Defense Is The Key To The Wizards Wins and Losses

November 28th, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards were poised to mount their first three-game win streak since April of 2008. Instead, they were treated to a 12-point loss at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, where they scored more than 20 points in only one quarter of play.

The 92-78 loss doesn't just drop the Wizards to 5-10 on the season, but highlights the broad scope of problems facing the team.

On a team that has always had defensive deficiencies, the offense isn't good enough to consistently keep the Wizards in games.

Through 15 games, the Wizards have given up 100 points or more in nine different games. They only won two of those games. The Wizards have been held under 100 points in nine different games, winning just one of those games.

To make matters worse, the Wizards have been held to 90 points or less in eight different games, all losses.

The Wizards were supposed to be the surprise team in the Eastern Conference this season, but have shown little in terms of living up to that billing.

The statistics jump out as being surprisingly bad by Wizards standards. Washington's defense in the bottom eight in the league in total reb ...

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