“We talked about that before the game — just what [John] Wall does, and how he creates tempo, and everyone else is able to feed off that. And I think at half it was 19-1 transition points. That’s tough to overcome.” — Magic Coach Jacque Vaughn
“We got completely outplayed tonight in every aspect of the game. We just didn’t have it tonight.” — J.J. Redick
“We just didn’t accept the challenge on defense. They got too many layups. They had [almost] 60 points in the first half. We didn’t come to play today.” — Glen Davis
“I just thought we were a little sluggish, a little lethargic, especially at the beginning of the game.” — Jameer Nelson
It’s been a while since we’ve seen these words coming from the opposite end of the court. It looks good.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* During camp, Alex Ovechkin has been skating at right wing instead of his usual left.
* Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey about his doping.
* A tale of two Redskins defenses.
* Wizards win three straight.
* Tracee Hamilton on how to watch the NFL playoffs.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Bradley Beal, on last night’s Wiz game:
“That’s just us having fun. I mean, that’s the best basketball we’ve played all year team-wise. Everybody really stepped up. Everybody made shots, played great defense, rebounded the ball well. It was just a great team effort overall.”
PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Michael Morse tweeted pics of his sweet ride. I’m pretty sure that’s a late 60′s model Camaro SS, but if any gearheads want to weigh in, feel free.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Wizards highlights, of course.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
James Madison at George Mason, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.
HASHTAG OF THE DAY
DOGS OF THE DAY
Two dogs invade the pitch at a soccer match in Istanbul. Every sport should have a break for puppies. (via everyone)