There weren’t many high points in a season in which the Wizards only won 23 games. But they left Verizon Center on Thursday with a lot of enthusiasm heading into next season -- whenever that will be -- and John Wall is already talking about claiming one of the top six spots in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards are heading toward their third straight trip to Secaucus, N.J., on May 17. But before they do, let’s take look back on the top 10 moments of the 2010-11 season. This will be broken down in five parts. Here’s Part I, featuring Nos. 10 and 9:
10. JaVale McGee’s triple double
The controversy wasn’t in that McGee accomplished the feat, but the means he used to get it. The Wizards went to him on three consecutive possessions to help him get the one point he needed. He responded with a bad runner in the lane, an airball, and a turnover. And with the Wizards trailing by 20 points, John Wall scooped up a loose ball in the painted area, fed it to McGee near the basketball and cleared a path for him to dunk. McGee dunked and did a pull-up on the rim, earning a technical foul.
9. Double overtime loss to Oklahoma City Thunder