Wizards Twitter ExplodesPosted on January 16, 2014 by Jeremy Hyman
With the defending champion Heat in town, Wednesday night's game had a little extra buzz anyway.
By the end of the night, #WizHeat was used over 5,000 times on Twitter.
Here are some of the top tweets from the night.
First they tipped off:
And we finally have tip-off at the phone booth! Gortat gets things going with a feed from Wall! #wizheat— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) January 16, 2014
Then the Wizards scored 43 points in the first quarter, while shooting 77% from the field and led the Heat 43-18 after one.
Liking wizards start. They are playing smart basketball #wizheat— Perri Gillon (@PerrPerrNYC) January 16, 2014
Unstoppable offense! Wiz are doing what they want against Miami. This is fun! #WizHeat— Roni (@RBBallWiz) January 16, 2014
Someone remind me which team won the NBA title last season? #WizHeat— Jack (@_InTheBox) January 16, 2014
75% shooting for the Wizards!! Yes!!!! Keep it going!!! #WizHeat— SkinzMama (@skinzmama) January 16, 2014
Wizards are hitting everything tonight ������#WizHeat— Tyler (@Tyler_Anderson7) January 16, 2014
43-18 after the 1st quarter? Incredible job, Wiz! Really proud of the effort! Team basketball and hot shooting. #WizHeat— Roni (@RBBallWiz) January 16, 2014
At the end of the 1st Quarter, the Wizards lead the Heat 43-18! Is this real life?! #WizHeat— Harry Lichtman (@hslichtman) January 16, 2014
Scoring 43 pts in 1st Q vs. Miami was _________??? #WizHeat— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 16, 2014
Some of the Mystics playing overseas caught a glimpse of the game:
#WizKidz ain't playing! Lol— TEE RUFFIN-PRATT (@ChampTRP44) January 16, 2014
Is this Miami Wizards score real?! Miami must of had it up with President Obama at the White House! Let's go @WashWizards— Monique Currie (@Mocurrie25) January 16, 2014
Great win by @WashWizards !!! Wow, beating Miami Heat...— Emma Meesseman (@EmmaMeesseman) January 16, 2014
Nene also grabbed Twitter's attention with his early stuff of LeBron and late dunk over "The King".
Holy crap Nene— Umair Khan (@UKhanNBA) January 16, 2014
Nene with the block of LeBron! Not in my house! #WizHeat— Roni (@RBBallWiz) January 16, 2014
Nene stuff.— WizardsXTRA (@WizardsXTRA) January 16, 2014
SIT DOWN LEBRON. #nene— B in DC (@B_in_DC) January 16, 2014
Nene blocked LeBron, Nene stared down LeBron, Nene better watch out for LeBron. #WizHeat— HELLO my name is (@JohnCTownsend) January 16, 2014
Nene with an Angry Man Block on LeBron James. Slap that stuff off the glass & watched him hit the deck #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) January 16, 2014
NENE! Destroyer of LeBron.— Jack Kogod (@Unsilent) January 16, 2014
Nene welcomes LeBron with a beautiful swat on an atttempted layup. Interesting matchup with the Big Brazilian against the 4-time MVP.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 16, 2014
I am watching Wiz-Heat and Nene just blocked LeBron. It was cool.— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) January 16, 2014
Nene will have none of your layups, LeBron: http://t.co/HAghxZTtVW— SB Nation (@sbnation) January 16, 2014
Nene just flushed on LeBron to officially end it. This has second-round preview written all over it.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) January 16, 2014
And here is video of Nene's block & dunk:
The Wizards went on to win 114-97. Here are some more of the top tweets from the night:
Great way to start the homestand, Wiz! Really proud of tonight's effort. #WizHeat— Roni (@RBBallWiz) January 16, 2014
Wiz putting the whole league on notice after a game like that! #WizHeat— John DeCarlo (@johndecarlo52) January 16, 2014
And the Wizards chimed in afterwards
Hellava TEAM WIN at home tonight against the Heat. Everybody that played stepped up and the crowd was great!! #wizkids— Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) January 16, 2014
Great win !! #wizkids— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) January 16, 2014
Coo win fellas— trevorariza (@TrevorAriza) January 16, 2014
Watch this supercut of all the great highlights from #WizHeat here:Posted in: Sports