Although several players have had their issues on the offensive end -- John Wall's turnovers, Bradley Beal's mid-range shot, Trevor Ariza's three-point shot -- the problem is simply defense.
While the Wizards are jostling for playoff position in the East, the Phoenix Suns are fighting for their playoff lives.
Eric Bledsoe is back in the starting lineup, and the Phoenix Suns are 6-2 with him since he returned to the lineup from a right knee surgery two weeks ago.
Out since Feb. 23 because of a left knee ligament strain, Nene is on pace to come back on time for the final week of the regular season.
Even in their only road victory in the past week, the Wizards didn't do much to impress coach Randy Wittman.