Coach Randy Wittman had some interesting thoughts on the Wizards defense following the 125-118 double overtime loss.
"We took some shortcuts," Wittman said of the defense.
In a season of plenty of firsts for the Wizards, and they were on the verge of accomplishing another Wednesday night by getting their first win vs. the San Antonio Spurs in nine years.
Chemistry clearly has been a major issue for the Wizards, who haven't always been sync particularly on the defensive end as they've fallen far from their top 10 ranking after the 2012-13 season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder sent 2012 first-round picks Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones to their NBA Development League affiliate in Tulsa 10 times last season alone.
All season, the emphasis to Marcin Gortat has been to not drift on defense because of his lack of engagement on offense.