Even though it’s not Verizon Center, NBA away courts are still 94 feet and the rim is 10 feet high and you know the rest but for whatever reason the Wizards cannot get it right away from home losing yet again on the road, this time to the Miami Heat 105-94 on Monday night.
Wizards coach Flip Saunders has blamed youth for the inequities on the road but something has to give soon or this will get borderline ridiculous. The Wizards have a great shot at picking up a win Wednesday night at the woeful Toronto Raptors who actually have a better record than Washington. Toronto is 6-11 while the Wizards are 5-11 with 8 of those losses coming on the road.
But with several Wizards nursing injuries including guard John Wall with a sore knee and center JaVale McGee with a bad back, nothing is a given in this league. The Wizards may also be without backup center Hilton Armstrong who was tossed from the Heat game for a flagrant foul on Miami center Joel Anthony in the third quarter. Backup swing man Alonzo Gee also got ejected for a similar foul in the fourth quarter and his status is also up in the air but likely won’t be suspended due to the nature of the foul which wasn’t half as bad as Armstrong’s.
Good to see a little feistiness in the Wizards, now if they could just take out their frustrations with a win at Toronto.