The Washington Times - January 22, 2009, 08:59PM

The Wizards are just about set to take on the Lakers here at Staples Center, and hope to get a similar efficient offensive performance as they did last night, but a little better defensive showing. They also will need better production from their reserves, who struggled mightily last night.



Not a single backup player had a positive plus-minus night as this is out it looked: McGee -5, Young -7, Crittenton -9, Songaila -7. Ed Tapscott said the poor showing won’t cause him to be reluctant putting those players in the game tonight and that he doesn’t “just take one episode into account,” and that his message to those players — mainly the young guys — is “just contribute to something larger than yourself.”