Playoff Game 2: Walking Wounded

Posted by on April 22nd, 2008 in Game Recap

Stat Line: 7 points (2-10 shooting, 0-2 from beyond the arc), 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 0 steals, and 3 turnovers in 23:52 (-22).

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, this picture speaks volumes:

Bad knee + Bad shooting wrist = Bad, bad, bad. Thankfully, the next game isn’t until Thursday which gives Gilbert time to heal up and gives all the Wizards time to regroup.

6 responses so far ↓

  • foxnomad // Apr 22, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Can’t blame the knee, wrist, or anything else on this one.

    The Wizards, yet once again, stopped following their game plan. Gilbert didn’t distribute the ball and threw off the team.

    If your shooting wrist is hurt, don’t shoot. His mentality has a long way to go before it catches up to his physical ability.

  • c-town // Apr 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Gil has noone to blame but himself. He’s looked terrible for three straight halves. He needs to either step aside or step up. We haven’t seen much out of this guy since 2006.

  • JakeTheSnake // Apr 22, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    No arguments here. I suppose I should’ve clarified that his injury isn’t an excuse for last night, just ultimately the reason why it went the way it did. Right now, I’d say that Gil’s greatest weakness is that he still hasn’t learned how to play within himself, which is vital when you’re not 100%.

  • foxnomad // Apr 23, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Hopefully they get it on track tomorrow – a strong win can change the tide of the series. A last-second win (or eek, loss), will be season ending.

  • Tyler Coburn // Apr 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I think they should either give Arenas enough time on the court to warm his knee and his wrist up. Or, Don’t Play with him!! The Wizards were playing great until they started throwing in Gilbert every five minutes. He is the best on the team, but if he doesn’t have enough time, he will play terribly….

  • Truth About It Dot Net // Apr 23, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    See no evil, see no evil, aaaaand see no evil.

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