[NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-13) | 2006 Playoffs!

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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:22 am

Yeah, neither Jamison or Arenas have gotten any love this season. Still can't believe they didn't get a spot on the East All-Stars.

I figured Charlotte would be an easy sim win, but I was wrong apparently. I can appreciate the element of chance, though.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby wdt92 on Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:35 am

I never played Live, so I don't know if this is true, but it appears those games valued "names" more than "stats." Like Shaq, despite having an impressive 1 steal a game for a 7' 300+ lb man, leading the league in MVP votes in this '06 world seems to be a bit of stretch. Someone can correct me here if that conclusion is wrong.

Anyway, hopefully, your Wizards can avenge the lack of acknowledgment with a good run into the playoffs. (Y)
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Andrew on Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:27 pm

Sim engines were far more primitive then. Kobe being injured and having his Primacy recalculated probably doesn't help matters with the MVP race, and Shaq's default ratings still had him primed for an All-Star performance in NBA Live 06.

That should be an exciting first round match-up, and a good challenge.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Phil89 on Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:00 pm

Are the Suns headed to the finals here as well? :)

Btw I admire people who play older games. I don't think I could handle going back to these graphics and physics.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Andrew on Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:05 am

It's a mixed bag. Sometimes the simpler approach can be fun, but you also miss the innovations and improvements of more recent titles.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby cavs4872 on Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:14 am

The biggest thing I miss in my Live 10 Rockets story is the save & quit feature; like I said before, 12 min. quarters (or even anything higher than 5-10) is daunting in one sitting.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby wdt92 on Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:18 am

cavs4872 wrote:The biggest thing I miss in my Live 10 Rockets story is the save & quit feature; like I said before, 12 min. quarters (or even anything higher than 5-10) is daunting in one sitting.

That really is one of the greatest features I think could be in a sports game. I have to plan out my entire "free time" to have the time to play the game. It's a bit daunting at times.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:52 am

For Live 06, I just Alt-Tab out and let it sit until I'm ready to finish.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby cavs4872 on Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Breems wrote:For Live 06, I just Alt-Tab out and let it sit until I'm ready to finish.

Yeah, I would feel a little more guilty leaving a console on all the time.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:31 pm

Baron Davis wins matchup with Gilbert Arenas
By GoldenStateWarriors.com staff / April 18, 2006

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@Golden State (13-13) | L 83-85

Allen Iverson once named Baron Davis the most difficult defensive assignment of his career. Gilbert Arenas might share that sentiment after tonight.

After losing a disappointing game to Charlotte, Washington got off to a hot start against Golden State with a 21-13 Q1 lead. Baron Davis exploded in Q2 to help the Warriors outscore the Wizards 29-19. The Wizards recovered in the second half and had a chance to tie the game in their final possession:

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Baron Davis scored 29 points to go along with 4 assists and 4 steals, and J-Rich scored 18. Despite putting up his usual numbers with 25 points and 12 rebounds, Jamison's potential game-tying shot was off the mark. Arenas finished with 11 points and 8 assists but also committed 6 TOs and 5 fouls. Etan Thomas had a solid game off the bench with 12 points.

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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:46 pm

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vs. New Orleans (9-18) | W 93-89
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:38 pm

I liked those Warriors more than the current group, even if they did kind of mess up the 2007 Playoffs with their upset of the Mavericks!
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby cavs4872 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:12 am

Heartbreaker; there are a couple of players who could've done better, but it looks like Caron totally cost you the game. It seems like he's had a tough go this season finding his role on the team, as it's been all about Jamison and Arenas. You put yourself in a good situation with an Arenas/Jamison pick and roll though; can Jamison fade off the screen, or is it just straight pick and roll in this game?
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:32 am

You can do a pick-and-pop also. I need to utilize that more.

Caron's a bad shooter in this game and thus wasn't very useful or effective for me early in the season as a SG. This was a bad game for him, but he's been doing much better since I moved him to SF. I now use him as a slasher/driver since he's very long/athletic. He gets a lot of layups/dunks/FTs from attacking the basket
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:31 am

Wizards win big over Pacers
By WashingtonWizards.com staff / April 21st, 2006

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@Indiana | W 102-72

Easy games have been in short supply for Washington this season, but Washington notched their biggest win of the season tonight against Indiana. Gilbert Arenas recovered from his poor performance against Golden State with 26 points, 6 assists, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds. All Wizards starters scored in double figures, including a double-double from Brendan Haywood with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Chucky Atkins scored 14 off the bench. Jermaine O'Neal led the Pacers with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Stephen Jackson scored 18 and Jamal Tinsley 15, but that's all the help the Pacers would get.

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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Andrew on Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:00 am

A strong performance there. Hopefully an indication of your Playoff form in the not too distant future!
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (14-10) | March 2006

Postby Breems on Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:04 am

A lost opportunity in Detroit
By WashingtonWizards.com staff / April 23rd, 2006

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@Detroit | L 87-89

The Wizards have had multiple opportunities to grab a signature win against the league's best this season but, for the most part, have come up just short. Washington would have one of its biggest opportunities of the season tonight against the defending champs on the road.

It should come as no surprise that defense reigns supreme in a matchup with the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards settled into a 2-3 zone early to contain the Wallaces on the boards and force the Pistons into outside shots. The Pistons' excellent perimeter D forced Arenas out of his comfort zone. Both teams had to work for decent looks, and both coaches earned their pay with a steady flow of adjustments and set plays. After 4 evenly-played quarters, the game would come down to the final possessions:

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The Wallaces proved hard to contain. They combined for 30 points and 15 rebounds (8 offensive). Washington ultimately lost the rebounding battle 31-23. With Gilbert Arenas struggling to weave his way through the Pistons D, the Wizards got a huge boost from Caron Butler, who exploded for 26 points and 7 rebounds. Jamison scored 20 points and Arenas 15, but no other Wizards scored in double figures. Rasheed Wallace led the Pistons with 21 points, Hamilton scored 16, Billups 14, and Prince 13.

Player of the Game: Rasheed Wallace
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Great game. I couldn't get to the hoop with Arenas on that last possession and settled for a poor jump shot. I probably should've gone with Butler who was successfully getting to the rim all night. One game left!
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-11) | April 2006

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:34 am

Another heartbreaker, this time in Detroit; no shame in that. Looking forward to the postseason. (Y)
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-11) | April 2006

Postby Andrew on Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:47 pm

Tough loss. With Arenas having Outside Scorer FSS, I'd definitely recommend driving and using either the up-and-under or behind-the-back FSS layup to get the game-tying bucket. No guarantees, but generally a higher percentage option in NBA Live 06.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-11) | April 2006

Postby Breems on Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 pm

Wizards close regular season with tough loss in Philly
By WashingtonWizards.com staff / April 27th, 2006

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@Philadelphia (15-13) | L 84-90

Gilbert Arenas vs. Allen Iverson. What more could an NBA fan ask for to close out the '05-06 season?

The Wachovia Center was indeed rowdy as the Wizards and 76ers took the court for one final showdown, but it only took 4 minutes for the visiting crowd to go silent. It wasn't a hot start by the 76ers or even a cold start by the Wizards. It wasn't an early 3-point barrage or demoralizing facial. The Wizards' entire season flashed before their eyes as Antawn Jamison attacked the basket off the baseline, collided mid-air with Andre Iguodala, fell awkwardly, and left for the locker room, grimacing in pain. After tempting fate with an unusual injury-free season, the Wizards could only watch in disbelief as their leading scorer and second-leading rebounder was declared out for the game and "probably longer" with a leg injury. More to come.

Still, the Wizards battled to stay within 1 point at the end of Q1. The 76ers started rolling in Q2, though, and outscored the Wizards 20-13 for a 43-35 lead at the half. Iguodala was fierce at the rim, throwing down dunk after dunk. Agent Zero helped make up for Jamison's absence offensively and worked to contain AI, but as any opposing PG can attest to, sometimes there's simply no answer for The Answer. Washington responded well after the half considering the gloomy atmosphere, but they couldn't quite get over the hump.

AI led all scorers with 27 points and 5 dimes. Iguodala followed with 16 points, and sharpshooter Kyle Korver scored 12. If there was a silver lining tonight for Washington, it was Caron Butler who stepped up in a big way with 23 points on 11-14 shooting. Agent Zero scored 19 points with 6 assists, and Marko Jaric scored 10.

And that's a wrap! Despite the loss and uncertainty around Jamison's injury, the Wizards are undoubtedly excited to return to the NBA playoffs with a chance to win a title.

Player of the Game: Allen Iverson
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What a troll job, NBA Live! Still had fun in this game, and the injury forced me to think outside the box. Butler was huge tonight, so I hope that continues in the playoffs.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-13) | April 2006

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:37 pm

Not the momentum you wanted heading into the postseason, but the bigger story is Jamison's health.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-13) | 2006 Playoffs!

Postby cavs4872 on Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:11 am

This could be the gateway for Arenas going absolutely ballistic in the postseason, but it's definitely gonna be tougher.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-13) | 2006 Playoffs!

Postby Breems on Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:32 am

Injury Update
By NBA.com staff / May 1st, 2006

You can breathe, Wizards fans!

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Just 2 days after leaving a game with an injury, the Wizards' medical staff has declared Jamison fully healthy. Washington will have their leading scorer in tiptop condition for their playoff run.
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-13) | 2006 Playoffs!

Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:24 pm

Fantastic news!
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Re: [NBA Live 06] Washington Wizards | The Silver Bullet (16-13) | 2006 Playoffs!

Postby Breems on Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:35 pm

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GM Performance
Overall Record: 16-13
Power Ranking: 13 (+4)
GM Score: 86 (+7)

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* Antawn Jamison: 3rd PPG (21.3), 3rd FGM (195), 4th FG% (62%), 3rd ORPG (3.3)
* Gilbert Arenas: 1st APG (7.4), 1st SPG (3.2)
* Brendan Haywood: 1st ORPG (3.6), 3rd FG% (64%)
* Antonio Daniels: 2nd FT% (96%)

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