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.
The foul line is where the Wizards lost their chance at a winning record Wednesday, and area where they've been weak all season. The Dallas Mavericks were 21 of 23.
For the second time this season, the Wizards had a chance to get past .500 for the first time in John Wall's career. For the second time, they failed. At home.
This is one of the most unattractive games of the entire NBA season, not coincidentally coming off of New Year's Eve, the Wizards gave it way in front of 15,713 at Verizon Center on Wednesday.