Maybe the Wizards, particularly Nene, were too keyed up for the Chicago Bulls.
The last time the Wizards won a road game, it was Jan. 27 when they had to come back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers.
The most amazing part of the Eastern Conference starts at the top. It's not that the Atlanta Hawks (47-12) are in first place. It's that they lead all others by at least 10 games.
The rivalry between the Wizards and the Chicago Bulls is a spirited one that has produced multiple fines, suspensions and an ejection since last season's playoffs.