Despite loss, Wizards are spreading the ball around
That first win remains elusive for the Wizards.
Hard work, effort, hustle you name it, is all well and good but at the end of the day, the Wizards have to start showing some wins to back up their improved play. The Wizards had another shot to win a game but they fell short once again, this time at Indiana 89-85 as Washington is now 0-5 on the season.
“We’re right there again," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "These guys are busting their tails. They fight. They claw. Now we just have to play smarter.”
Late in the Pacers game, down 87-85 and with the ball, it appeared Wizards forward Trevor Booker, who was double teamed, missed a wide-open Emeka Okafor underneath. Rather than dumping it down to Okafor for the easy lay-up, Booker took a 10-footer that fell short with 1.2 second left. Ball game over. That play epitomized the poor decision-making the Wizards have been making late in close games.
"We're making good strides as a team," Wizards point guard A.J. Price said. "We're in every game, which I guess is like a gift and a curse. You'd like to win some games. We're in every game, so it is just little things that we need to correct."
The Wizards have a chance to break the curse as they visit the 2-3 Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night.