Originally posted on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 3/22/12

Wizards vs Nets, March 21, 2012 – Prudential Center



1

2

3

4

FINAL

Wizards

33

23

28

24

108

Nets

25

28

19

17

89


TOP PERFORMERS

Wizards

Nets

Jordan Crawford

PTS

23

Deron Williams

PTS

17

Nene

REB

10

Kris Humphries

REB

16

John Wall

AST

8

Deron Williams

AST

4

Jordan Crawford

STL

3

Sundiata Gaines

STL

3

Kevin Seraphin

BLK

2

Humphries/Green

BLK

1

John Wall

TO

3

Deron Williams

TO

4

JaVale McGee

+/-

+29

Sundiata Gaines

+/-

+6


Wizards Player of the Game

The player of the game was clearly Nene. Now that’s what I call a debut. Nene made Ernie Grunfeld look like a genius if only for one night and he certainly looked like the prized free agent from this past offseason. He started the game off hot and never looked back. His energy was contagious and the team seemed to feed off of him.

Nene just dominated all night finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds and controlled the paint better than 2 JaVale McGee’s.

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John Wall While his numbers didn’t blow you away 12 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds John played an efficient game.  With the Little General Avery Johnson on the Nets bench (until the 3rd quarter), Wall channeled his inner general directing the team and facilitating for his teammates rather than looking to score.

Deron Williams – Williams finished the game with 17 points and 4 assists while playing only 26 minutes.  He and Avery Johnson were both ejected with 5:23 left in third for arguing no calls. Even when he was in the game, he didn’t dominate like he is known to do. You got the feeling that after missing out on Dwight Howard the Nets might have gone into tank mode.

The Good

Let’s start with the emergence of Kevin Seraphin. He has brought instant productivity off of the bench. Last night he put in 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1, block, and 1 assist in only 16 minutes. That’s what I call bench play.

The Bad

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I don’t have anything to bad to say about the Wizards play last night. If I have to find something bad about the win last night it would be that I’ll end up eating more Papa John’s Pizza than necessary today.

The Ugly

Michael Lee from the Washington Post tweeted a picture of the box score during the game and our captain Andray Blatche didn’t receive a DNP – Coach Decision, he received a NWT (Not With Team) – Conditioning.

 

The player of the game was clearly Nene. Now that’s what I call a debut, Nene made Ernie Grunfeld look like a genius if only for one night. He certainly looked like the prized free agent from this past off-season. He started the game off hot and never looked back. His energy was contagious and the team seemed to feed off of him.

Nene just dominated all night finishing with 22points and 8 rebounds and controlled the paint better than 2 JaVale McGee’s.

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