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Click above to buy this Groupon for a ticket in upper-level sections 401-404 or 413-416. Buy here for a $50 ticket in lower-level sections 102-103 ($99 value) to the November 28 game vs. Charlotte Bobcats.
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There are three things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving weekend: good health, family, and seedless grapes. Today’s deal gives you the chance to be thankful for something else as well with a discounted ticket to see the Washington Wizards take on the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday, November 28. Choose between $20 upper-level seats in sections 401-404 or 413-416 ($48 value) or $50 lower-level seats in sections 102-103 ($99 value). Bring your standard family, extended family, or take a break from the family with family friends. Seats will be in the same area when purchasing up to eight, while more than eight may not—which is a good thing if you’re looking for an excuse to exile an unsavory stepmother.
The Wizards are ready to turn their season around, starting with the return of their center, Brendan Haywood, whose giant seven-foot frame restores a massive veteran presence to the court. The Bobcats are an ideal opponent to get the Wizards back on track. Charlotte’s been off to a sluggish start, and the team is susceptible to some Washington sorcery. Gilbert Arenas and his crew of fourth-level mages will come out with wands blazing to cast these wild animals back from whence they came. Be there as they don their robes to band together and collectively tell the Bobcats, “You shall not pass!”
If your white beard isn’t already tingling in wizardly anticipation, think about the game-day experience as a whole. The squeaks of rubber soles as the Wizards slice up and down the court. The sounds of swish, whoosh, and whoomp there it is with every glorious basket. The Chinatown restaurants and bars surrounding the Verizon center creating a buzz-worthy atmosphere pre- and post-game. The chance to let your turkey feast continue digesting while watching your hometown team trounce an Eastern conference rival makes this a Groupon worth giving thanks.
An article on NBA.com discusses 7’0’’ Brendan Haywood’s impact as he returns to the lineup.
- The defense has been shored up by the return of the defensive stalwart. With a long wing span and a keen knowledge of the game, Haywood is the leader of a Wizards defense that currently ranks in the top 10 in the NBA in opponents field goal percentage. Haywood has played a large part as he is 3rd overall in blocks per game and consistently changes shots around the basket. . . . With Haywood back as a force in the paint, the Wizards expect to rebound toward one of the top-tier teams in the Eastern Conference. – Andrew Rosen and Scott Garfinkel, NBA.com
Innovations in Basketball
Basketball has gone through numerous innovations since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to a galloping horse and invented basketball. Here are some of the key changes that make the game what it is:
1924: The 30-minute shot clock is introduced, guaranteeing at least one shot per game.
1976: The Denver Nuggets begin using a ball that causes fearsome premonitions in whoever is holding it.
1998: The NBA expands by two teams composed entirely of baby kittens.
2002: Losing at basketball is outlawed in Los Angeles, simultaneously causing the Lakers to win the NBA championship and the Clippers to be incarcerated in a floating sky-jail for 10 years.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 28, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for sections 401-404 and 413-416. Must bring valid ID to the Verizon Center Box Office. Redeem Groupon(s) at Will Call for ticket(s). More than 8 purchased together may not be seated in same row. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.