Washington Wizards guard John Wall had his best game of the season — 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting and perhaps best of all: eight assists to one turnover. Wall's progress is a good sign, but the end result for the Wizards was the same as the first three, as they lost 94-86 to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night at Verizon Center.
No rest for the weary is a phrase that could easily apply to Wizards point guard John Wall.
There was a moment in the first quarter Friday night when the Washington Wizards actually looked like they might make a game of it on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks, until the bizarre and unexplainable happened.
Containing Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings will be the biggest test facing Washington as the Wizards seek their first win Friday night.
The mandate for rebuilding the Wizards, as outlined by owner Ted Leonsis and president Ernie Grunfeld, is to play the young players and let them develop.
At the start of the game between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks, the home team opened up a 15-0 lead before John Wall put the Wizards on the scoreboard. Wall went on to score 10 of the team's first 12 points.
It took only one game for the new-look Washington Wizards to resemble their same old dysfunctional selves.
Here's a prospective peek at the fun and games of 2012, with the promise that it will be a better year for somebody, somewhere.
For one half of basketball, the Washington Wizards teased a nearly sellout Verizon Center crowd by playing team basketball, shooting almost 55 percent from the floor, and playing solid defense, as they opened a 21-point lead over the New Jersey Nets in the NBA season opener for both teams.