Originally posted on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 4/18/12
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1

2

3

4

FINAL

Bucks

31

31

19

30

112

Wizards

28

32

28

33

121


TOP PERFORMERS

Wizards

Bucks

Jordan Crawford

PTS

32

Monta Ellis

PTS

31

Jan Vesely

REB

10

Drew Gooden

REB

12

John Wall

AST

10

Gooden / Ellis

AST

6

C./J. Singleton

STL

2

Ilyasova / Ellis

STL

3

Nene

BLK

2

Udoh / Ellis

BLK

2

John Wall

TO

4

Ersan Ilyasova

TO

4

Wall / Crawford

+/-

+10

Beno Udrih

+/-

+4


WIZARDS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Jordan Crawford. Joe threw it out there at the end of the game that when he saw that Crawford had 32 points, he expected to look and see that he had taken 28 shots. Well, Jordan did it tonight on 11/17 shooting and looked spectacular as he also sunk nine free throws. His shot selection was iffy (as it always is) but he managed to sink the ones that counted, and in this game, there were a lot of them.

WE’s TO WATCH/WE SPOTLIGHT

Roni was right on the spot as he had Jordan Crawford and Monta Ellis paired up. Both were offensive machines as Ellis went for 31 points and Crawford for 32. Ellis did not get to the free throw line but one time, but still kept this Bucks team in the game until very late in the fourth quarter. One of the biggest shots of the game, according to Randy Wittman, was the longball three-pointer that Crawford heaved up in the fourth as the shot clock expired to increase the Wizards lead and ultimately give them the game.

THE GOOD

Field Goal Percentage. The Wizards took great shots tonight and their percentage from the field showed it. Shooting 49/88 (55.7%), the Wizards found the open shots and knew when to drive into the lane for the and-ones. Nene and Seraphin have really been able to improve this team’s shooting percentage over the past couple of weeks, and with the offseason coming up, there’s no reason why it can’t possibly be better next season.

THE BAD

John Wall. Although he registered 10 assists and 14 points, John Wall was about as cold as you can get in the first quarter. He went 5/13 in the game and, in the first quarter, missed two extremely easy layups. Thankfully, he picked it up for the rest of the game, but the stats he got were done very quietly.

THE UGLY

Randy Wittman. It’s hard to pick an ugly for this game, because I was honestly overall pleased with the entire game. But I pick Wittman because in the postgame press conference, he mentioned he was proud of Nene and Crawford for playing because they “still weren’t at 100%”. If they weren’t at 100%, why play them at all? This game means nothing. Sure, it’s fun to be the spoiler, but it’s not worth losing these guys for any time next season for a few good outings at the end of a losing season.

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