Saturday night was a pick-your-poison game for the Washington Wizards, there was a myriad of reasons for their 92-76 loss against the Charlotte Bobcats. When people look back on this game, they’ll wonder how the Wizards managed to look so good in Friday night’s post-Thanksgiving win in Miami, but then came out at home the next night like a grandpa loopy on leftover tryptophan trying to dribble a basketball with gloves on. The Bobcats stuffed the Wizards like turkeys from the time the oven was turned on to when the dishes were being done and put away.
The problems: Some may cite continued offensive woes. One fan so eloquently exclaimed, “Hey Flip your offense [insert non-complimentary word]!,” as the masses exited the Phone Booth with four minutes left and the Wizards down more than twenty. Others (pretty much every player who talked in the locker room after the game), continuously regurgitated the theme of energy (or lack thereof). Energy seems to be the biggest obstacle facing the Wizards, especially since no one knows how to interject it upon this team of feigning hope.
But the Wizards’ issues can be broken down by quarter as well. Let’s take a look: