This isn't a time for the Wizards to get down on themselves, going into Wednesday's game vs. the Charlotte Bobcats. They've done many good things and had a chance to win at the Miami Heat, who they've beaten once in three meetings this season, and have to find a way to build off of a loss.
"We played hard. We played them the way you have to play. We just didn't make enough plays," said Wizards coach Randy Wittman, alluding to the 99-90 defeat, their first in six road games as his team shot just 40% and had 19 turnovers. "Against elite teams you've got to hit on all cylinders. We didn't shoot as well as we have been but we moved the ball. We attacked. We didn't make enough plays. We put ourselves in position to be there. We were right there with five minutes to go on the road, and not playing particularly well in terms of shooting the ball and turning the ball over."
It reminded John Wall of their home game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies on March 3, their only other defeat in 10 previous games.
"We played the right way. ... We started the game 1-for-10," said Wall, who had seven turnovers vs. Miami. "They coming out hitting six threes and we still had a chance to win the game down the stretch."
TV: Wizards Central pregame show begins 6:30 ET on CSN. Tipoff from Verizon Center is at 7 and Wizards Postgame Live comes immediately after the game ends. Radio: 106.7 FM. 1500 AM.
Last game: Wizards (33-30) lost at Miami Heat 99-90 on Monday; Bobcats (30-34) beat Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Monday.
Last meeting: The Wizards won 97-83 at Time Warner Cable Arena on Jan. 7, their first win of the new year after three consecutive losses to open it. Season series: Wizards lead 1-0.
Projected starting lineups: Wizards –- PG John Wall, SG Bradley Beal, SF Trevor Ariza, PF Trevor Booker, C Marcin Gortat. Bobcats –- PG Kemba Walker, SG Chris Douglas-Roberts, SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, PF Josh McRoberts, C Al Jefferson.
X-factor: C Kevin Seraphin (right knee) will be a game-time decision after practicing Tuesday. He has missed seven consecutive games.
Around the bend: The Wizards will practice early Thursday before leaving for Orlando, where they'll play the Magic at Amway Center (CSN, 7 p.m. ET).