|Danilo Gallinari, SF 34 MIN | 5-16 FG | 5-5 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 16 PTS | +10Gallo had a pretty solid first half, despite his jumper not falling. Got to the rim quite a few times. He sat for too long in the fourth quarter, and when he finally came in he took several bad shots.|
|Kenneth Faried, SF 27 MIN | 4-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | +12Faried didn’t bring a lot of energy, didn’t finish at the rim, and couldn’t stop anybody on defense late in the game.|
|Kosta Koufos, C 25 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +2Koufos was solid for most of the game. He didn’t get credit for any blocked shots, but I counted at least 3 that he altered significantly. Leaving Seraphin alone for an offensive rebound late in the game was a big mistake.|
|Ty Lawson, PG 36 MIN | 11-16 FG | 3-4 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 29 PTS | -5Ty started out slow and had trouble finishing in the first half, but turned it on in the third quarter with 23 points scored in a variety of ways. He also had a couple of steals and played decent defense for most of the game. A poor decision to drive into traffic hurts his grade here.|
|Andre Iguodala, SG 30 MIN | 0-4 FG | 2-6 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 5 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -1When your shooting guard shoots this poorly from the field and from the line, it’s going to be hard to win. He did have several nice defensive plays, including stopping a fast break singlehandedly early in the game.|
|Corey Brewer, SF 28 MIN | 7-14 FG | 1-4 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 17 PTS | -8If the game ended at halftime, I would have given Cold Brew an A- for the game. He was wreaking havoc on the defensive end and hit most of his shots. In the second half he gambled and ended up in the backcourt without possession several times, leading to easy buckets that allowed the Wiz to close the gap. He started missing shots, but at least decided to feed Ty Lawson when he was hot.|
|JaVale McGee, C 14 MIN | 2-7 FG | 2-4 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -12JaVale was aggressive in the paint to close out the first half. He was exactly the opposite at the start of the fourth quarter.|
|Andre Miller, PG 26 MIN | 8-10 FG | 1-3 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | -6By far the hardest player to grade tonight. On the plus side, he was scoring pretty much at will in the fourth quarter. On the minus side, he had several defensive lapses and missed two key free throws.|
|Wilson Chandler, SG 20 MIN | 1-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PTS | -12He played a lot like Brewer, except he wasn’t hitting shots at any point in the game.|
|George KarlI try not to give out F’s very often, but when you lose a game like this, the coach has to take the blame. The Wizards had several stretches of the game where they were getting everything they wanted on offense. GK took too long to adjust, and the adjustments he made weren’t very effective.|
One Thing We Saw
- A team that makes its living in the paint needs to be able to make free throws. The Nuggets average more than 8 misses per game. Twelve missed free throws is a killer in a one possession game.
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