The locker room has never cleared out so quickly on the road as it did tonight. By the time Ed Tapscott was done with his brief post-game press conference, Wizards players were streaming out of the locker room, wishing each other well on their travels as they went their different ways for a four-day All-Star break.
The Wizards played fairly well tonight, but just not quite good enough. The difference between their performance and Charlotte’s was basically six more free throws and two more 3-pointers. And the Bobcats actually helped the Wizards by turning the ball over 17 times. Washington scored 28 points off of those turnovers, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.
Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler both said the All-Star break is much needed, Ed Tapscott, meanwhile, said he wishes the team had practice tomorrow so they could get back to correcting the costly problems that continue to plague them. But he admitted that his players do need the rest, and said he could “wait the 120 hours” before the team resumes practice at 5 p.m. Monday.