Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Sol Tucker
There have been a lot of things going right for the Wizards this season, tonight was another one of those rights. With a solid performance behind John Wall’s 25 points and a huge 4th quarter from Kevin Seraphin, the Wizards knocked off the Spurs, 101-93, grabbing their first victory since 2005 at home over this Western Conference powerhouse.
“We just haven’t been consistent,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “It would be easier if we had two guys that were out this whole time and you knew who was going to be out every night, but every two to three games it’s different people, so that’s made it a little bit tough on the guys.”
Washington, who just seems to be getting the support from all levels this season controlled its own destiny late in the fourth quarter and keyed on some huge mistakes and turnovers by the Spurs.
Tim Duncan had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Tony Parker scored 14 points for the Spurs, Manu Ginobili returned after missing one game with back spasms, and Marco Belinelli missed his second consecutive game with a mildly strained left groin.
“It felt good to grab victory like this one tonight. We know we are going in the right direction each night and our confidence continues to get better each night too, said Wall.
After the game, reporters could tell the Wizards were having a good night by some of the comments from Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman
“Stats are for you guys and agents. You and agents are a lot alike.”
Next up for the Wizards, a trip to the Windy City to face the Bulls on Wednesday.