Last night, for the first time this season, the Wizards showed a little flash of what the future could look like.â†µ
They came back on the Boston Celtics, with John Wall, their future/current star, scoring on a layup to tie it and hitting a huge three pointer to give the Wiz the lead for good. Washington came back on an NBA title contender with their new franchise player leading the way down the stretch. That had to be a sight for sore eyes if you're a Wizards fan.
Last night had to be the first time you saw legitimate proof that this thing could work out long term. We all know John Wall is a talented player, and seeing him develop in his rookie year will likely be the most important aspect of the 2010-2011 Wizards season. But every once in a while, it's still nice to see some fight from him and his teammates against some Eastern Conference bullies, like they showed last night. You could say last night was a case of a superior team letting their guard down when they believed they had the game in hand, but the bottom line is that it was up to the Wizards to reclaim control of the game, and they did so.â†µ
We all know it'll take some time for the Wizards to one day emerge as an Eastern Conference contender, but nights like last night show that with a few years of adding more quality NBA talent around Wall, things could eventually be looking up for the Wiz.â†µ