29 November 1996. Atlanta Hawks 110, Washington Bullets 81 (record: 7-7)
Game leaders: Webber (14 points), Muresan (9 rebounds), Strickland (6 assists)
Was that Thanksgiving turkey that was slowing down the Bullets against the Hawks? The Bullets had the previous 3 nights off, but they were downright flat against the Hawks. Even Dikembe Mutombo scored 25 points. Mutombo, an offensive threat? In this game, yes.
Tracy Murray Stews And Waits
Who may be the most frustrated Bullet right now? Tracy Murray. When the offense isn't flowing, but the hustle is, it's tough to be a bench performer.
And is it just me, or does Mookie Blaylock always seem to get up for a game against the Bullets? Okay, maybe not every game, but every other game, Blaylock seems to go bonkers. Don't ask me why, it just happens.
The Bullets offense was just flat, they weren't defending in transition, and they weren't ready. The worst loss of the year should be just left behind.