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Game Notebook 44, Wizards vs. Nuggets: Searching For Answers

Nuggets 117
Wizards 113

January 29, 2016 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC

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“I’m searching for answers.” — Randy Wittman.

And who the living hell wouldn’t be after facing a team ranking in the bottom 10 of the league in offense, yet they surrendered 117 points to them? Who the hell wouldn’t be when they’re a defensive-minded coach but their team has allowed an average 113 points over three consecutive losses? Who the hell wouldn’t be when there are so many leaks in their perimeter defense that opposing teams can literally taste what basketball in heaven feels like from the 3-point line?

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I’m not going to get in to the who’s and what’s of the game. It’s the same song and dance. You want a highlight? Here’s one:

You want another? HERE:

The Wizards have clear and obvious issues, stemming from a variety of things. The boiling point was reached and surpassed quite some time ago with no lid to simmer the heat, and hot water has now began to overflow after the loss to Denver. There is an identity crisis on offense. There is incompetence on defense. There is a lack of talent in certain areas. There are injuries. There are slow starts. There are bad finishes. There’s Alan Anderson’s suit game. Is there an end??

I don’t know. I’m searching for answers too, Randy. But I usually find mine on WikiHow. Maybe you can too:

http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Tight-Perimeter-Defense-in-Basketball

You’re welcome.


The Game’s Top Performer

Bradley Beal

Since being put on a minutes restriction, Brad Beal has made the most of every minute he’s allowed. Last night was no different. In 25 minutes played, Beal took 14 shots and made half of them for 17 points. In spite of the nagging injuries, Beal has remained the course of elevating his game, particularly in the footwork department. Check it:

A forgettable night for..

All of us.

The franchise celebrated the old school championship #Bullets (although they annoyingly decided to plug in Baltimore instead of Washington), and all but actual championship-like play was infused into the night. Right off the bat the Nuggets got up to a 10-2 lead. By halftime, they had made 52% of their shots and had already scored two-thirds of their season average in points per game with 64. They led by as many as 18 in the 3rd and chillaxed their way through the 4th and on to a victory.

So what’s next?

we are Hoop District

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