Thoughts on last night's win over Miami

Posted on January 14, 2013 by admin

Jacob Raim - WashingtonWizards.com Martell Webster can score in a myriad of ways. He may not have had Lebron on him for the whole night but he did some serious damage against a team that takes great pride on their team D. Webster showed off his mid-range game, got to the hoop and also was 2-3 from beyond the arc for good measure to add up to 8-12 shooting for 23 points. It’s not always going to come that easily for him but if he stays healthy and it sure looks like he is, he looks to be a major part of this team. Price and Pargo are making believers out of me. Hopefully John Wall will be back as soon as possible but the offense looks to be in capable hands until then. Price turned the ball over a little too much (5 times in 24 minutes) but also showed off a nice shooting touch and solid control of the tempo of the game. Pargo’s assist to TO ratio of 6:1 last night is ideal and he also scored a little bit. If you put the two of them together you get 42 minutes, 22 points, 11 assists, and 5 boards along with 6 TOs. I’ll take that every night from the PG spot. Jan Vesely is so long and athletic. You can’t teach that. Last night he showed it with 11 boards including 5(!) offensive rebounds which was the same number as the Heat had all night. Vesely’s length contributes to him getting to so many rebounds first whether he pulls them down or manages to tip them out to a teammate. He gave the Wizards a bunch of extra possessions last night. I think you are going to see a lot of 6 point, 11 rebound games from Vesely this year in which he contributes a lot in every facet of the game except filling up the bucket. For me Singleton stole the show last night. He showed off an offensive game that we didn’t see much of last year and also showed off his defensive prowess at both the 3 and the 4 last night. It’s clear that Singleton has been working on his shot this offseason and when he gets a head of steam, he can seriously get to the hoop. Bradley Beal’s impact on the game is undeniable and he showed last night he doesn’t necessarily need to have a hot shooting night to contribute for this team. Beal was the only Wizards starter to finish with a positive +/- last night at +9 despite only shooting 3-9 from the field over his 24 minutes. But he had 4 boards, 3 steals including reading Lebron on one play which went for an easy fast break bucket. He even added a block. Two areas from last night that could use attention are a) the number of TOs and b) the FT shooting. We are not going to be a team that is going to score 101 night in and night out so there is no way 19 TOs is going to cut it. Have to do a better job taking care of the basketball but that should come with the team gelling a little more and the PGs getting more used to their personnel. For a team that will not score at will, 70% FT shooting is not going to cut. Obviously one game is a small sample size but just have to comment that this team is going to have be good from the stripe this year to win games. Overall mostly positives to take away from last night in what was an excellent effort for our guys. A 16 point comeback over the defending champs in the 2nd half is impressive no matter whether it is preseason or regular season. On to San Antonio for one more before the real games begin.

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