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Recap: Wizards perform in Cirque du So-layup

The After Party: Where we channel all of your Wizards post-game essentials into one massive data over-filled post. Locker room interviews, choice excerpts from the game captured off of a TV screen by way of Vine (we like to call them VINElights), and a selection of delectable in-game tweets finger-picked from #WizardsTwitter.

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FROM THE LOCKER ROOM

Martell Webster:
3-point marksman and acclaimed interview video bomber.
Latest victim: a snazzy dressed Garrett Temple.

The classic locker room video bomb custom executed hilariously by Martell Webster has served as none other than a visual euphoria for Wizards fans. It’s like a perk that comes with winning because otherwise you won’t hear a peep from ‘Tell.

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“I want us to continue understand how to win games, why we’re winning games, and what we have to do to win games.”
— Randy Wittman

After climbing their way back to .500 for the third time this season, much of the talk coming from the coach and players after the game was about the intent to shun any thoughts of a winning record and just execute and play their game. Why? The last two times they reached this milestone they went on losing streaks of three and four games. That’s a total of seven losses of which six were suffered at home. The Wizards play their next three games at the Phone Booth. Catch the drift here?

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“We made them take tough shots and we came down and executed on our offensive plays and made shots.”
— John Wall

You’ll learn that most of John Wall’s post-game talk is one of the most savviest, detailed interviews you’ll hear from NBA players when breaking down the game. What’s become a testament to his court IQ, John is truly a student of the game by his ability to detail how or why things happened the way they did on one play or a during stretch of plays. Last night, John credited the Wizards’ success over Chicago to their defense and the way they forced tough shots. As for the other side of the ball, he praised his team for converting the Bulls’ missed opportunities into buckets of their own. While the Bulls shot a decent 46% from the field, they did go just 9-for-24 from downtown. The Wizards meanwhile shot 50% from the field and 54% from behind the arc.

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TOP PIXELS

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As expected, John Wall’s insane 180 circus shot landed in SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays right there at number 3. The shot came in the midst of a 10-0 Wizards run in the 3rd quarter that helped them tie things up going into the final period. His teammates all admitted their shock after watching the shot fall and credited it as a key moment that boosted the team for the rest of the game.

Joakim Noah, however, jokingly felt differently about it..

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