Sadly, this was not to be, and the second half degenerated into a dog's breakfast of bad shooting, mediocre defense and hero ball. In his Grantland article this morning, NBA writer Zach Lowe cites the "resignation of Wizards broadcaster Steve Buckhantz" as one of the ten things he likes/doesn't like about the NBA season so far:
...his beaten-down tone can be an honest godsend on another miserable night of Wizards basketball ... and you almost wonder if he just wants to put his head down and let the game go on without him sometimes.This would be funny, if not for its poignancy. Maybe it is, since it's only a game after all. But nevertheless, it's going to be another long season.