Wizards offense inept in latest loss

Wizards offense inept in latest loss
November 14, 2012, 9:15 am
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Once again Wizards coach Randy Wittman hinted at shaking things up with his team after a dreadful offensive performance in the 92-76 loss at Charlotte Tuesday night.

"I've got to find the right guys that will do the right thing," a frustrated Wittman said.

The Wizards starting five shot just 15-43 from the field and only forward Trevor Ariza cracked double figures with 19 points in a loss that dropped the Wizards' record to 0-6. As a team, the Wizards shot an eye-opening 29.8 percent for the game. Wittman pointed to selfish play as the main reason for the latest Wizards' loss.

"When you struggle offensively like that there are reasons for it," Wittman said. "That display offensively in terms of trying to do everything on your own, we don't have a player on our team we can do that with."

The Wizards' starting back court of Bradley Beal and A.J. Price combined for 14 points on 3-23 shooting, and the team hit only 5 of 31 three-point shots attempted.

"We played with no concept of rhyme or reason. We don't play the game well at times well as a unit," Wittman added.

Amazingly, from 11:07 until 1:47 left in the fourth quarter, the Wizards failed to score a field goal as Charlotte pulled and put the game away.

"We've had lapses like this every game and until they quit holding the ball and dribbling the ball we're going to have lulls like that and that's something that's got to change," Wittman said.

Earlier this season after an 0-2 start, Wittman said he might change the starting lineup but he has stuck with A.J. Price, Bradley Beal, Trevor Booker, Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor since, but it might change for the game tonight at Dallas.

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