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GT #65: Pacers @ Bullets 7 PM EST

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GT #65: Pacers @ Bullets 7 PM EST 

Post#1 » by dckingsfan » Mon May 3, 2021 9:00 pm

This is a big game... Time for the Wizards to go on another winning streak.
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Post#2 » by dckingsfan » Mon May 3, 2021 9:02 pm

long suffrin' boulez fan wrote:Biggest game of the year so far tonight and we have no game thread. I'd do it if I knew how.

Done... if we go on a streak - it's yours!
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Post#5 » by BallinBug » Mon May 3, 2021 10:33 pm

Was a pretty easy win, mostly over by half time. Nice to see the starters resting in the 4th, they need it for next game. Gafford and Beals with big nights, and oh man, Gaff with that incredible block. The multiple 3's hit by Bertans really helped put them away. Onto MIL.
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Post#6 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:22 pm

Good start, but strange that Rolo is the first center off the bench, unless Gafford is hurt or unavailable.
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Post#7 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:25 pm

Only a 3-point lead, but we are dominating the paint with no Myles Tuner. Also no Brogdon. No excuse not to win this game somewhat comfortably.
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Post#8 » by tontoz » Mon May 3, 2021 11:30 pm

80sballboy wrote:Good start, but strange that Rolo is the first center off the bench, unless Gafford is hurt or unavailable.


Maybe Brooks doesn't want Gafford to get in early foul trouble against Sabonis.
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Post#9 » by Frichuela » Mon May 3, 2021 11:31 pm

I would like to see Gafford out there. No rim protection from Indy, he should feast with lobs…but Brooks is gonna Brooks…
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Post#10 » by payitforward » Mon May 3, 2021 11:31 pm

Ok that's a first -- sign up that man with the crystal ball!! May it be so!
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Re: GT #65: Pacers @ Bullets 7 PM EST 

Post#11 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:36 pm

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80sballboy wrote:Good start, but strange that Rolo is the first center off the bench, unless Gafford is hurt or unavailable.


Maybe Brooks doesn't want Gafford to get in early foul trouble against Sabonis.


That doesn't make sense unless he wants him to start the second quarter. He has 18 fouls. Why worry about foul trouble from three centers?
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Post#12 » by tontoz » Mon May 3, 2021 11:38 pm

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80sballboy wrote:Good start, but strange that Rolo is the first center off the bench, unless Gafford is hurt or unavailable.


Maybe Brooks doesn't want Gafford to get in early foul trouble against Sabonis.


That doesn't make sense unless he wants him to start the second quarter. He has 18 fouls. Why worry about foul trouble from three centers?


Maybe because one is more valuable than the others. I would much prefer Gafford available to close the game.
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Post#13 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:41 pm

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80sballboy wrote:
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Maybe Brooks doesn't want Gafford to get in early foul trouble against Sabonis.


That doesn't make sense unless he wants him to start the second quarter. He has 18 fouls. Why worry about foul trouble from three centers?


Maybe because one is more valuable than the others. I would much prefer Gafford available to close the game.


Nope. Still doesn't make sense. He the main reason you are near a play-in spot. However, he didn't start the second quarter so I wonder if he's available.
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Re: GT #65: Pacers @ Bullets 7 PM EST 

Post#14 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:42 pm

Now Gafford is in. WTF took so long?

Has a shirt underneath. Wonder if he's under the weather? Turned it over on first possession. (second vaccine shot?)
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Post#15 » by Frichuela » Mon May 3, 2021 11:43 pm

Appealing D tonite. Let’s hope Gafford helps
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Post#16 » by Kanyewest » Mon May 3, 2021 11:44 pm

Gafford comes in- not on the same page with Westbrook (who has 2 turnovers in the last 3 possessions) and leads to a 3 in transition
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Re: GT #65: Pacers @ Bullets 7 PM EST 

Post#17 » by payitforward » Mon May 3, 2021 11:45 pm

This feels like a really big game to me....
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Post#18 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:47 pm

I don't particularly like that Hutch is playing over Matthews and that Gill is buried again, but when Westbrook is out there with Ish, Gafford and Hutch. It's the most athletic and fastest lineup we've had in years. (and throw in DB)
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Post#19 » by tontoz » Mon May 3, 2021 11:51 pm

80sballboy wrote:Now Gafford is in. WTF took so long?

Has a shirt underneath. Wonder if he's under the weather? Turned it over on first possession. (second vaccine shot?)



You are too paranoid lol. He always plays with a shirt underneath.

I am just guessing on Brooks. Frankly I would be concerned if I understood his decisions. :lol:
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Re: GT #65: Pacers @ Bullets 7 PM EST 

Post#20 » by 80sballboy » Mon May 3, 2021 11:55 pm

This pace is incredible. We're No. 1 in pace of play and Indiana is 5th. We might need 130 to win this game. Maybe more.

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