Wizards finally go above .500
Kevin Seraphin came close to committing a turnover the first time he touched the ball Monday night. He started dribbling sloppily and quickly picked up the bouncing ball before a Portland Trail Blazer poked it away, then turned and hit a one-handed scoop shot.
From there, Seraphin started hitting from anywhere he wanted – baseline jumpers, a swooping left handed runner in traffic, jump hooks, a foul line jumper off the pick-and-roll. Seraphin scored a season-high 19 points – including the final eight of a game-changing 12-0 second-half run that propelled the Wizards to a 100-90 win over the Trail Blazers and got them over .500 for the first time in more than four years.
The performance caught the attention of Portland Coach Terry Stotts, who referred to Seraphin afterward as, “the X-factor” in the game.
-- Washington Post Blog