It’s sort of important to make shots to win or at least be competitive in the game of  basketball. The Wizards shot just 31 percent in the 78-64 loss at Chicago Wednesday night. It was the lowest point total in Wizards/Bullets history.

Wiz point guard John Wall was 4-13 from the field and his back court mate Nick Young was 2-11.  Backup Jordan Crawford was 4-14, center JaVale McGee was 5-13 and Rashard Lewis was 3-10 from the field.

You get the gist, the Wizards can’t shoot.

“We have really struggled shooting the basketball,” Wizards coach Flip Saunders said, stating the obvious.

The only solution  — like everything else in life– is practice, practice, practice and hopefully the dismal 42 percent shooting as a team will get better. The Wizards have to work out the mechanical and mental kinks to get their shots falling.

If they don’t, this already long season will feel endless.

The Wizards have yet to score a 100 points in a game. They scored a season high 96 points in a loss to New York but followed it up with just 72 points against Minnesota which of course was another loss.

The 1-9 Wizards visit a very good defensive team in Philadelphia Friday night.