J.J. Redick


In losing in their seventh attempt to get over the .500 hump, this is probably one the Wizards can live with considering Wednesday's opponent and how well they performed on both ends.


The Wizards were intent on taking away the energy plays from Lob City, which methodically picked them apart instead.


Christmas has always been a showcase for the NBA, which began its season almost two months ago, but Wednesday's games ultimately may prove what we already can see on paper: The Western Conference


The Wizards certainly hope they have their long term answer at small forward in Otto Porter and perhaps boosted their bench scoring with Glen Rice Jr.