Posts Tagged ‘Mike Miller


Wizards Win Both Games of Back-to-Back

By Jesse Jones

On Friday and Saturday night, the Washington Wizards traveled to the Meadowlands to play the New Jersey Nets and then came back home and hosted the New York Knicks, despite the snow storm.

Friday night’s game came down to the wire.  The Wizards had to come back from a 12 point deficit, and ended as Earl Boykins hit the game winning shot with 0.4 seconds left.  The team won 81-79.

Saturday night the Knicks came to town.  Despite all the snow, there were still fans in the stands which was good to see.  The Wizards jumped out to an early 36-19 lead after the first quarter, but then cooled down and let the Knicks tie the game at 52 early in the third.

That’s when Mike Miller took over.

Miller finally found his shot, and scored 17 in the third quarter, went 5-6 from three, missing only one shot as he was the main part in a 30-17 scoring run for the team.  From there, the Wizards won 106-96.  Miller finished with 25 points, and Jamison had 21 points and a career-high 23 rebounds to help the team get on a two-game winning streak.

Washington’s next game is tomorrow night, February 1, at home against the Boston Celtics at 7:00 PM.


Wizards Update


By Jesse Jones

Just one day after Gilbert Arenas was suspended for the season without pay, new information leaked from the Arenas-Crittenton incident.  People who were inside the locker room said that Crittenton threw one of the guns Arenas put infront of his locker, and said he didn’t need any of his guns because he had his own.  Crittenton then proceeded to take out his own gun, load it, and cock it.  Well, if Arenas got suspended for putting unloaded guns infront of a locker, what should Javaris Crittenton get?  Maybe a ban from the league?  I think so.  Crittenton is denying the reports, and eventually David Stern will have the ultimate decision in this situation.

Back to the on-the-court action.

Last night the Washington Wizards played their first game without Arenas against the division leaders Orlando Magic.  Before the game, captain Antawn Jamison took the mic and apologized to the fans, asked for their support, and said that they would improve their play, especially at home.  That’s exactly what they did.  The Wizards pulled the upset, winning 104-97, getting their 12th win of the season.  Yes, 12th… Jamison scored 28 points and added 11 boards, Caron Butler added 23, Foye put up 20, and Haywood scored 18 to go along with 15 rebounds.  The team is now 12-22.

In other news, Mike Miller cut off all of his hair.

Personally, I liked his long hair.


Wizards Look To Add Veteran Big Man


By Jesse Jones

“Ready to Rule.”  That’s what the Wizards organization is thinking with a healthy starting five for the first time in three years.  With Arenas healthy and training with the same trainer that helped Wade and Bryant, Haywood back, and Stevenson rehabilitating, it was time for the Wizards to look for extra help outside the team.

After acquiring Mike Miller and Randy Foye via trade for Etan Thomas, Oleskiy Pecherov, and Darius Songaila, one would think the Wizards are done with their offseason moves.  However, according to Mike Jones from the Washington Times, this is not the case.

Mike Jones has reported that the Wizards were looking at five, but now four big men to add to their roster.  He reports that Rasho Nesterovic, Channing Frye, Jason Collins and Jamaal Magloire are all on the Wizards radar to add as a player that can give Haywood and McGhee a few extra minutes of rest.  All players don’t average big minutes or stats, so it can be inferred that the Wizards feel that they have good enough big men to compliment the explosive talent found in all their guards, and to be used like Brian Scalabrine was used by the Celtics during their playoff run.

Look for the Wizards to add a big man before the season starts, and watch to see if all the players can be unselfish enough to give up shots they would normally take in order for the team to succeed.

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