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The player whose return had been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal Wizards season has hit a skid. In the five games since the All-Star break, Wall is shooting 29.6 percent from the field and has had three games with six or more turnovers.
With an 89-74 win over the Brooklyn Nets, the Wizards reeled off their third straight triumph over a postseason contender following victories against the division-leading Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks.
It's no secret that Wizards coach Randy Wittman likes a short rotation, no more than eight or nine players. It's his belief that playing everyone on his bench is not a long-term recipe for success.
Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman must have felt like it was time to pull a rabbit out of his hat when his team faced the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at the Amway Center.
In the midst of a dismal season, there aren't too many things the Washington Wizards can hang their hats on. But one of them was that they'd beaten the Miami Heat three straight times. That streak came to an end on Saturday night at American Airlines Arena.
Chris Singleton walked slowly to the middle of the Washington Wizards' locker room. The team had just dropped its 15th game of the season and lost yet another player to injury. As he looked at the horde of media standing around him, he shook his head and shrugged his shoulders.
Riding a two-game home winning streak, the Washington Wizards hosted the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at Verizon Center, hoping to extend the streak to three. Their luck didn't extend that far. The Warriors defeated the Wizards 101-97, improving their record to 13-7, while the Wizards fell to 2-15.
His nightly walk toward the tunnel is slow. His head is down, his body language unmistakable. This was supposed to be his year to break through, to lead his team out of mediocrity and into the playoffs. His chance to have his name spoken alongside the Celtics' Rajon Rondo, the Thunder's Russell Westbrook, the Clippers' Chris Paul.
Despite double overtime, a dramatic turn at the free throw line, and a heroic effort by Nene, the Wizards still couldn't get into the win column, losing 108-106 to the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Two games into the 2012-13 season, Chris Singleton wasn't sure what to think. In the Washington Wizards' opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Singleton played 17 minutes and had a pedestrian outing — four points, four rebounds and two assists.
For three and half quarters, it looked as though the Boston Celtics were just toying with the Washington Wizards — keeping the score close before shifting into another gear and blowing the visitors out of the gym. The Wizards had other ideas.
Breaking down the Wizards for the 2012-13 season.
Martell Webster scored 23 points, Chris Singleton added 17 and the Washington Wizards used a huge second half to beat the Miami Heat 101-94 on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
Randy Wittman paused, shifted his weight and opened his mouth to speak, but stumbled over his words. It was hard to tell if the Washington Wizards coach was thinking or stalling for time. He was asked a simple question, "Who's out tonight?"
With 32 seconds left to play, and the Brooklyn Nets leading the Washington Wizards by 10 points, the announced crowd of 14,219 came to their feet and gave the players a standing ovation. It continued through the final buzzer, a 98-88 win for the Nets.
"It would have been a sight to see," forward Chris Singleton said, "if we were all healthy."
"He's just in a funk right now," teammate Chris Singleton said Thursday.