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Latest Flip Saunders Items
Just hours before the Washington Wizards picked up their first win of the season against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, Flip Saunders and John Wall had a talk.
Listening to Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders, it's easy to imagine him as the manager of a young, inexperienced fighter. As Saunders shouts instructions, his fighter nods his understanding. But seconds later, his fighter is hit again, as if all the teaching evaporates with each blow.
Andray Blatche tried his best to stick up for Flip Saunders. But the Wizards forward might inadvertently have done his coach more harm than good.
With 7:31 left in the fourth quarter, the boos began to rain down loudly on the Wizards at Verizon Center on Sunday. Washington was down by 20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves and on its way to a 93-72 loss.
With 24.3 seconds left in Friday night's game, the Washington Wizards led the New York Knicks by one point. John Wall had just scored on a fast break to put the Wizards ahead, and the Verizon Center crowd was on its feet, feeling a victory. It would have been the Wizards' first this season.
Andray Blatche was singing along with a tune that only he could hear.
Perhaps the best moment for the Washington Wizards against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night was just before the opening tip, when Rashard Lewis received a huge ovation from the fans in the city where he spent three and half seasons.
Ninety minutes before game time, Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee was on the practice court with assistant coach Don Zierden. The sometimes-aloof McGee was taking direction, nodding his head, and working up a sweat as he continued to work on his game.
Andray Blatche broke out of his funk Monday night against the Celtics, scoring a game-high 28 points and adding nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough to pull the Wizards out of theirs.