For whatever reason, the Wizards, who became a good home team last season when they won just 29 games, are having problems at Verizon Center.
If Wednesday's game with the Dallas Mavericks comes down to the wire, John Wall, should stay clear of Shawn Marion, who just accomplished something unprecedented.
Desperation is abound in the East as there are just a few days left in 2013 and time running out to turn around the season.
Otto Porter still isn't playing as many minutes as some expect from a No. 3 overall draft pick, but at least he's in coach Randy Wittman's rotation.