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Streak is over, thanks to Mike Miller and Shaun Livingston

Morning brew

The Wizards ended their 16-game losing streak last night in New Orleans, defeating the Hornets, 96-91. Michael Lee blogged about the big performances from Mike Miller and Shaun Livingston. And Livingston talks about how it felt to end the skid.

Bullets Forever's Mike Prada offers the perfect take on last night's game, especially on a day like today. And he points out that March 31 is now known as Break Your Long Losing Streak Day.

Here is more information about newcomer Cedric Jackson (who has Maryland ties), and a roundup of Jackson-related links from Truth About It.

Washington's next game is Friday vs. the Bulls at Verizon Center.

Around the league ...

There were 13 games last night. Highlights are below, courtesy of NBA.com.

By Alexa Steele  |  April 1, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
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As soon as the ink is dry on the transfer of ownership papers "Teddy Ballgame" should make sure that Flip and Ernie are packed and ready to GTFO, get em gone and hire Avery Johnson and get a GM, and not one of these know it all's someone experienced who knows the league need to get that part done and get ready for the draft.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 1, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

8 games left...

vs Chi
vs NJ
vs GS
@ Orl
@ Bos
vs Atl
@ NY
vs Ind

Will the Wizards win enough games to put them behind...

NJ
Minn
GS
Det
Sac

to end up with the 6th pick?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | April 1, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

think we should run a poll on how many wins this team is goingt to get.

I'll go first: 23!

Posted by: sagaliba | April 1, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Yes, 23. NETS our last victory.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 1, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Will the Wizards win enough games to put them behind...

NJ
Minn
GS
Det
Sac

to end up with the 6th pick?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | April 1, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

NO. We'll be fourth.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 1, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Lottery standings as of today

nj 10 wins
minn 15 wins
gs 21 wins
wash 22 wins
det 23 wins
sac 24 wins

there also could be a team that sneaks into the top 3 spots which would push the other teams back?

I hate to even say it but would happen if the Wizards end up with the 5th pick and Ted keeps Ernie as the GM?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | April 1, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

The Wizzies have a "chance" to win 5 of the remaining games.
With their luck they just might do that and screw up Lotto night.

Posted by: VBFan | April 1, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The Wizzies have a "chance" to win 5 of the remaining games.
With their luck they just might do that and screw up Lotto night.


Posted by: VBFan | April 1, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Too terrible to even contemplate.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 1, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I hate to even say it but would happen if the Wizards end up with the 5th pick and Ted keeps Ernie as the GM?

Posted by: bulletsfan78

C'mon, you know what would happen. Ernie can't keep a fifth pick....it's like kryptonite to him, must trade....must trade....must trade.

I'm guessing to the Bucks for Michael Redd so he can unite his two favorite second round picks.

Posted by: ts35 | April 1, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

How many times over the past decade has at least one team not jumped up in to the top 3 on lottery night? I haven't looked, but I'm guessing not often. So suffice to say, if the wiz stay where they are, they're already drafting 5th or worse.

Posted by: ts35 | April 1, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The Wizzies have a "chance" to win 5 of the remaining games.
With their luck they just might do that and screw up Lotto night.

Posted by: VBFan | April 1, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Haha. Last year the wizards were tied with the clippers and "won" the tie breaker for one more lottery entry. The clippers got the number one pick with the third most lottery entries. Therefore, contrary to the popular belief, if the wizards won one more game they could have had the #1 pick. The worst team in the league didn't even get a top 3 pick. Just play hard and don't worry about the draft lottery. Its all about scouting the college players. Nobody knew Curry, Evans, and Jennings would be better than all 3 of the 2009 top 3 picks this year.

Posted by: jefferu | April 1, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"How many times over the past decade has at least one team not jumped up in to the top 3 on lottery night? I haven't looked, but I'm guessing not often."

Yeah, it's a fairly common occurrence. Teams trying to lose games in order to manipulate their lottery position is futile plan. Ask the Boston Celtics.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 1, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

" Its all about scouting the college players. Nobody knew Curry, Evans, and Jennings would be better than all 3 of the 2009 top 3 picks this year.Posted by: jefferu"

If nobody knew those three would be better than the top 3 picks, then what good is scouting?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 2, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

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