Kevin Seraphin has no fear of going up against Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. In fact, Seraphin has said repeatedly he likes the challenge. But with Howard out of the lineup due to back spasms, Seraphin really didn't mind the much easier assignment of guarding Ryan Anderson and Glen Davis.
An Orlando Magic team plagued with distractions stemming from tension between star center Dwight Howard and coach Stan Van Gundy visits Verizon Center on Tuesday, providing an opportunity for the Wizards to steal a victory.
Early in the third quarter, Chris Singleton got a steal and raced up the court for what should have been an easy dunk. Singleton went up, but the shot didn't fall. Singleton grimaced with an annoyed look on his face.
Jordan Crawford made it clear after Monday's loss to Milwaukee that there is still plenty for the Wizards to play for — and that's pride. He still believes the team has a shot to win 20 games.
For nine consecutive games, the Washington Wizards managed to hold their opponents under 100 points. On Monday night at Verizon Center, the streak came to and end, as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated them 112-98 in a game that was over by halftime.
It was not a pleasant sight Sunday in Toronto, seeing Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker and center Nene sitting on the bench wearing walking boots. Booker and Nene have the same injury, a pulled ligament in the left foot, technically known as plantar fasciitis.
Mired in a five-game losing streak and having lost by double-digits to the Philadelphia 76ers three times this season, the Wizards finally ended up in the win column, prevailing 97-76 on Friday night at Verizon Center.
Hours before making his debut with the Washington Wizards, Nene was watching on NBA TV a presentation of "The Association: Denver Nuggets." It was hard for him to watch, at least in the beginning. It got easier.
Joe Johnson says his left knee "feels 15 times better."