2015 Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs, Game 1 Wizards 93 Raptors 86 (OT) April 18, 2015 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON Paul Pierce led the way, but Otto was the closer. When Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfield laid out their outline for the Wizards' rebuilding "Plan" a few years ago, one of the primary elements for success was creating a culture that would attract high profile veterans in free agency. As the Wizards began to improve and dispose some of the bad apples - err, a lot of the bad apples - they gradually begin to draw interest in said veterans, although not so high-profile initi ...Read More »
The Wizards stole Game 1 in Toronto after a resilient effort to fend off the Raptors' comeback attempts in the 4th quarter and overtime. There were several game-defining moments that preserved Washington's chance to win; here are the biggest ones. 1. Seraphin's pass to Gooden. Although the Wizards underachieved a little this season, what hasn’t been lost is the value of Ernie Grunfeld’s signings this past summer. The front court was beefed up with Kris Humphries and DeJaun Blair, so admittedly didn’t expect much from Kevin Seraphin. He’d been trending down for some time. Fast forward to Game 1 ...Read More »
“Only Greatness equals Greatness.” – Jordan Brand We live in a day and age of Vines, and Twitter, and PTI. A day and age where “the greatest dunk/shot/pass/player EVER!!” is the greatest until tomorrow, when the next one arises. Truth be told, that’s always been the nature of sports. Today’s day and age has brought technology and media coverage to a place where everyone can share with everyone else, and the transmission of highlights, or stats, or ideas can be shared instantly on a global level, and then argued, on the global level. But today’s Twitter, and Facebook, and PTI, are simply our mo ...Read More »
If there is one thing makes the Washington Wizards better than any other team in the NBA, it is unquestionably Gilbert Arenas' Instagram account, especially during the postseason. Arenas' hilarious antics on social media in the face of teams and players going up against the Wizards is a trend that began during last year's playoffs. While the Wizards took on the Chicago Bulls on the basketball court, Arenas took on the Chicago Bulls on his Instagram. Later in the next round, Gilly promptly destroyed destroyed Roy Hibbert after his terrible start to the series. This year, Arenas remains unrelent ...Read More »
The scene was set. The building was loud. The players were ready. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Wizards and Raptors has come and gone, and just like last year's first round, our boys leave a hostile opposing playoff crowd victorious. #Raptors fans outchea singing 'f*ck those #Wizards that you love so bad..." pic.twitter.com/eJNNaD1bb2— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) April 18, 2015 Here are three key takeaways from the win. PAUL PIERCE TALKS THE TALK, THEN PROMPTLY WALKS THE WALK. After all, is this not why he is here!? As I noted in our series preview ...Read More »
Washington vs. Toronto 2015 Eastern Conference First Round Game 1 - Sat. April 18, Washington at Toronto, 12:30 PM, ESPN Game 2 - Tue. April 21, Washington at Toronto, 8:00 PM, NBA TV Game 3 - Fri. April 24, Toronto at Washington, 8:00 PM, ESPN2 Game 4 - Sun. April 26, Toronto at Washington, 7:00 PM, TNT Game 5 *- Wed. April 29, Washington at Toronto, TBD Game 6 * - Fri. May 1 ,Toronto at Washington, TBD Game 7 * - Sun. May 3, Washington at Toronto, TBD Tale of the Tape HERE. WE. GO. Postseason basketball has returned to the District, and its familiar buzz is sweeping through the fan base like ...Read More »
Sound waves of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry verbally humiliating a clerk at a towing company surfaced the Internet today and as you'd expect, there was absolutely no mercy on her. McHenry's diatribe on the poor lady offered plenty of quotables, most of them obnoxiously exalting herself as an educated news reporter, and one that wouldn't work in a "scumbag place" like a towing company. But no quote stormed across Twitter quite like this one: "I'm in the news, sweetheart." And so the lightbulb above my head sparked and I immediately took the liberty of taking McHenry's godawful quote and applied ...Read More »
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