Originally written on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Wizards vs Lakers, March 7, 2012 – Verizon Center, Washington DC



1

2

3

4

FINAL

Wizards

21

28

32

25

106

Lakers

29

35

19

18

101


Top Performers

Wizards

Lakers

Nick Young

PTS

19

Kobe Bryant

PTS

30

Trevor Booker

REB

17

Pau Gasol

REB

15

John Wall

AST

9

Steve Blake

AST

7

Shelvin Mack

STL

2

Kobe Bryant

STL

4

7 Tied

BLK

1

Pau Gasol

BLK

3

John Wall

TO

5

Andrew Bynum

TO

7

Roger Mason Jr

+/-

+16

Metta World Peace

+/-

+6


Wizards Player of the Game

Drum roll…

Trevor Booker, with a hat tip to Kevin Seraphin. Booker was everywhere. Hustling on what seemed to be every play and prompting his coach to say after the game, “I couldn’t take him out in the 2nd half based on the way he was playing.”

Book had a monster game on the stat sheet with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting and 17 rebounds but what makes him so valuable are the things that don’t show up in the box score, the effort and hustle plays.

WE’s to Watch/WE Spotlight

Andrew Bynum - I really thought Bynum was going to dominate in this game. Seeing him up close and in person, he looks all 285 they state he does in the press guide. Seraphin did a phenomenal job in the 2nd half and helped keep the Lakers All Star Center to 6 rebounds and 7 turnovers.

JaVale McGee Had a relatively quiet 12 points and 12 rebounds in only 23 minutes. WE chose the right position, who would have known Seraphin would choose the Lakers to have his coming out party.

The Good

Dunks, three point shooting, Lakers, underdog upset, bloopers, hard fouls and a win against Kobe Bryant…that is plenty good.

The Bad

Jan Vesely got the dreaded “DNP – Coach’s Decision” on a night when every active Wizard player got burn. Not what Wizards fans want to see from the 6th pick in the draft last year but I don’t expect this to be a trend moving forward….I hope.

The Ugly

Coach Randy Wittman Post Game Media

                      

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