Washington’s three game road trip which included games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs is finally over. Unfortunately, the Wizards botched the game in Oklahoma City and will return to the nation’s capital win-less. Here are some Wizardly Links following last night’s game:
Washington started out slow, and quite frankly, never really picked it up. Tonight’s game was pretty reminiscent of the Wizards-Heat game in Miami where the Wizards chipped away, but just couldn’t get over the hurdle.
The problem is simpler: this team has very little bench talent. And it’s really hard for any amount of Wittman tinkering to cover that up.
Randy Wittman has mostly stuck with a nine man rotation to start the season. After the starting unit, Wittman has gone with Harrington, Maynor, Webster, and Kevin Seraphin for all the reserve minutes. Of those four bench players Seraphin is the only one posting a positive +/-. But don’t get too excited over that last sentence.
On the plus side, Martell Webster had his best game of the season. With Trevor Ariza out in the second half with a hamstring injury, Webster took advantage of more time and finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
A bunch of people … who have chosen to watch the Washington Wizards … saw basketball lives unfold on screen, or in person … and possessed the gall to tweet about it.
That’s it for the links. Washington will be back at it this Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thankfully this road trip is over…