118

125

Recap

In a back and forth contest that had it all, the Wizards came up just short in double overtime, falling to the Spurs 125-118. It looked like it was over with five seconds to go in the first OT with the Spurs up two with the ball, but John Wall stole the Spurs inbounds pass and scored with virtually no time left on the clock to send it to the second OT session. The Wizards ran out of gas in the second extra session, failing to get anything going offensively. The Wizards had a 14 point lead at the half, but the Spurs closed that down very quickly in the third quarter, led by Tim Duncan, and it was close the rest of the way. John Wall led the Wizards with 29 points and nine assists, Bradley Beal had 19, and Trevor Ariza had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tim Duncan led all scorers with 31 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Patty Mills was pressed into major minutes after Tony Parker got hurt, scoring 23 points with 11 of those coming in the two overtimes.

Key Moment

The most exciting moment in this one assuredly occurred at the end of the first overtime. With just five seconds to go and the Wizards down two, Wall picked off Tim Duncan's inbounds pass and drove straight to the hoop, finishing with about a second left on the clock. That basket gave Wall six points in the final ten seconds of the first OT.

Player of the Game

Tim Duncan was dominant in the paint for the Spurs before he fouled out with 4:13 to go in the second overtime. He led all scorers with 31 points on 13/20 shooting. He also chipped in 11 boards, five assists, two steals and three blocks in a very complete night for the future hall of famer.

Key Number

0. The number of field goals the Wizards managed in the second extra session as they had nothing left in the tank.

Unsung Hero

Trevor Booker returned to the lineup after a missing a game for personal reasons and was very effective, scoring 10 points on 5/7 shooting and grabbing six rebounds. At one point in the second quarter he scored eight straight points for the Wizards, dominating in the paint. He also blocked two shots, including a very athletic play where he got out on the perimeter to deny a Matt Bonner three ball.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 43.6%
3 Point %: 31.3%
Assists: 19
Rebounds: 49
Opponents Field Goal %: 49.0%


Points: John Wall - 29
Rebounds: Trevor Ariza - 10
Assists: John Wall - 9
Blocks: Booker and Gortat - 2
Steals: John Wall - 4