More of a concern than losing for the ninth time in 11 games for the Wizards is Paul Pierce as he had to be helped off the floor at the end of Tuesday's game.
If the Wizards had been able to put forth this kind of effort in their previous 10 games, they'd have won more than two of them.
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.
For the third game in a row, the Wizards are facing a team that's riding a second-half-of-the-season hot streak in the Detroit Pistons.