Wizards looking for full 48

Wizards looking for full 48
November 10, 2012, 10:00 am
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Washington Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford (15) tries to get past Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) and Marquis Daniels.

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

It was a role reversal for the Wizards on Friday night. The usually reliable bench didn't show up while the under-producing starting five actually put together its best performance of the season. But the Wizards lost again, this time to Milwaukee, 101-91.

 “That’s been our problem so far. We haven’t been able to put a total team effort together," Wizards’ point guard A.J. Price said. "But we’ll rectify it."

Price scored 12 points and had 9 assists while forward Trevor Ariza (15 points) and center Emeka Okafor (11 points) had their best games as Wizards so far.  Rookie Bradley Beal came to play, finishing with a career-high 22 points but it was the bench players who failed to produce.

Back-up Kevin Seraphin could only muster 2 points on 1-of-5 shooting and Jordan Crawford scored only 8 points. Back-up Martell Webster, who scored 16 points against the Celtics Wednesday night, was held scoreless. In all, the bench scored only 20 of the Wizards' 91 points.

"Our second unit didn't do as well as they have been doing, which you can't expect them to do every night," Price added.

The Wizards need to put together a full team effort against Indiana Saturday night or they will fall into an 0-5 hole.It was a role reversal for the Wizards on Friday night. The usually reliable bench didn't show up while the under-producing starting five actually put together its best performance of the season. But the Wizards lost again, this time to Milwaukee, 101-91.

“That’s been our problem so far. We haven’t been able to put a total team effort together," Wizards’ point guard A.J. Price said. "But we’ll rectify it."

Price scored 12 points and had 9 assists while forward Trevor Ariza (15 points) and center Emeka Okafor (11 points) had their best games as Wizards so far.  Rookie Bradley Beal came to play, finishing with a career-high 22 points but it was the bench players who failed to produce.

Back-up Kevin Seraphin could only muster 2 points on 1-of-5 shooting and Jordan Crawford scored only 8 points. Back-up Martell Webster, who scored 16 points against the Celtics Wednesday night, was held scoreless. In all, the bench scored only 20 of the Wizards' 91 points.

"Our second unit didn't do as well as they have been doing, which you can't expect them to do every night," Price added.

The Wizards need to put together a full team effort against Indiana Saturday night or they will fall into an 0-5 hole.

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