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Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST

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Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#1 » by queridiculo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:55 pm

Don't look now, but if the season started on January 7th the Washington Wizards would be 3-0!

Even more remarkable, over that same time span Jan Vesely has quietly averaged more points and rebounds than fouls, while only missing two free throws. Not quite starter material yet, but even the biggest critics will have to admit that he's quickly approaching D-League All-Star level potential.

The architect of this dramatic reversal of fortune? That's right, the much maligned Ernie Grunfeld.

If you haven't extended your season tickets yet you better hurry. There won't be too many around once the ink on Grunfelds 10 year contract extension has dried.

We're moving on up baby, and there isn't a damn thing the Kings can do about it.



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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#2 » by Ruzious » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:01 pm

This is iike the 1st time since game 1 that I'm really looking forward to seeing a Wizards game - and feel confident they will be entertaining.

Hope I didn't jinx them. :blank:
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#3 » by AFM » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:05 pm

10 PM. I'll be up. Got class in the AM but I'll take being sleepy for lecture if I get to see Wall dunk on his best friend. YEAH!!!!!!!
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#4 » by CntOutSmrtCrazy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:09 pm

First game of our west coast swing, it would be nice to keep the momentum rolling and get a W over one of the easier opponents on the trip. With that being said, Sacramento is decent at home (11-10) and it will be no means a gimme, but then again I guess no game for us is.

Cousins has been lighting it up as of late, we'll need to make him and inefficient jump shooter tonight to give us the best shot at winning.

Hope to build on our streak and make it four in a row. Of note if we win tonight we've won the last 9 games in which Wall has appeared dating back to last season, not sure if its a good, significant sign, but it certainly isn't bad.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#5 » by MikeTheKid » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:49 pm

queridiculo wrote:Don't look now, but if the season started on January 7th the Washington Wizards would be 3-0!

Even more remarkable, over that same time span Jan Vesely has quietly averaged more points and rebounds than fouls, while only missing two free throws. Not quite starter material yet, but even the biggest critics will have to admit that he's quickly approaching D-League All-Star level potential.

The architect of this dramatic reversal of fortune? That's right, the much maligned Ernie Grunfeld.

If you haven't extended your season tickets yet you better hurry. There won't be too many around once the ink on Grunfelds 10 year contract extension has dried.

We're moving on up baby, and there isn't a damn thing the Kings can do about it.



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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#6 » by JWizmentality » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:30 am

4 straight. Book it.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#7 » by nuposse04 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:37 am

I said it before, if there were ever a game that we need to blow out our adversary in, its this one. Cousins isn't coming here unless he sees something good building here. Wall needs to lead the attack. Win Big, and facials all around.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#8 » by Mickstix » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:08 am

Crap, 10pm start.. Actually looking forward to the game for a change.. 4-0 or Bust! ;)
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#9 » by sfam » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:29 am

Can't wait to see us play against our future starting center. Demarcus and Wall, sittin in a tree...
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#10 » by ST21 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:35 am

I hope wall plays more minutes tonight.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#11 » by CntOutSmrtCrazy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:02 am

Yeah, but if his minutes are increased, it should only be for about 2-3 minutes from what he's been averaging. He's still getting himself back into game shape, I don't want to rush upping his minutes; we need him healthy, not picking up another injury.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#12 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:09 am

Tonight the Kings are favored by 4.5 according to one betting line.

What I hope to see is Washington play their very best and Sacramento play their best, too. They have bruising rebounders, a lot of length on the wings, and some quickness with their guards. Washington distributed the ball well last game but the Kings are going to be tougher than Orlando.

I just watched the Terps win (Yessss!) and I hope to see the Wizards extend their streak in what could be a statement game for John Wall.

Nene and Seraphin are going to need to bring it tonight IMO for the Wizards to win.

This is the game that tests Ernie Grunfeld and Ted's philosophy for signing veterans. Guys like Webster, Okafor, Ariza, and Price ideally step up tonight and keep the defense up. Frustrating Cousins and forcing the Kings into bad perimeter shots is the key to this game.

If the Kings easily handle the Wizards, that could be a statement, too.

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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#13 » by AFM » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:11 am

New RealGM chant whenever Wall dunks on someone: "J WALL BOMAYE!! J WALL BOMAYE"
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#14 » by TheKingOfVa360 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:15 am

This is the game of the year so far! So excited to see our guys go for 4 straight wins.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#15 » by truwizfan4evr » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:27 am

Why does everyone think wizards getting Cousins? He's known as a head case there's no way Ernie wants him here in Washington and he takes low % shots most of the time.
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#16 » by GhostsOfGil » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:12 am

WHAT A START!
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Post#17 » by DANNYLANDOVER » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:12 am

Damn Webster!
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#18 » by FreeBalling » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 am

Watch his stock rise............


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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#19 » by TheBigThree » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 am

Holy cow, Martell!
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Re: Wizards @ Kings - 01/16/13 10:00PM EST 

Post#20 » by dangermouse » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:14 am

OOF! Martell put one in Cousins grill.
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