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Posted at 5:48 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Open thread: Wizards (4-7) at Pistons (4-8)

By Michael Lee

About 90 minutes before tipoff, Coach Flip Saunders called John Wall a game-time decision and sounded pessimistic about having the No. 1 overall pick against the Detroit Pistons. The day before, Wall didn't participate in any non-contact drills during practice and said he would "probably not" be able to play. But Wall is on active list, making him available. Gilbert Arenas and Kirk Hinrich will still start in the backcourt. Wall warmed up with his teammates before the game and didn't appear to be favoring his sprained left foot during drills. The true sign that he was probably closer to returning was when Wall started doing the "Dougie" while shooting three-pointers. One of his corner shots missed so badly that it bounced off the rim and hit Hilton Armstrong in the chest while he was shooting a short jumper on the other end. Wall is the Wizards' leader in scoring and assists. He was injured on Nov. 13 in Chicago. The team was 2-1 in his absence, with Gilbert Arenas averaging 22 points in both wins. Chat about the game in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter with Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee). See your tweets here by using #wizards.

Tipoff: 6 p.m.; TV: CSN; Radio: 106.7 FM.


By Michael Lee  | November 21, 2010; 5:48 PM ET
 
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wizards stink. washington redtards do too.

Posted by: 10peterbilt | November 21, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

The key thing now is for Gil to stay out of foul trouble and not get worn down by guarding Rip. If he's alright and doesnt pick up any fouls in the 3rd or just a late one then I would play Gil 20min in the 2nd half. He can do it and he's feeling good tonight

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

gotta help Gil out. He's not going to play hard D right now because he doesnt want to sit again with another foul

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

they are trying to trap Gil and take the ball out his hands. Someone has to step up and Dray has to wake up. Cant be playing slow & soft and you cant be settling for super long J's

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I can't really complain about this loss. Yes, there are things you can point too like Hinrich fumbling down the stretch, and Arenas losing one in the end in overtime, but this was a hard fought loss.

They didn't quit and they played. I hope they take the positives away from this one.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | November 21, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Gilbert legs died down the stretch and he started making mistakes. Not enough legs to play those minutes just yet

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, what was Flip Saunders thinking? 5 minutes left in the game, 7 point led. Nick Young just made a three point shot, came down and played great defense on Tayshaun Prince but on the next dead ball Flip took Nick out and brought Al Thornton in. And to make things worse brought Kirk Hinrich in and took the ball out of Arenas' hands. Why would you take the ball out of Arenas' hands when he was seeing the floor like no other. Dude had 20/20 vision tonight he was seeing and finding everybody. Flip messed up the flow of the offense by making bad substitution.

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse


Tough to win the best player in a Wiz uni tonight has a loser's mentality. Arenas did everything he could to lose this game down the stretch and he succeeded. Arenas made the low-percentage pass to Young when the Wiz were only down by two points. Ball game.

This is why the Wizards need Wall running the show at the end of games. He's a winner and seems to already be smarter than Arenas.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Arenas made the low-percentage pass to Young when the Wiz were only down by two points. Turnover. Ball game.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

I also think he gets a little nervous now about being the closer late. Its been a long time since he closed out a game on his own

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

They did seem to tire pretty badly in the overtime. Rip pretty much had his way at the end. But there are some good things to take away as well. I thought Javale followed through with his resolution to focus on rebounds rather than blocks, and that helped his scoring as well as the team defense.

I've been watching the FT percentage -- the Wiz were at what, 60% this game, down from the 74% they've been shooting. Like to see that get back to where it was. They were also off from 3 point range, at 26.3%, down from their season average of above 34%. The FT gap went up significantly after the third quarter, which is fairly typical for away games. Jason Maxiell wasn't much of a factor but Villanueva, their other designated Wizard-killer, was. He just seems to love playing against Washington.

Posted by: Samson151 | November 21, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, I missed most of this one. But, although there were mistakes down the stretch to blow the game, this was a hard fought game. I will say the refs were letting Detroit get real aggressive/rough with the guards that caused some of the miscues. Not sure there were not more than a few foul calls missed. Detroit probably gets away with their "style" at home more so than on the road. Anyway...

This team has some talent. McGee may be slowly getting it. Arenas is playing more consistent defense than I've ever seen him play since he got here (I've mentioned his defense in GS on a few occasions in here). NY is playing a little less like a knucklehead. AT is a decent athletic player. I think Booker will be a solid contributer. Of course, John Wall is the real deal. And, JH is not far away from returning. More cohesiveness and it's a very tough team. By the end of the year, nobody is going to want to play with us. We'll still have our embarrassments, but this is about rebuilding. And, believe it or not, there is a foundation upon which to build. AB is the only player that seems to be slightly digressing at this point.

Posted by: rphilli721 | November 21, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Flip then took Thornton out and brought back Nick Young for the start of overtime where he made two nice back to back baskets. If only Flip had kept Nick in the game and left the ball in Arenas' hands. That line up was on a roll and he should have stuck with what was working. Especially with only 5 mintues left in the game.

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, what was Flip Saunders thinking? 5 minutes left in the game, 7 point led. Nick Young just made a three point shot, came down and played great defense on Tayshaun Prince but on the next dead ball Flip took Nick out and brought Al Thornton in. And to make things worse brought Kirk Hinrich in and took the ball out of Arenas' hands. Why would you take the ball out of Arenas' hands when he was seeing the floor like no other. Dude had 20/20 vision tonight he was seeing and finding everybody. Flip messed up the flow of the offense by making bad substitution.

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Spades72 - Excellent observation. I saw the exact same thing on your two points about benching Nick and letting Kirk bring the ball up. It messed up the total flow of their offense.

Other then that, I do see progress. Gil has a ways to go, but it looks like he is starting to get his "swag" back...... He has some costly miscues, but he hasn't totally got his game legs back yet.

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 21, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

@ahwyatt, Gil has been an automatic All Star and has been 2nd team all NBA in this league. He was regarded by everyone as one of the best closers in the league so dont act like Gil has always sucked at this and a 20yo rookie in Wall who has struggled in the halfcourt would be better.

Gil is just still working his way back, doesnt fully have his legs yet, hasnt been in these situations that much recently, and hasnt played much in the last 4 years. Once all that is fixed then he will again be one of the best closers in the league

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

I still say that I was right about Gil guarding Rip. I said he wouldnt want to chase him around those screens all night and it would eventually wear him down on both ends, espically from a scoring standpoint. If you saw him in the 2nd half he was breathing very hard. He shouldve guarded Stuckey tonight

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 21, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Tough to win the best player in a Wiz uni tonight has a loser's mentality. Arenas did everything he could to lose this game down the stretch and he succeeded. Arenas made the low-percentage pass to Young when the Wiz were only down by two points. Ball game.

This is why the Wizards need Wall running the show at the end of games. He's a winner and seems to already be smarter than Arenas.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:09 PM

This is really a biassed opinion. You do realize that with Gilbert since Wall has been out we have won two games and almost had this one.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | November 21, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

"He was regarded by everyone as one of the best closers in the league so dont act like Gil has always sucked at this and a 20yo rookie in Wall who has struggled in the halfcourt would be better."

You're right, Arenas was regarded as one of the best closers in the league. Was.

Look, I'm okay with Gil taking any shot he wants (i.e., closing) at the end of the game. Passing? Not so much. He has always been a shaky ballhandler/decision-maker and tonight just hammered that home again. That pass, if you want to call it that, to Young was inexcusable. Not what a winner would do.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

How can anyone seriously blame the game on Arenas??? Without his 19 points and 16 assists the game would not have been even close. Phil Chenier and Steve Buckhantz both thought Arenas played an excellent game.

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Well at least they're only choking on the road. Blatche shooting a 3 for the win? And it looked like the play they wanted.

There guards beat up on our guards, and the Wizards didn't get the calls. That's expected. As was lazy Blatche making Villanueva look like a All-Star. Looks like that contract extension is going to cost Ernie his job.

Arenas needs to be fined if he makes another half, 3/4 or full court pass. He's around 1 for 6 now. None as stupid as the one he threw to Nick Young.

I think the bench deserved more PT. Booker wasn't hurting the team, and Martin was hitting the spot up 3s.

Posted by: djnnnou | November 21, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

"It's not what you do, it's when you do it."

-John Thompson

Arenas had a pretty good game...until the pressure was on. Then he promptly spit the bit or choked. Whichever term you prefer.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, what was Flip Saunders thinking? 5 minutes left in the game, 7 point led. Nick Young just made a three point shot, came down and played great defense on Tayshaun Prince but on the next dead ball Flip took Nick out and brought Al Thornton in. And to make things worse brought Kirk Hinrich in and took the ball out of Arenas' hands. Why would you take the ball out of Arenas' hands when he was seeing the floor like no other. Dude had 20/20 vision tonight he was seeing and finding everybody. Flip messed up the flow of the offense by making bad substitution.

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 9:06 PM

I saw the exact same thing as well. Nick hit 2 shots in overtime as well so if Flip would have stayed with the hot lineup down the stretch instead of running with Hinrich at the point, the outcome may have been different.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | November 21, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Tough loss, game was winnable but Detroit wanted this home game a little more but it was a very competitive game. Wish Gil had taken that shot at the end of reg but I guess the haters would have slammed him on the blog. Think Nick showed some good things and finally nice to see Flip let McGee learn and play at the same time. I think this loss was something to learn from.

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad Les BouleS couldn't close the deal in regulation. It was a scrappy game that they should have won, but if you look at the box score, they should have lost and they did.

Les BouleS were way off from 3 pt range, took way fewer FT's, and had a lot more PF's.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=301121008

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

"Arenas had a pretty good game...until the pressure was on. Then he promptly spit the bit or choked. Whichever term you prefer.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse "

I wouldn't say Gilby choked, as the team might not been in the game without him, but for sure, if you're the money player on the team, you don't pass off to the wingman at the end. You take the shot, and he didn't. Same criticism that LeBron got, and same thing with Kobe, who would never pass the ball to someone else with the game on the line.

LOOK AT THE STAT LINE....GILBY TOOK 18 SHOTS BUT WENT TO THE FT LINE ZERO TIMES!!! That's unacceptable.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

No real surprises here. A hard fought, down to the wire contest between two bottom-feeders. It'll be interesting to see how Arenas adjusts when Wall returns.

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 21, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Tough to win the best player in a Wiz uni tonight has a loser's mentality. Arenas did everything he could to lose this game down the stretch and he succeeded. Arenas made the low-percentage pass to Young when the Wiz were only down by two points. Ball game.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 9:09 PM

Your analysis is no where near objective or rational. Whether you have a personal dislike of Arenas, the man played a good ball game and we lost an overtime road game. It is inarguable that he is inching closer and closer to getting in game shape and this game bodes well for the team going forward. The decision to pass to a wide open Andrae Blatche was the right one, I wish Nick would have been on that side of the court. I believe as his game cmes to him and his confidence grows he will undoubtedly be more aggresive at the end of games.

Javale and Nick had the kind of games that w can build on going forward.

Posted by: NewManagement | November 21, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Why can't the Wizards run offensive sets like what Detroit did for Rip Hamilton in overtime? Rip was running off double picks and there was nothing that the wizards could do. Andray Blatche, Andray Blatche, Dude you need to toughen up. Too many jump shots and need to help McGee more on the defensive boards.

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

About the pass that Gil threw to NY in OT

Very bad mistake at a critical time but the shot he didn't take at the end of reg was bigger disappointment. Gil is not in 48 min shape yet, not to mention having to chase Rip around the court all game with very little switch help. Blatche shooting a 3 for the win was not a smart shot either. J Wall would have drawn a double team but we'll never know. Overall, they played well and the losers that think Gil lost this game need to watch the replay!

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

"It'll be interesting to see how Arenas adjusts when Wall returns.

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 21, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse "

It'll be interesting to see how NY adjusts when JWow is back.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Nick played better D than either Gil or Kirk tonight, and went 7-10. Probably should have gotten about 5 more FGAs. Flip's got some decisions to make, Nick's earned a spot in the rotation at this point....maybe at Thornton's expense.

Posted by: divi3 | November 21, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad Les BouleS couldn't close the deal in regulation. It was a scrappy game that they should have won, but if you look at the box score, they should have lost and they did.

Les BouleS were way off from 3 pt range, took way fewer FT's, and had a lot more PF's.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=301121008

Posted by: DC_MAN88


Where's the MUTE button. Hater has checked it?

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, what was Flip Saunders thinking? 5 minutes left in the game, 7 point led. Nick Young just made a three point shot, came down and played great defense on Tayshaun Prince but on the next dead ball Flip took Nick out and brought Al Thornton in. And to make things worse brought Kirk Hinrich in and took the ball out of Arenas' hands... Flip messed up the flow of the offense by making bad substitution. Posted by: spades72


You know how they same eyewitness testimony is unreliable? Check out the Play-By-Play.

Posted by: djnnnou | November 21, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

NY, for a guy who started on the team with the hype about being a ridiculous dunker.....finally saw one average dunk tonight. He's been mostly a jump shooter.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

"Where's the MUTE button. Hater has checked it?

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse "

It's called the "OFF" button on your cpu.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

"Where's the MUTE button. Hater has checked it?

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse "

It's called the "OFF" button on your cpu.

Posted by: DC_MAN88


MUTE!

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse


Greg Oden has failed due to a fragile body. He was playing well before he dislocated his kneecap.

Kwame Brown is a bust because he's just not a good basketball player.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

"MUTE!

Posted by: zack5 | November 21, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse "

Press the power button and I'll be muted. Trust me.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

spades72, BulletsFever and LarryInClintonMD...haven't you ever read kal's posts?

He will have to remind you the coach is never at fault it's always the player fault.

Are you sure NY didn't take himself out of the game?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | November 21, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

"Greg Oden has failed due to a fragile body. He was playing well before he dislocated his kneecap.

Kwame Brown is a bust because he's just not a good basketball player.

Posted by: ahwyatt | November 21, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse "

Either way, what's the end result for their respective teams?

I remarked when he was drafted that Portland should have drafted KD instead. Oden measured out as having one leg about 1" shorter than the other. You know a player is going to have problems with that.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

"Are you sure NY didn't take himself out of the game?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | November 21, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse "

JWow was declared active for this game, but elected not to play. Maybe he took a rest for NY to get some PT b/c he was sulking again.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

You know how they same eyewitness testimony is unreliable? Check out the Play-By-Play.

Posted by: djnnnou | November 21, 2010 9:57 PM


So what is your disagreement? You tell me to check out a 2 minute highlight clip of a 48 minute game. And what?

Posted by: spades72 | November 21, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

HUGE mistakes down the stretch cost the Wiz this game, and don't blame Gil he played a very good game, look it would have been nice if he had some help when the Pistons were making their run late in the fourth qtr. Blatche dissapeared as usual when it counted the most. Flip made some strange moves in the fourth qtr. but that's Flip for you, they almost won in spite of him.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 21, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

37"

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 21, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

You know how they say eyewitness testimony is unreliable? Check out the Play-By-Play.
Posted by: djnnnou

So what is your disagreement? You tell me to check out a 2 minute highlight clip of a 48 minute game. And what?
Posted by: spades72

Play-By-Play is a written account of each play in a game. Below the video is a tab for it next to the Box Score(statistical summary). NBA.com doesn't appear to allow a direct link.

Posted by: djnnnou | November 21, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

"...if you look at the box score, they should have lost and they did.Les BouleS were way off from 3 pt range, took way fewer FT's, and had a lot more PF's. Posted by: DC_MAN8"

I'm not seeing it that way. The Wiz had 3 more FGs, and the gap was still greater in regulation. The Pistons had a 13 attempt edge in FTs but again, that's not abnormal for a home team, & Detroit only hit 64% from the line. They had only 2 more 3 pointers. The Wiz had 5 more assists and 6 more turnovers.

A winnable game up until Washington's late struggles. If they play like this on the road, they're going to get a few victories.

Posted by: Samson151 | November 22, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

DraftExpress has Griffin at the Combine jumping 35.5" with a run-up. Best that year was guard Jonny Flynn at 40". Griffin is much better when he moves; his reach was only 8'9", a little less than Tyler Hansbrough's.

I haven't seen that much of Griffin as a pro, but in college he basically just outworked everybody. Plus he's usually in position for rebounds, which helps.

Posted by: Samson151 | November 22, 2010 1:13 AM | Report abuse

I still say that I was right about Gil guarding Rip. I said he wouldnt want to chase him around those screens all night and it would eventually wear him down on both ends, espically from a scoring standpoint. If you saw him in the 2nd half he was breathing very hard. He shouldve guarded Stuckey tonight

Posted by: dlts2041

As far as I could tell, KH and Gil swapped on covering Rip and Stuckey. Even in OT, Rip drained about half of his shots over Gil, and half over KH. Well, and I think one over an ill-advised zone defense.

By the way, I don't think guarding Stuckey would've been any easier. It has more to do with Gil still getting his full wind back after the injury.

Posted by: ts35 | November 22, 2010 3:10 AM | Report abuse

Tough loss, the game was definitely there to be won.

I also thought it was a mistake to take the ball out of Gil's hands down the stretch of the 4th. Gil obviously was having more success making plays this game, and KH was struggling a bit. I was also a bit surprised they didn't come up with a better answer for the extended trap of whoever was playing PG.

I also understand the last play of regulation, but I didn't like AB being Gil's only option on the side he was likely to drive to. Honestly I didn't like AB parked behind the 3 point line either. AB is money from the elbow and also from the baseline to about 18ft. Shooting a side 3 pointer is not a high percentage play for him.

I *think* the AT sub for Young had to do with match-ups, because Prince had just come back in the game. But given the Wizard's offensive struggles and his general hustle tonight, I probably would have stayed with Nick.

The only thing I liked about the sub is that when NY was going to the bench, Flip said something positive to him and patted him. Imo, it was a you're-not-getting-benched, I-just-need-AT-in-there. Given Nick's history of getting pulled from the game for mistakes or lackadasical play, I think it's important for Flip to distinguish when he's doing that versus when Nick's being lifted for reasons that have nothing to do with Nick's play. I certainly may be reading too much into it, but that's what it looked like to me.

Obviously, fantastic effort from McGee tonight. Great game from Gil, great game from Young. To me, even once Yi is healthy, Booker still has earned some PT. I don't know how it's going to work out, but I'd like to see him still get time. Hinrich was uneven again tonight, but I thought he played ok.

Tough to say about a player who went for 20-8, but I was underwhelmed by AB. He definitely does not quite have his mojo working yet. Imo, he should have been able to have a field day against Charlie V, Monroe, et al. On a night where they struggled at times on O, it would have been good to have an inside scoring option -- other than throw the ball at the hoop and watch BDW do something ridiculous to go get it.


Posted by: ts35 | November 22, 2010 3:37 AM | Report abuse

Starting The 3 Small Guard Lineup Thoughts

Im probably still against it but Ill tell you that Gil & Kirk have played so well & Al has played so bad lately that I wouldnt be shocked if Flip goes with it despite wanting otherwise and I might not even disagree with him. I know one thing, even if Al does start he will be pulled super quick in every single game if he doesnt play like he did early.

Also, its not even all about the 3 little guards but alot of it is about NY. Alot of people think he's the odd man out when we get Wall back but all the guards including him are playing mad well while Al is struggling. I just wouldnt be shocked to see us start the little 3 or start NY or start Al but pull him quick every single game if he's not getting it done. I still dont like having 3 guards on the floor per say because all of them seem to be a little better "with" the ball and 3 guys means they wont have the ball that much. It has to be 2 in that respect but Al better step up

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 22, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

BTW, Im not advocating the 3 guard lineup. Im just asking. I think its dumb for the most part but at the same time, if your SF is playing like crap then you almost have no choice. One thing is for sure, we better start Gil. Gil made some strange comments after the previous game saying how when Wall comes back its his show and he will take his foot off the gas. He said that he will go back to the bench. I hope he's just trying to be a good teammate because it would be stupid to make him a bench player. If Flip is hell bent on starting Kirk then it better be over Al and not Gil.

Still, Id prefer Al starting, then NY if he struggles, and then go small. Maybe even Booker before then but Gil better start

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 22, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

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