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Wizards up 60-44 at half. 6/13 from 3. Shooting 55.8%. 17 assists, 5 turnovers. Wall and Gortat = 12p each.
Half: Wizards 60-44. Gortat already with 12 and 10. Most 1H points for Wizards since scoring 60 on Jan. 9.
Beal leaving with 1:25 left in the half. Played 17 minutes. Maybe the minutes limit is 32-35.
The Wizards are better defensive backs than the Redskins defensive backs.
Drew Gooden takes a couple steps back and hits a 3. He’s 4-for-4. 3 midrange Js and the 3. He’s got 9 pts.
I feel Anthony Tolliver should have been on the Wizards at some point. (Insert your "Cause he's a 3-point shooter" joke here)
Beal’s 1st bucket is a 3 in transition. That’s 5 threes for the Wizards. The most they’ve had since they last played Detroit last Sunday.
This is the first time Bradley Beal and Ramon Sessions have played together.
Wizards have made 4 three-pointers, which is as many as they made against the T’Wolves and 76ers.
Wizards = 12 assists, 1 turnover. Shooting 66.7%. Pistons still scored 27 pts and shot 57.9% themselves.
The 37 pts is the Wizards’ most in a qtr this season. Apparently having guys like Pierce and Beal on the floor help.
The Wizards, after scoring 39 points in the 2nd half against the 76ers last night, just scored 37 points in the 1st qtr against the Pistons.
Wizards just scored their most points in any 1Q this season. Leading 37-27. Wall 8 pts.
Drew Gooden set to enter as the first big off the bench. Seems reasonable, but will he help stretch the floor? No attempted 3's at Philly.
Otto in for Pierce and immedialtey fires up a jumper. Swish. Needs that aggression to stay on the court
Beal coming out after six minutes.
Beal 1st taken out after 6 minutes. He’s on a minutes limit of some sort.
The Wizards are en fuego. 5 for 5 to start. Pierce with two 3-pointers. Lead 12-4. 45-plus minutes left.
Another Pierce 3 makes it 12-4, Wizards. They’re getting to the rim and hitting 3s, which is exactly what they haven’t been doing.
Wizards’ 1st possession: Wall hits a trailing Pierce for a 3.
I asked Prince about the Otto comparisons last year.
By starting Pierce, Wittman denied the long-awaited Otto Porter v Tayshaun Prince starting matchup. Boo.
Also seems like perfect time to get the bench some help by using Beal or Pierce off it. Maye desperation doesn't allow for such thinking.
Surprised Beal is starting. Desperate calls for...
Wizards starters: Wall, Beal, Pierce, Nene, Gortat. Pistons: Jackson, Caldwell-Pope, Prince, Monroe, Drummond.
Wittman repeatedly shouldered blame for losing streak in pregame media session.
Bradley Beal will be on a minutes limit. Wittman didn't say the actual limit. Except 25-30.
Beal playing tonight not much of a surprise after Wittman said last night that he didn’t need to go through a practice.
Humphries isn’t playing. Groin injuries are no joke.
Beal, Pierce WILL PLAY tonight per Randy Wittman. Humphries out.
Beal and Pierce are playing. Beal will be on minutes restriction.
Since Feb. 11, when Wizards’ losing streak began, Wall is t-5th in NBA in shots in restricted area. He’s 20-for-40.
Wizards haven’t lost 7 straight since losing 8 straight in Dec. 2012.
GAMEEEDAYYY !!! Need this Win !!!
Can't say this loss was stunning. Question is how good are Hoyas away from home against NCAA Tourney teams. Should learn more Tue at Butler.
Hoyas fall 81-70 at St. John's despite 29 points with 7 3's by DSR. Not a good look overall, but also not a stunner. At Butler Tuesday.
Per CBSsports's site, Joshua Smith played only five mnutes before fouling out. He started.
Please don't tell me JT3 called that timeout with the clock U12 and after his team just scored.
Update Othella Harrington's stats with Hoyas. Received tech at half, as did a St. John's assistant. These teams just don't like each other.
Half: STJ 43 Hoyas 42. Most 1H points allowed by GU this season, topping 40 by Indiana, a game also at MSG and a game Hoyas rallied to win.
Hoyas 2-7 when trailing at halftime, by the way.
That should be a flagrant on the Johnnies.
Neither the stat community nor Charles Barkley thinks much of the Elmore Index.
Greene drove all the way to rim as Smith vacated the lane chasing someone. This shouldn't happen, the vacating the lane part.
Hoyas start 1 for 9 from the field. So not as good as shooting 15 of 22 in 2H in win over Red Storm earlier this month.
9-0 run by Johnnies in part to them running off Georgetown turnovers and misses.
Bad sign: Smith gets abused on Pointer's baseline drive/dunk. Hopkins immediately comes in.
Good early sign: Smith attacking rebounds in the air. Meaning, he's jumping.
D'Angelo Harrison with more fouls (2) in openinng 30 seconds than he had made field goals (zero) in loss at Georgetown.
Oh, Marv Albert on the call for Georgetown-St. John's. YES!
Just realized Southampton and the Wizards are having basically the same season and now I'm depressed.
Rather than searching your entire cable TV options, just know Hoyas-St. John's on CBS at 12 pm.
Graziano Pelle will never score again <---- reverse jinx attempt
When God brings you through a trial, you beat the level; and each level there is a new devil. Be strong in faith. Have a blessed day !!
Just saw of Vine of Andre Roberson collision that caused dent in side of Russell Westbrook's head. Couldn't provide link. Too gruesome.
At the same time, Drew Gooden didn't take any 3s. Not that he's Dirk, but DG lone deep threat among the bigs. Should camp out there some.
Last night's game great example of why more 3's not end-all solution for this Wizards team. Butler (1-7) took more 3's than Nene took shots.
And now time for West Brom to park the bus and win 1-0...
All cynicism aside, I wonder what Ted Leonsis is thinking this morning as he sips coffee and reads about the futility of his team
Three things I noticed: The sky didn't fall; Nene roughly same minutes (20) as KS (18), Gooden (17); Wiz still in 5th. Bucks lost to Lakers.