It's six years and counting since the Washington Wizards won in New York.
After finally getting their first victory of the season the other night against Portland, the Wizards came tumbling back down to earth with a disappointing 108-87 loss at the Knicks on Friday night. New York was never threatened as it cruised to the easy win over Washington, whose record dropped to 1-13 on the season, 0-7 on the road.
Once again, the Wizards starting five failed to provide much of anything with only forward Kevin Seraphin and guard Bradley Beal providing some glimpses of hope. Seraphin scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds while the rookie Beal got some late baskets in garbage time to score 14 points. Center Nene came off the bench again, scoring 9 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.
The Wizards' best player last season, guard John Wall, continues to sit out with a sore knee and he seems still to be a few weeks away from returning.
No question, it has been a very frustrating start.
The Wizards have several days to rest and refocus and they need to because the defending champions Miami Heat come to D.C. on Tuesday night.