Saturday, April 28, 2007

Zero GP for Zero in the Playoffs

What happened here? The WIZARDS were great at the start of the season but, with the loss of Caron Bulter and Gilbert Arenas Washington has fallen behind three games to none against Cleveland. The loss of both Arenas and Butler from the playoffs not only lead to a preeminent sweep but took a ton of thunder out of the CAVS-WIZARDS first-round rematch from last year.

Antawn Jamison had 38 points and 11 rebounds in nearly every minute of the six-point loss to Cleveland. LeBron James and his 30 points, 9 dimes and six boards. I feel like a win today would have given the Wiz a second chance to fight back and/or tease the audience. Jamison is a guy who never lacked talent, I'm sure the Lakers and the Raptors would love to have him right now.

Another bright spot is Antonio Daniels, who might be relying less on his leaping abilities, has proving his worth. His numbers went up in each of the three games and in the third game, today, he left 20 points and 13 assists, 4 boards, 1 block, 1 steal and only one turnover behind. That's a nearly game, truly great point guard numbers. It's been his play in the playoffs that have earned Antonio Daniels nice contracts, he's got the ring with the Spurs to prove it. I could only see Daniels playing better or in a more complimentary capacity when Arenas was healthy. With no sign of return from "Zero to Hero," hey "There is always next year.

1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 26 35 16 21 98
Washington 22 22 31 17 92