ORLANDO -- This is where having Paul Pierce pays off.
Positionally speaking, players receive labels such as power forward, point guard and so on. The modern game includes specific identifiers such as stretch-4 or hybrids like combo guards.
MIAMI -- When the Wizards started 2-7 a season ago -- and were pounded in the paint by the bruising bigs of the Detroit Pistons in the opener -- the problem was defense.
MIAMI -- A lot went right for the Wizards in Wednesday's 107-95 regular-season opening loss to the Heat, but a lot also went wrong.