The irony here is that during the first full month of the NBA season, after the Wizards tore through the Cleveland Cavaliers at Verizon Center, smiles were galore.
The same late-game execution problems that haunted the Wizards in their loss earlier this month to the Oklahoma City Thunder returned as they blew a double-digit lead in the first half, a four-poi
The NBA trading deadline remains weeks away, but possible help is coming for LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony much, much sooner.
With Bradley Beal's return to the starting lineup, certainly the Wizards would play better and avoid their first losing streak of the season.
It wasn't until mid-January that the Wizards achieved what they considered their "statement" victory last season.