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Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST Nene vs McGee

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Post#1 Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST Ne
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:42 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

Washington's win streak was snapped at three in Sacramento. Wall vs Cousins had a not-so-good finish. Has the honeymoon phase come to end between John Wall and local media?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wi ... story.html

Wall’s first two games of his season were a breeze, blowout victories that resulted in the most swagger-filled 7-28 team in NBA history taking on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena. But that new attitude is the reason why the Wizards’ 95-94 loss was so disappointing, because Washington had the lineup that it has longed for all season but collapsed in the same fashion that has been the norm in Wall’s absence.


Turn the page… Tonight's opponent is a familiar trade partner. Javale McGee plays for Denver. Nene is a Wizard. I like Nene, when he's healthy. Wizards Insider, Michael Lee, writes that Coach George Karl likes Javale McGee. However, Karl wants McGee to be like Tim Duncan. :)

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“I think he’s a tremendous talent. I think he’s an incredible, athletic, 7-1, whatever he is,” Nuggets Coach George Karl said of McGee. “For me, I just want him to be more consistent on the fundamental area of basketball and more than anything, I want him to be more committed to the concepts and philosophies and fundamentals of our team.”


Who will win? How will Grunfeld feel about this? Will Pam McGee throw tomatoes at the Wizards? How will McGee play? Is Nene going to be a little peeved? (A current sports line has the odds Washington +10.5)

Wizards / Nuggets game preview: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/preview?g ... NBA+Scores)
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Post#2 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:12 pm by nuposse04

This is going to be a helluva challenge. Denver is really good at home, I'd be surprised if we lost by single points.
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Post#3 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:08 pm by Nivek

Seems like a great opportunity for the Wizards to pick up a moral victory.
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Post#4 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:28 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

Code: Select all
Last 5 Games

Washington                Denver
Jan 16 @SAC Loss 95-94    Jan 16 @OKC Loss 117-97
Jan 14 ORL Win 120-91     Jan 15 POR Win 115-111
Jan 12 ATL Win 93-83      Jan 13 GS Win 116-105
Jan 07 OKC Win 101-99     Jan 11 CLE Win 98-91
Jan 06 @MIA Loss 99-71    Jan 09 ORL Win 108-105


Washington has given up just 95, 91, 83, 99, and 99 points the past 5 games. That is an average of 93.4 points allowed. Washington has averaged 98.4 points. Wizards have been +5.0 points.

The Nuggets have won 4 of 5 by averaging 106.4 points per game. However, the Nuggets have allowed 105.8. The Nuggets have been only + 0.6.

This is a great game to take the Wizards with the points!

I think the Wizards will cover and probably win this game. Denver is not a grinding team. Washington runs better sets and they are much tougher than all but Faried and Koufus of the Nuggets.
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Post#5 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:30 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

Nivek wrote:Seems like a great opportunity for the Wizards to pick up a moral victory.


The "Good Effort" kid is warming up his voice.

Kevin, I think the Wizards will surprise and take this game. No, I don't bet on games! :lol:
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Post#6 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:45 pm by dangermouse

Karl will out-coach us. Yeah, I smell another moral victory. If i was a betting man i'd take Nuggets to win by less than 10 points. And i am a betting man, but ive banned myself from the credit card for a month.
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dangermouse wrote:44 is my best guess.

I think we make the playoffs, no lower than 6th seed.
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Post#7 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:45 pm by Nivek

The win probability section at Basketball Reference pegs the Wizards chances of winning tonight at 19%. 1-in-5 chance? That seems about right.
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Post#8 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:52 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

Nivek wrote:The win probability section at Basketball Reference pegs the Wizards chances of winning tonight at 19%. 1-in-5 chance? That seems about right.


Seems right to me but I am leaning toward the 1.

The points they're giving seem very generous, and like easy money if you care to wager.
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Post#9 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:06 pm by TheKingOfVa360

This should be an exciting game. I expect Nene to have a huge game.
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Post#10 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:24 pm by ST21

I expect nene to give javale that work.
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Post#11 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:07 pm by Induveca

Iguodala/Lawson/Faried are nightmare for our guys. Expecting a 10+ point loss.

McGee will also be out to prove something.
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Post#12 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:13 pm by GhostsOfGil

WOW Beals shot is so money right now.
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Post#13 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:19 pm by dandrews

I can't be the only person that thinks Nene isn't any good, can I?
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Post#14 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:19 pm by MDStar

Beal is our #1 option on this team. We truly don't have any scorers.
Could this team possibly gel together and become a good team? Probably not, but the starting 5 is pretty darn good and will make things really interesting this year.
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Post#15 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:25 pm by 80sballboy

dandrews wrote:I can't be the only person that thinks Nene isn't any good, can I?


Because he missed his first three shots? Yes, you might be the only person isn't the world.
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Post#16 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:26 pm by Jimmy Recard

Go away Crawford
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Post#17 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:28 pm by dandrews

The Wizards could release Jordan Crawford at halftime and I wouldn't bat an eyelash
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Post#18 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:29 pm by dandrews

80sballboy wrote:
dandrews wrote:I can't be the only person that thinks Nene isn't any good, can I?


Because he missed his first three shots? Yes, you might be the only person isn't the world.


It's not just this game. He can't finish anymore. Nor can he play defense
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Post#19 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:32 pm by DANNYLANDOVER

that TO was on Seraphin...just waiting for the ball to come to him smh
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Post#20 Re: Wizards @ Nuggets - 1/18/13 - 9:00 PM EST
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:32 pm by 80sballboy

dandrews wrote:
80sballboy wrote:
dandrews wrote:I can't be the only person that thinks Nene isn't any good, can I?


Because he missed his first three shots? Yes, you might be the only person isn't the world.


It's not just this game. He can't finish anymore. Nor can he play defense


He's playing hurt.
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