The Washington Times - January 28, 2012, 06:13PM

CHARLOTTE— It’s a battle to avoid the NBA basement, as the Wizards (3-16) and Bobcats (3-17) get ready to square off at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Owners of the two worst records in the league, it’s a “must win” game for both teams.

The Wizards players would also like a win in front of family members and friends. Wizards ticket requests were John Wall, 100; Andray Blatche, 10; Chris Singleton, 10; Trevor Booker, 50.


Wall’s mother and grandmother are expected to be in attendance, along with Blatche’s mother, Singleton’s mother, and Booker’s parent’s and brother.

After a disappointing 27-point loss in Houston, the Wizards are on the second night of a back-to-back, and have to face the league-leading Chicago Bulls (17-4) on Monday at Verizon Center.

The Wizards have a grueling schedule coming up, with either a back-to-back, or just one day off between games until February 17, when they have a full weekend off, a Saturday and Sunday, at the back end of a five-game west coast swing.