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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their reserves as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats 113-85 Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's two worst teams.
James Singleton had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Cartier Martin chipped in with 19 points as the Wizards (13-44) swept the three-game season series from the Bobcats. John Wall scored just two points but had 12 assists.
Corey Maggette scored 23 points for the Bobcats (7-48), who lost their 12th straight.
It may have been a new low in Bobcats history losing by 28 points at home to the second-worst team in the league.
On the positive side, the Bobcats took a step closer to securing the worst record in the league and the best chance at the No. 1 pick in NBA draft lottery on May 30. Any combination of six Washington wins or Bobcats losses would assure Charlotte the best shot at the top pick.
However, having the worst record doesn't guarantee the Bobcats will get the No. 1 selection. In eight of the last 10 years the team with the worst record has failed to secure the top pick despite having the best odds.
This one was over almost as soon as it began as the Wizards jumping out to an 8-0 lead, hitting their first four shots from the field and prompting Charlotte's Stephen Silas -- substituting again for his father Paul as head coach -- to call an early timeout to regroup.
However, it did little to stop the momentum as the Wizards extended the lead to 23 points in the second quarter after two 3-pointers from Martin, a former Bobcat.
Washington led 60-40 at halftime behind 52 percent shooting from the field. Singleton and Martin combined for 27 of those points off the bench on 10-of-14 shooting.
The Wizards pushed the lead to 32 in the fourth quarter, scoring frequently on fast-break layups.
Washington shot 48 percent from the field and outrebounded the lifeless Bobcats 48-39.
NOTES: Together the two teams had seven players out due to injuries. The Wizards were without Nene, Andray Blatche, Trevor Booker and Rashard Lewis, while the Bobcats were without D.J. Augustin, Eduardo Najera and Reggie Williams. ... If you combine the teams' 20 wins this season they're still fewer than 24 NBA teams.
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Oh brother, didn’t we just play these two teams? Cheering for the Bobcats is starting to feel like cheering for Law & Order reruns. The Bobcats played the Bucks and the Hawks each for the second time in about 5 minutes, and the outcome on both occasions was the same as always: miserable, humiliating failure. [...]
Trevor Booker first fell victim to plantar fasciitis and put pressure on the rest of the team to pick up the slack. Almost like a virus, Nene dropped to the same injury just days later. With Andray Blatche sidelined to improve his conditioning, the Wizards were left without a starting center.
This provided Kevin Seraphin with his spotlight sooner than most had expected.
Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their reserves as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats 113-85 Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's two worst teams.
James Singleton had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Cartier Martin chipped in with 19 points as the Wizards (13-44) swept the three-game season series from the Bobcats. John Wall scored just...
Through the transition from March to April, John Wall’s production had dropped off. It was not terrible, but the usual 15-20 points per game was disappearing. A 14-point ceiling seemed to emerge.
Randy Wittman was quick to point things out.
“He needs to take a step back and simplify things. He’s trying to do too much too fast right now. Sometimes it’s easier to take a step...
Back in January, BJ Mullens seemed to be showing a lot of promise. He was coming off the bench stroking the jump shot, providing a nice offensive boost for a Bobcat team that has always struggled to put points on the board. Things didn’t go so smoothly after he was inserted into the starting lineup, though. His jumper stopped falling like it had been, and other problems included...
The Washington Wizards swingman, James Singleton cleans up a missed shot with a thunderous put-pack slam during the 2nd quarter of Monday night’s matchup between the Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Bobcats
The game may not have playoff implications, but my oh my can this young man throw it down with some power!
This slick connection from second-year point-guard, John Wall, to first-year power-forward, Jan Vesely, came with just about four minutes to go in the first quarter.
John Wall sure makes the art of passing look easy.
Kevin Seraphin had a career night for Washington while taking advantage of Dwight Howard's absence from Orlando's lineup.
Seraphin had career-bests with 24 points and 13 rebounds and tied his high with four blocks to lead the Wizards to a 93-85 victory over the Magic on Tuesday night.
"So you've got a night where you don't have to play against the best center...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kevin Seraphin took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence from Orlando's lineup, getting career highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 93-85 victory over the Magic on Tuesday night.
Jordan Crawford scored 21 points, John Wall had 15 and Cartier Martin and James Singleton -- both on 10-day contracts with the Wizards -- added...
Journeyman forward James Singleton has been a Clipper and a Wizard. In other words, he knows what it’s like to lose basketball games. When made aware of Charlotte’s abysmal record, even he was taken aback.
“I looked at the board and saw 7-47 and I was like, ‘Errrr,’” said Singleton, via The Washington Post.
Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale...
For those wondering whether or not the Wizards will try to tank the rest of the season for a higher draft pick, wonder no more.
The Wizards pretty much summed up how they felt about that idea last night after they manhandled the Charlotte Bobcats by nearly 30 points and improved to 3-0 in their season series against the NBA’s worst team.
In a not-so-marquee game featuring the...
Kevin Seraphin took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence from Orlando's lineup, getting career highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 93-85 victory over the Magic on Tuesday night.
Jordan Crawford scored 21 points, John Wall had 15 and Cartier Martin and James Singleton - both on 10-day contracts with the Wizards - added 12 points apiece....
The Wizards played the Orlando Magic tonight and they finally did what they have wanted to do all season, the beat Orlando. The Wizrds have had a tough time facing the Magic this season. Losing all three of their first three meetings with the Magic, the Wizards knew it was going to have to happen tonight or wait until next season to get a win over the Magic. The Magic came out and...