It’s hard to find anything positive to say about the Wizards’ 38-point beatdown at the hands of the New York Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Coach Randy Wittman could only think of one.
“We play again tonight,” Wittman said before the game against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers.
Were the Wizards intimidated by their surroundings? Wittman thinks so.
“We went against ourselves last night,” Wittman said. We have a lot of young kids. It was their first time in Madison Square Garden. You know, you always want to respect your opponent, but I think maybe we respected them too much. The Knicks were a desperate team.
“They hit us, and we never responded.”
The Wizards play their second game in two nights, and for once, Wittman is glad that the team doesn’t have a lot of time to dwell on Friday night’s debacle. In fact, he has no plans to watch or show the game tape.
“I’m not showing it. I’m not even watching it,” Wittman said. “I threw that thing out at LaGuardia.”