Back on November 24 of last year, my Truth About It colleague Kyle Weidie posed a question to site readers: “Who Will Give The Washington Wizards Their First Road Win?” At the time, the Wizards were 0-6 away from home, but their slow start could easily be attributed to youth, a tough road schedule and the fact that Gilbert Arenas still wasn’t traded.
Two months and an Arenas trade later, the road loss count has ballooned from six to 20, and the cause cannot be easily explained away. Depending on who you ask and when, blame can be placed on anyone from Ernie Grunfeld to Josh Howard’s knee. Still, the fact remains that last night’s second half collapse in Milwaukee left the Wizards with an 0-20 road record to start the season — just nine away from the record held by the 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks of 29 consecutive away-from-home losses to start a season.
The Wizards’ next 10 road games look like this: Read more »