I guess the Washington Wizards does indeed possess a little bit of magic since they can get Martell Webster to put on that kind of a performance.
The Washington Wizards(23-42) ran the Phoenix Suns(22-45) out of the building tonight behind a career performance from Martell Webster. Webster scored a career-high 34 points, dished out five assists, and made 10 of 18 field-goals including 7 of 10 from three-point land. Webster’s seven three-pointers matched a career-high, as did his ten field-goals made.
Washington signed Webster this past summer to a one-year contract worth roughly $1.6 million dollars. Over his last five games(including tonight) Martell Webster is averaging 21.8 points, and has made 24 three-pointers in 47 attempts; time for an extension?
Washington as a team shot lights out from beyond the arc tonight making 14 of 21 attempts from downtown; Washington also shot 51.6% from the field overall.
Webster was not the only Wizard who had a great game on Saturday night. John Wall continued his streak of phenomenal play as he put up 17 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists while making 8 of 11 shots from the field; Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
After the game, this is what Lindsey Hunter had to say about his team’s performance: ”Tonight was a total embarrassment. I was embarrassed as a coach and I know the guys are embarrassed.”
Jared Dudley added, ”It just seems that things start to pile up. There are a lot of different reasons why we lost.”
With this loss to the Wizards, the Suns have now lost four straight games. On this four-game losing streak the Suns have gotten beaten by an average of 20 points. The Suns lost to the Denver Nuggets by 15, the Houston Rockets by 30, the Atlanta Hawks by 13 and now they’ve lost to the Washington Wizards by 22.
“We’ve gotta go back to Phoenix and figure out a way to finish this season strong.” Said Kendall Marshall.
The weather in Phoenix may be beautiful right now but on Planet Orange it’s raining losses left and right. Sorry Kendall but with just 15 games remaining on the season, there’s about a snowball’s chance of wins coming the Suns way.
Despite the fact that the Suns have been getting blown out game after game as of late, the Suns are now owners of the third worst record in the NBA(worst record in the west, 1/2 game behind the Hornets) and hypothetically speaking, should the Suns finish the season in such a position, the Suns would be in excellent position to score a top-three draft choice come this June.