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Posted at 6:15 PM ET, 01/24/2011

Open thread: Wizards (13-29) at Knicks (22-21)

By Washington Post editors

Washington's impressive victory over Boston coupled with New York's six-game losing streak evokes an inevitable and inescapable question: Will the Wizards finally get a road victory tonight after 20 such losses in a row to start the season?

Let the conversation begin in the thread below. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee). See your tweets here by using #wizards.

Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.; TV: CSN; Radio: 106.7 FM.

Check out a preview of tonight's game here.

By Washington Post editors  | January 24, 2011; 6:15 PM ET
 
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Comments

We might not win, but we are beating that 7.5 point spread tonight. You can take that to the bank.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 24, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

We can beat them if both Dray & NY are on there games but you never know when that will happen at the same time. If Wall’s J is going then he will keep us in it. Lets run and get it. If we have any kind of success then we have a great chance because they see this as there game to end the slump. If they fall behind at any time or struggle at any time then that crowd will start moaning, booing, the team will get down, play tighter, and we can feed off it.

Gallo is going through the norm. Whenever guys come from injury they always look like there stud self in the 1st game or 2 but then reality sets in and the rust shows. I expect him to still look crappy this game if we can play any kinda D on him. Dray can go off if he’s right

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Dray looking so lazy looking tonight already. He better step it up. He didnt even go for the board 3 times on that last possesion and like 3 of those turnovers are really his fault. Flip should go to him out this TO in the post. They are too small to stop him down low and he should be able to make good passes out the double

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 7:51 PM | Report abuse

They are infuriating! Dray looks like his on something and the bad shots and turnovers by the team is sad right now

Posted by: bullwiz81 | January 24, 2011 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Dray arguing the call while Amare throws the ball off his mug. Al gets a dunk and somehow we still give up a fast break foul despite our whole D being back

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Blatche looks like he had a little pre-game celebration.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Does Dray and our whole team for that matter realize that this game is on NBA TV? We dont get National games that much so you have to show out when you play on them because this is all guys will judge you by. The fans from other teams see a game like this and they will think Dray is a scrub. Does he care?

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Again, the picks suck for Wall. If only the really scealed the guy Wall would be unstoppable but instead the PG is always still on Wall even after the supposed pick. I also hate Flip's sub patterns again so far. Its like either all O or all D for him all the time. He doesnt know how to mix up the guys well

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Shakur is a keeper!

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 8:24 PM | Report abuse

There you go! I like how shakur is playing. Booker is finally getting to play and showing hustle and drive. They need to keep this up and watch out for all those knickerbockers who love the 3.

Posted by: bullwiz81 | January 24, 2011 8:30 PM | Report abuse

I hope Wall is taking notes.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Im a big boxing fan and Im on alot of boxing sites and people who know me on those sites know that I think that being a Southpaw is by far the biggest advantage in the sport and I feel the same way in alot of sports. I think guys arent use to playing against them and in the NBA you end up fouling them alot or just having a hard time stopping them. Thats why I like Booker and he needs to play more. Most guys arent use to that Left hand crap. He could be very good, espically when he's aggressive

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Just tuned in not too long ago..but I'm loving what Booker is bringing right now.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | January 24, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Shakur is exposing weaknesses in both Wall and Hinrich's point guard abilities.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Muuuuuuuuuustafaaaaaaa!

Posted by: ts35 | January 24, 2011 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Please see first post of this thread. Now see this one: Wiz will cover the 2nd half +5.5 too.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 24, 2011 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Well, even if we can't hit a 3 pointer if our lives depended on it, I like the way they're playing. The rebounding is the real secret -- if we can keep that up, I mean.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 24, 2011 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Man Im hating Dray today. His lazy butt is sickening

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Blatche is playing like garbage.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Is this a NY layup drill?

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Man how cann you play O like that and then follow it up by playing D like that? I hate watching that crap

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Know what you mean -- the D is horrid!

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:22 PM | Report abuse

When will the Wiz learn to stop going under the pick -- especially against a 3pt shooting team.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:30 PM | Report abuse

The thing is to win this game the Wiz are going to have to want it, and I don't think they do. But the Knicks do.

Posted by: cannontl | January 24, 2011 9:35 PM | Report abuse

@ Bazookajoe1
Exactly what i said earlier. This is how the y have been able to stay in the game. The have attempted 24 threes and made 8

Posted by: bullwiz81 | January 24, 2011 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Blatche is clueless!

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I really believe Blatche is playing under the influence of something.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Why do we always give it to Dray on the weakside block? I dont get that dumb strategy by Flip. Give it to guys where they can finish with there strong hand

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Al "King of the Dumb Fouls" Thorton is back on his game again

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Nick has looked like the dumb "JR Smith" NY at times tonight

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Meltdown on approach.

Posted by: bullwiz81 | January 24, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

The Wizards have got to have the lowest collective IQ in the league -- and I don't just mean the basketball kind.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:45 PM | Report abuse

NY has looked really fatigued after that hot stretch. Hopefully he gets a 2nd wind. Man, we arent even close on our shots right now

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Nick must have been in Blatche's room before the game.

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | January 24, 2011 9:50 PM | Report abuse

a real selfish looking 4th quarter. Just no kinda leadership down the stretch. I hate this no heart bunch. Like they just throw up anything. Then they go under on all the screens on D even though guys like Gallo & Chandler are great shooters

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Alot of this is Flip's fault. As fatigue sets in, those J's dont fall anymore. In the 4th we never go to the rim or get to the line. Just all bad J's which are hard because the D is so locked in by then. Meanwhile the other teams run "real" P&R's down the stretch and get the W's

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Metltdown in 3,2,1...

Posted by: bullwiz81 | January 24, 2011 9:56 PM | Report abuse

My apologies... the meltdown is complete...smh...

Posted by: bullwiz81 | January 24, 2011 9:58 PM | Report abuse

What's happening now is that the Wiz's losing streak has the attention of the other teams and none of those teams wants to be the one the Wiz end their streak with, so that increases the other teams' intensity...Wiz have to match that intensity....

Posted by: pentagon40 | January 24, 2011 9:58 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1...Wrong again...nothing is guaranteed in sports...

Posted by: pentagon40 | January 24, 2011 10:00 PM | Report abuse

How is AB in the game? How was mustafa not in the game? It's like there's a preset program of what the 4th quarter lineups will be and there are no adjustments based on how guys are playing.

Posted by: audacitea | January 24, 2011 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Well i just turned the game off...knicks...swissss....wizards...brick...brick....again...no heart when it is needed the most....pleaseeeeeeee someone give the wizards a ticket to the land of Oz so they can see the Almighty great WIZZARD so he can give them a HEART!!!!!!!

Posted by: redskinsfaninnc | January 24, 2011 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Just no kinda leadership down the stretch.

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 24, 2011 9:51 PM | Report abuse

dlts2041

What happen did Lewis get hurt and wasn't in the game down the stretch?

I thought I just read a post where he was made captain because of his leadership.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | January 24, 2011 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Wizards down by 2 and the end of the 3rd thought they were going to win one on the road after the way they crushed Boston the other night?

Leaving for vacation tomorrow...

No phone, No internet, No TV and just when the Wizards are improving...

Let's see what I'll miss...

Tue 25 vs Denver
Fri 28 @ OKC
Sat 29 @ Memphis
Mon 31 @ Dallas
Tue 01 @ NO
Fri 04 vs Orlando
Sat 05 vs Atlanta

Not too much but a lot of excuses...

At least I'll be in Arlington for the Super Bowl on the 6th to see a great organization (the Steelers) play.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | January 24, 2011 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Bulletfan78: At least you won't have to ruin your vacation with this sorry bunch of knuckle heads. They have no discipline down the stretch bottom line; THEY NEED A COACH!!

Posted by: dargregmag | January 24, 2011 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Bulletfan78: At least you won't have to ruin your vacation with this sorry bunch of knuckle heads. They have no discipline down the stretch bottom line; THEY NEED A COACH!!

Posted by: dargregmag | January 24, 2011 10:18 PM | Report abuse

We might not win, but we are beating that 7.5 point spread tonight. You can take that to the bank.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 24, 2011 6:56 PM

That bank must have gotten foreclosed on. LOL

HAHAHA

Rule one of gambling, do not bet with emotions and/or on the home team.

Posted by: dcinmd1 | January 24, 2011 10:19 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad Dray couldn't have played a stronger game. They might have had a better opportunity to get one on the road.

Posted by: cannontl | January 24, 2011 10:20 PM | Report abuse

"Rule one of gambling, do not bet with emotions and/or on the home team.Posted by: dcinmd1"

True. Find the least interesting game on the board, check the spread and bet on that one.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 25, 2011 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Three conclusions now obvious:

1. The real reason the Wiz lost: no Kirk Hinrich.

2. Rashard Lewis is a lousy captain. How do we know? 'Cuz the team lost. If you ain't got the right captain, you can't win no games.

3. If there's somebody on your roster named Kirk, he's got to be Captain. Just like if you got a guy named Spock, you got to call him Mister.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 25, 2011 12:16 AM | Report abuse

"Rule one of gambling, do not bet with emotions and/or on the home team.Posted by: dcinmd1"

True. Find the least interesting game on the board, check the spread and bet on that one.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 25, 2011 12:08 AM | Report abuse

I always bet on a sure thing like when I won 50 large on the Wiz/Pacers games and I made that bet based on the fact Flip was coming back to coach...It's paying for this trip and the Superbowl

I hope Ted keeps Ernie and Flip around for a long time...I need a break every now and then from sitting on the beach and smoking everyday

Life is good...

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | January 25, 2011 12:47 AM | Report abuse

"I always bet on a sure thing like when I won 50 large on the Wiz/Pacers games..."

LOL yeah, 50 large Whataburgers... I swear, that's a heck of a fantasy life that guys leads.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 25, 2011 7:57 AM | Report abuse

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