In what can only be labeled as a disappointment, the Wizards dropped game five in Toronto even though they had the lead half-way through the final frame. Wall had moments of brilliance and moments of frustration, Beal played better than he did in games one and two, but ultimately the Wizards couldn’t get points down the stretch settling for two many three pointers that just wouldn’t fall. The Wiz return to DC for a win-or-go-home game six on Friday night and Stevie, Joe, and Mina Canada break it ALL down. Winners, losers, adjustments, and predictions. Tune in and share!
The Washington Capitals have now won 3 straight! Starting the series down 0-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets the Caps have flipped the momentum of the series based on a Nicklas Backstrom OT goal. FP, Joe and LP on an emergency Pod to discuss after a game 5 win. Has Coach Trotz played the right cards with in series adjustments? Should Holtby have started game 2? Would have made a difference? The DTC crew discusses in depth. During the second half of the Pod Joe, LP and FP discuss the Wizards game 3 win and what that means for the rest of the series? Whether the series begins to turn or not hinges on a huge game 4 in D.C. #Caps #ALLCAPS #DCFamily
The Wizards didn’t show up for game two and the fans are feeling the pain throughout DC tonight. The DC Trifecta was in play but with the Wizards losing the triple win was out of the question shortly after 930p. LP, Joe, and Canada discuss the Wiz/Raptors series and break down what went wrong for DC and what went well for Toronto. Can the Wiz get right and force the series beyond four games? … maybe, but highly unlikely given their game two performance! Plus, what surprised you more… Pacers beating Cavs or D.Wade pretending that age is just a number? The NBA Playoffs are awesome, join the boys and discuss! (Photo Credit: WaPo)
The NBA Playoff picture is in focus now and the LP and Joe are going to break everything down with guest host Mark Hanna. Are the Wizards the best 8th seed ever? Are the Raptors the better opponent that the Wiz wanted to face bypassing the Celtics? Can the Wizards “turn it on” when needed? The boys discuss this and a lot more on this podcast plus take a look around the league too and ponder whether the Jazz are for real, and can Phila stun the world with a playoff series win to cap their incredible 50 game winning season. The NBA playoffs are here! Let’s go Wiz! (Photo Credit: NBCSN Washington)
The 2017-2018 season has come to an end. At the beginning of the season we all predicted the Wizards would be a 2-4 seed at worst. Here we are, the Wizards are the 8 seed. This by no means should be seen as anything except a colossal failure. Sure, John Wall was out for over 2 months but the bench has been significantly improved over last year and Bradley Beal started and played all 82 games. This team was too good to be an 8 seed.
The Wizards will start the playoffs across the border in Toronto where they actually split the season series 2-2. The 2 wins came without John. Is that a reason for optimism? Sure, it can be, however the way the Wizards have ended the season gives us absolutely no reason for optimism. The Wizards had an opportunity to move up to the 7 seed but completely blew another game to a subpar team in the Orlando Magic. The Wizards didn’t come to play, and coach Brooks didn’t coach to win the game. Clearly evident by the showing of G-Leaguer Devin Robinson in the 3rd quarter.
The typical D.C. question is who is to blame? Who should get fired? Who should we rebuild with? And finally, when is Ernie Grunfeld going to get fired? Those are legitimate questions but the season is far from over and we will have plenty of time to talk about that come summer.
Let’s take a step back and look at the situation from an outside perspective. The Wizards clearly have one of the best point guards in the league and he looks fully healthy. The Wizards have one of the best 2 guards in the East, maybe in the league, and he’s been nothing but consistent. It’s really about the other players. Gortat is clearly a better player when John is at PG, all beef aside Gortat. Otto struggles finding his own shot but when playing the wings can hit the big 3 ball and Keef has the ability to turn it on. As the Wizards playoffs go, as John Wall can facilitate the game where the others can hit their shots. Oh, and of course play defense.
With that said I can’t bet against John Wall, maybe it’s the homer in me. Wizards in 6. #DCFamily