Sunday, December 16, 2007

Photo by: Nick Wass

The Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 92-79, to improve to 13-10. Although each team was missing some great players, (Kings-Mike Bibby, Kevin Martin; Wizards-Gilbert Arenas AKA-Agent Zero ) there were some spectacular plays in this game. Dahntay Jones throw's down a nasty dunk to get the crowd going. Check out's Haier play of the day to see it.

I think the Wizards are doing okay without Gilbert Arenas, although the last four teams they have played aren't that impressive. I averaged the records of the Heat, the Timberwolves, Nets and Kings and it came out as 7-13.5. Beating teams that averaged together have a record under 500 is not impressive no matter who is out in my opinion. I want to see them take this momentum and continue to build this winning streak.

Brendan Haywood plays a solid game and finished with 17 points and 11 boards. I think as some of the stars are out like Arenas is now, guys like Haywood are able to build up confidence by playing more and getting more touches down low. Caron Butler had 12 points and 8 assists. Butler is a true leader because he knows that for the Wizards to go far in the playoffs, he has to let the other guys get confident and continue to improve as the season progresses. DeShawn Stevenson had 19 points and 7 assists. Stevenson was making all kinds of incredible outside shots and that really showed me that he has some shooting range when he wants to.

Brad Miller had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Miller was shooting well from the outside and I think some teams should try to get him in a trade. I know the Kings would be reluctant, but we know they are most likely not going to be serious contenders. I think Miller deserves to be with a championship contender.