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By Michael Lee |  January 31, 2008; 4:04 PM ET
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It's just one game. We'll get it back the next time we play the Raptors.

Posted by: wizzno1fan | January 31, 2008 4:22 PM

Ha Ha!

Nick Young is in the background calling for the ball.


Posted by: TruthAboutIt.net | January 31, 2008 4:25 PM

Truthaboutit beat me to it. That IS classic.
And if you look closely enough, you can see Pecherov on the bench calling for the ball.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 4:27 PM

just one game. We'll get it back the next time we play the Raptors.

Posted by: wizzno1fan | January 31, 2008 04:22 PM

The second post was the best!! Ha Ha!

You'll only get them back IF you play them at the VC.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 4:37 PM

Will someone tell DeShawn to please close his mouth?

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 5:10 PM

That's cold, Michael.

Posted by: kalorama | January 31, 2008 5:21 PM

"I *can* feel my face!"

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 5:43 PM

LOL, Nick wants to shoot.

Posted by: LooseCannon | January 31, 2008 6:17 PM

"LOL, Nick wants to shoot."

That or he's waving goodbye to his team mate knowing he's going to see more minutes after Stevenson gets clobbered. ;)

Why is that Toronto players hand up that guys butt thats guarding Stevenson??

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | January 31, 2008 6:57 PM

All Star announcement at 7:00pm on TNT per NBA.com site.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 6:58 PM

nuf said.

Posted by: emac | January 31, 2008 7:20 PM

HEY, they both made it. :)

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | January 31, 2008 7:21 PM

Congrats to Caron & Antawn.

Posted by: Dude | January 31, 2008 7:38 PM

Brendan-"Did he just jump off a mini tramp?"
Andray-"Dam this Italian is big"
Nick-"I'm open for the jumper fellas"

Posted by: Section101 | January 31, 2008 7:41 PM

Also Blatche is getting muscled out of the way and Brendan is giving someone a little love tap on the elbow....certainly the picture of a blowout loss.

Posted by: low | January 31, 2008 8:59 PM

Ha ha that is sooo funny!!!

Nick Young, "Hey I'm open!"

Congratulations Caron and Antawn!!! You deserve it! They have played great, they have played hard and inspired all season. They have been great to watch and support as a fan. The way they play the game, they way conduct themselves, their respect for the game is something increasingly hard to find in professional sports.

That's the reason I'm a Bullets fan!!!

Posted by: Darnell | January 31, 2008 10:01 PM

I want to say something about Dominic McGuire. First I am very happy to see him getting some playing time finally! He has shown some things I thought he could bring us. I see him as a guy who can come in and immediately give us everything we got from Ruffin and Jeffries, kind of a combo of those 2 players. Rebounding, getting loose balls, physical play inside like we got from Ruffin, and handling, passing and defense. More explosive than either, more offensive potential than either, and a better shot blocker than either. He is a player with the athleticism and skills to be a Kenyon Martin, and or a Gerald Wallace type of player down the road.

With the increased playing time he is starting to show the potential he has and what he can bring to this team. I am very encouraged with the past couple games he has gotten off the bench ahead of Songaila, and I hope that continues!

But I don't get what he is trying to do on the offensive end. He comes down court kind of jogging and goes to a spot and stands there. Around the 3 point line on the side or in the corner and stands there. The princeton is supposed to have movement and cutters. I don't understand why I never see him moving, making hard cuts. He is exactly the guy you want to hit for the alley oop or the backdoor bounce pass for the slam. But if you watch he comes down and finds a spot and stands there. And the dude always looks like he's gasping to catch his breath. He's athletic but doesn't seem as quick in his movements as I thought. And man does he have an ugly shot. His shot makes DeShawn look smooth. Isn't Hopla been working with him??!

Posted by: Darnell | January 31, 2008 10:27 PM


Posted by: Ben | January 31, 2008 11:15 PM

A very ugly loss--they really had a lot of breakdowns on D on the perimeter, which you absolutely can't do against Toroto. Hopefully a day's rest will get them back to form for Utah.

On the plus side, it's great that McGuire is finally showing his stuff. He's got a real knack for snagging long offensive rebounds and keeping a possession alive. I think as he gets more minutes and more touches, he's going to regain the shooting touch that he showed in summer league.

Posted by: John Brisker | February 1, 2008 6:34 AM

On injuries: isn't it great Pop insists that Tony Parker get his rest, and refuses to let him play even if it means losing games?

Posted by: rgz | February 1, 2008 10:38 AM

quit comparing when other teams rest their franchise players. Caron has been out for two games maybe three tonight to rest up. Chill the F out.

Posted by: Burg w/ a U | February 1, 2008 10:44 AM

It seems to me that the injuries are already catching up with the team who have a 10 and sometimes 9 men rotation and 2 players averaging 40 per.

I don't blame EJ as what will you expect on a bench with 3 rookies and if you notice the standing 4th and 14th seeds are separated by just 7 games. You have a long losing streak and you'll be out of the playoff picture. With the brutal schedule that the Wiz have this month anything is possible even a possible lottery pick next season.

Posted by: Dave, | February 1, 2008 11:23 AM

Funny how this "phenomenon" seems to be happening around the league. I mean, I didn't expect the Blazers to do any worse without Oden, b/c Oden wasn't on their team last year, but in Washington....we're doing good! A blessing in disguise for Les BouleS also!


"I didn't listen when people said he was going to come in and be the savior," Roy said about Oden. "I was like, 'I'm a pretty good player. We've got good players on this team. We're not going to throw the towel in.' A lot of people expected us to."

It initially appeared that Oden's injury would help the Blazers in a backhanded sense, by allowing them to get another high lottery pick. "We're not worried about that blessing," Portland General Manager Kevin Pritchard said with a laugh. "It's a blessing in disguise that . . . allowed guys to expand their games."


Posted by: DC Man88 | February 1, 2008 12:05 PM

Juan Carlos Navarro, 37-of-79 from the 3-point line in January thus far, has played enough games to officially claim the "best shooter in class" distinction. He is 19th in the NBA in 3-point percentage (41.6).

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:16 PM

"He is a player with the athleticism and skills to be a Kenyon Martin, and or a Gerald Wallace type of player down the road."


DMAC will never be as good as either of them at their pinacle

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:22 PM

Its so funny to watch wizards fans grasp and think every young player they get is going to become a star. DMAC will be lucky to be in the league in 5 years

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:23 PM

Congrats to Caronbo and Jamison for making the ALL-Star game.

That's a really funny picture of Stevenson -he just looks scared!!

Posted by: sp | February 1, 2008 12:26 PM

DMAC will be MVP if he plays in the D League. There is a reason why he wasn't chosen in the 1st round. Heck, even NY who was almost a lottery pick is also playing so bad that he seems to be in a pick-up game.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Plenty of good players fall to the 2nd round. I don't think McGuire will be Gerald Wallace or Kenyon Martin, but he might. There's a reason why Arenas, Boozer, Monta Ellis, Redd, Ginobili, etc, etc weren't taken in the 1st round....because many NBA GMs are idiots.

Posted by: Dude | February 1, 2008 1:18 PM

Arenas, Boozer, Monta Ellis, Redd, Ginobili

DMAC will never be close to any of those players. DMAC will be lucky to even become a starter in the league

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 2:02 PM

Did it hurt?

Posted by: yoyoindc.blogspot.com | February 1, 2008 2:03 PM

Dude - Those players you mentioned are one in a million kind of case. I'm not saying DMAC will not be an all-star but his odds are not good.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 2:39 PM

I agree with you. I focused on the 2nd rounder part instead of your specific argument about DMAC. I don't think it is likely that he will be an all-star or even a starter either, but I do think that he will become a top line bench player at the very least.

Posted by: Dude | February 1, 2008 3:04 PM

Why the heck are people dissing DMac (Byron Mouton minus 5 inches)? Leave the rook alone. He's just playing loose and helping out, with little PT. Geez.

Posted by: DC Man88 | February 1, 2008 3:20 PM

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