After back-to-back heartbreaking losses against the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets, the Washington Wizards find themselves two games below .500 heading into the All-Star break.
Washington could’ve been well above the mark before the break, but they’ll have a chance to gain some momentum before closing out the season. The Wizards are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference and they could potentially string together a few wins later this month. Here’s a look at the games for the remainder of February:
- Feb. 18: vs Toronto Raptors
- Feb. 19: at Atlanta Hawks
- Feb. 22: vs New Orleans Pelicans
- Feb. 23: at Cleveland Cavaliers
- Feb. 25: vs Orlando Magic
- Feb. 27: at Toronto Raptors
After looking at the remaining games for this month, I think the Wizards could find themselves on the winning side of most of them. In fact, the Wizards have the easiest remaining schedule in the NBA by winning percentage. (H/T @NBilka)
Of course, Washington has been inconsistent this season, so it’s been virtually impossible to predict the outcome of the games. They’ve struggled against the Raptors this season, but they’ve already picked up wins against the Hawks, Pelicans, Cavaliers, and Magic.
If Washington wants to avoid the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers in the post-season, they’re going to have to beat the teams they’re supposed to beat. The Hawks are missing Al Horford, while the Pelicans, Cavaliers, and Magic all find themselves at the bottom of the standings.
The Wizards have to take advantage of their relatively easy schedule. The NBA trade deadline will inevitably shake some rosters up, so we could possibly see a shift in the playoff picture. The Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets, and even the Charlotte Bobcats are all fighting to make the playoffs and the Wizards have to get these much needed wins.