No Wizard-ry needed for Washington to come away with the ‘w’ this time. Boston handed the game to them with unforced turnovers, sloppy ball handling and a complete loss of focus. Take nothing from the Wiz, they shot lights out thanks to Trevor Ariza’s 27 points and John Wall contributing 20. Boston aided them greatly by going scoreless for a interval of 5:16 toward the end of the fourth period.
‘Mr. First Quarter’, Avery Bradley, saved his best for the second half and Jared Sullinger did all he could to keep the “S.S. Misery” afloat. Avery Bradley, once known only as a lock-down, ball-hawking defensive hound, has been on a scoring up-side lately. He finished with 26 points and Sully added 22-11 for yet another double-double. These two are gradually becoming the C’s 1-2 punch on offense.
Program note: If anyone sees, hears from, or knows the whereabouts of Jeff Green, please call Beantown immediately.
Brandon Bass has been doing a little of everything for the C’s (scoring, rebounding, blocking shots) and against the Wiz he supplemented his stats sheet with 4 assists to accompany his 11-11 for a third double-double of the season.
Kelly Olynyk seems to be sheepish after his ankle injury. His assertiveness is sorely missed since Favaroni hasn’t been able to recapture his pre-/early season form. Did I ask ‘Where is Jeff Green’? Just checking.
All things considered, the C’s got us right where they want us. That’s if they want us to – feeeel – the suspense.