The Wizards left Florida with a needed split before Saturday night’s home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks. It also should be noted the road split came against divisional opponents.
“I liked the way they responded,” Randy Wittman said Thursday. “We created more offense from our defense tonight that we did in eight preseason games and last night.”
LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.
Chunks of skin are still missing from Kris Humphries’ right hand. Surgery between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger) took place Oct. 10, yet Humphries’ fingers still feels funky, if they feel at all.
Pierce’s influence on the game, his first with the Wizards, was vast. It also was not enough. The Wizards’ 107-95 loss arrived after they were undone by 35 fourth-quarter Miami points.
Injuries and suspensions have put an interesting starting lineup on the floor for the Wizards in the opener against the Miami Heat.
The 19-year-old power forward was the SEC’s top freshman while helping Kentucky to reach the NCAA championship game.
Wizards shooting guard Glen Rice Jr. said he will be ready to play tonight in the team’s opener in Miami against the Heat.
Where the Wizards fit in the frayed Eastern Conference will begin to be determined Wednesday. Washington opens against the revamped Heat and is quickly getting healthy following an unforgiving preseason filled with injuries.
His attorney, Amanda Palmer, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Blaylock agreed Monday to a plea deal on a vehicular homicide charge. The 15-year sentence breaks down to seven years in prison, with four suspended, and probation for eight.
Unassailable confidence comes standard with Pierce, who, at 37 years old, now carries a legitimized panache as part of the Wizards. He has scored 25,031 NBA points. Ten All-Star appearances join a world title on his NBA ledger. The Hall of Fame will be a post-career stop. And he’s here to help.
Regardless of initial projections, both players find themselves in the same position entering this season. They’re trying to go from afterthoughts to the forefront in coach Randy Wittman’s mind when he considers his second unit.