Maybe it’s the fact that the Wizards beat their rival. Maybe it’s because a loss would have dropped the Wizards to an unfathomable 2-8. Nevertheless, Bullets Forever, SB Nation’s Wizards blog, is smitten with Antawn Jamison’s effort in leading the Wizards to a much-needed win over Cleveland Wednesday.
Rust is natural. If you take someone away from something that they do on a regular basis for an extended amount of time, it takes sometime to get back into that rhythm. That’s just the way things work, unless your name is Antawn Jamison.
Not only was Jamison thrown back into the starting lineup, but expected to carry the team as they slumped through most of the first half. If it weren’t for his 21 points and 8 rebounds in the first half, the Wizards would have faced a much, much more formidable deficit heading into halftime. You tend to forget about these things when the team ends up winning by 17, but without Jamison’s spectacular first half in his first game back from injury, the Wizards would be staring at a 2-8 record this morning. Antawn didn’t waste anytime helping out where the team needed him to help out. That’s what team captains do, and that’s why he was so sorely missed when he was out.