Desperate might be too strong of a word for the Wizards, especially when tasked with having to break this habit of losing vs.
The Wizards have been through lows before, but in the last two seasons it hasn't been this much of a lull -- at least not so obvious to the naked eye.
Three losses in a row isn't as big of a deal for the Wizards as is losing for the eight time in 10 games after Sunday's 106-89 letdown to the Detroit Pistons.
Playing well for two quarters -- two more than they played in a 38-point loss in the Wizards' previous game -- can be seen as something to build on but it's hardly enough even to beat the Detroit
We're still deciding which part of this play was more impressive -- the John Wall no-look pass or the Rasual Butler posterization. You decide.