeSean Jackson in position to cause int'l incident. All good. Whew.
Good thing Wiz won so Wittman might not go bonkers when someone mentions Wall/Beal/Gortat/Nene took 5 FTs combined.
Are you kdding me. Would have been catostrophic indeed, Buck. Wizards win. Exhale after that.
John Wall's first free throw attempts of the game. Makes them both. That's the only good part about that scenario. A very good part, tho.
Nene just WWE tossed Faried to the ground. No call. Shhh.
Wall and Lawson providing a great sneak preview of the games at Barry Farms this summer.
Wall Star getting it done. Hump 21 and 14.
And if you’re wondering why Humphries over Gortat, he just banked in another bucket. He’s got 19 and 13 off the bench.
Nene talking to referee Tom Washington about the traveling violations. He’s showing him the move he used both times.
FWIW, Faried-Beal contact took place with around 3 seconds left. Ref hesistated and called foul late. 1.4 showed.
OT. Onions on Faried for going for the block.
Faried sort of makes up for his misses by blocking Pierce’s fadeaway jumper. Overtime.
Andre Miller, he of the game-winning lob to Beal in Orlando earlier this season, is inbounding the ball and calls a timeout.
Let Pierce shoot.
Faried missed both FTs, wow. What's the free throw shooting frequency, Kenneth.
Suddenly Beal’s 6th foul might be the best play of the night.
Faried misses both free throws. Wow.
Seems like there should be more time on the clock?
Basket doesn’t count, but Faried going to line and Beal fouls out. Jaw-dropping sequence.
John Wall iso or...
Nene took 3 shots in the 2nd half last night and 1 was a 3. Wizards are going to him often down the stretch.
Nene’s been called for traveling twice. Someone in crowd yells, “This isn’t Rio de Janeiro, buddy.”
Beal is at the scorer’s table waiting to check in.
Beal taken out after picking up his 5th foul. Wizards nursing 96-94 lead.
Pepsi Center has a Carlton Cam and people in Denver don’t seem to have the Carlton Dance down. It’s really not that hard.
Terps trailed 63-52 with 3:21 left. Finished 6-9 FG with 1 3-pointers and 3-3 FT. Made 16 FG over opening 36:39.
I meant Wizards down 84-83. My bad. But they’re up 87-84 now. I promise.
Was that Wall pass between the legs?
Last I looked Terps were down 12 with like 3+ left. What the what, now up one?
Pierce back to the free-throw line. Already has 8 pts in the qtr.
Wizards went away from Pierce in the 2nd half last night and he’s making sure that doesn’t happen again. Aggressive last few minutes.
So far tonight Wiz announcers have called Nurkic "Nukeic" and "Norkic". Better get out of there before the Papa finds out
WITTMAN FACE. Somebody GIF that zombie look, stat.
Another ugly 3rd qtr so far for Wizards. 2 pts in almost 4 minutes and they’re down 68-61.
Bad enough Terps look doomed, but it means Chris Collins wins. This is not cool, universe.
Kris Humphries loves playing the Nuggets. Last four games vs. Denver: 14, 18, 20 and 11 points in 1H tonight.
Humphries had 20 pts in the teams’ 1st meeting in early Dec. Already has 11 pts and 6 reb.
Nene needs another 4 points for double figures. Would be season-high 5th straight game. Best run since 15 straight last season before inj.
Wooah. Wall almost hits a crazy buzzer beater from halfcourt. Hit the back of the rim. Game tied at 59 at the half.
I know Witt won't even consider anything as radical as making Pierce 6th man, but I like idea of Otto playing with the starters.
Porter in to finish the 2nd quarter. Wittman continues making adjustments.
Oh, Otto Porter in for last 2 min of 1H.
But it’ll be interesting to see if their legs hold up in the 4th qtr — if necessary — on this back to back.
Wittman’s decision to put his starters in earlier in the 2Q is paying dividends. Wizards up 48-44.
Denver PA announcer stealing Orioles intro of J.J. Hardy with strong emphasis of JAY JAY Hickson.
Wittman makes adjustment with rotation: Every starter but Gortat back in after 8:31 timeout. Earlier than usual.
Reason I mentioned that pregame was fear that he'd be latest reserve PG to get his versus Wiz.
Jameer Nelson hits a trio of 3s in 2 minutes to give Nuggets a 37-33 lead. Nuggets point guards have 18 pts.
Remember when the Wizards weren’t supposed to see Aldridge or Lawson? That would’ve made this trip a bit easier.
Maybe just me, but seems like Wizards been fouling jump shooters a lot lately.
When it comes to blocking, Marcin Gortat >> Tyler Polumbus.
Reverse Otto alert: Martell Webster in. Usually means a DNP-CD for OP.
Webster and Butler come off the bench on the wing. Looks like Porter remains out of the rotation.
Wittman said rebounding and getting out in transition were going to be the keys. Wizards already have 8 fast break pts.
1 thing about Beal’s game I didn’t expect when I 1st started covering this team: He can elevate and elevate quickly. Underrated athleticism.
Nene averages 10+ pts for career against all teams but one. His old team. 9.7 vs. Nuggets. Just 3 games. 5.3 reb also worst vs. anyone.
Cheers for Nene when he’s introduced.
Wiz-Nuggets things: 1) Wiz 7-3 in 2nd game of B2B 2) Had S-H 35 assists in win over DEN 3) Jameer Nelson been killing it since joining Nuggs
TV analyst suggests Turgeon starting Cekovsy cause his mom at game. Witt didn't play Otto at all as a rook in Memphis when dad was there.
John Wall on the altitude in Denver: “The first three minutes is going to kill us but other than that it ain’t gonna bother us.”
If we/me point out when Cavs are struggling, only fair to note they have now won six straight. They are better when LeBron plays. Who knew.