Washington Wizards 98 – Indiana Pacers 97
In the last recap, I wrote this:
So do we wad up the previous 17 games and throw them in the trash? Nope. We don’t. That all happened. It may not have been great for the franchise in terms of draft position. In fact, it almost certainly wasn’t.
But it had to have been good for these players individually — and collectively — on some level. It gave them some idea that they are (OK, at least some of them are) legitimate NBA players. And while last night’s game was an obvious reminder that they aren’t great NBA players, hey, at least it wasn’t the last game of the season.
They will have one more opportunity to wash that terrible taste out of their mouths and go into the Summer with some semblance of confidence that this team, while by no means good, may not be as bad as they were for the first four months of the season.
That doesn’t say a lot, no … But it does say something.
Bring on the Wizards.
I may have been wrong about all or part of that.
This was fun. Let’s do this again next year.