Originally written on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 11/19/14
"They carved us up pretty good tonight"                                                                                               -- Randy Wittman If you didn’t get a chance to watch last night’s contest between the Washington Wizards and the San Antonio Spurs, let me set it up for you. A 0-11 Washington Wizards without John Wall, Nene, Trevor Booker and Shaun Livingston took on the 11-3 San Antonio Spurs with a fully healthy team. Honestly, you don’t need a recap of this game. Just imagine what that matchup looked like in your head and you have a general idea of how the game went. The Spurs had seven players in double figures last night, four players who finished +20 or higher, and Tiago Splitter almost messed around and got a triple-double (15 pts, 12 rebs, 7 ast). Then, just to make matters worse, Popovich threw Matt Bonner in during garbage time, and he went lights out grabbing 11 points and going three-of-four from deep. As for the Wizards side of things, it was nearly the complete opposite. Martell Webster was the only shining light in this game for the Wizards as he went for 16 points on five-for-seven shooting. Four other players for the Wizards (Price, Beal, Crawford, Seraphin) managed to get in double figures in scoring but they did it in a very ugly fashion. Seraphin went 9-19. Beal went 4-13. Crawford and Price managed to look decent on the court going 9-16 and 4-8 respectively, but showed the same signs of frustration and defeat that every other player on that court did, as well. It was obvious from the get-go that the Wizards were not going to be competitive in this game (although they did go on a nice run to begin the first quarter). What was really left to be determined was who was going to be the reason for the loss. The loss, in my opinion, sits on three players from the Wizards squad: Cartier Martin, Chris Singleton and Jan Vesely. I have been a big advocate for using Cartier Martin more in the game, but over the past couple of games, he has done everything possible to prove me wrong. Last night was no difference as he went 1-8 in 18 minutes of play. Chris Singleton looked completely dejected the entire game going 1-6 for two points as well as picking up five fouls in the same amount of time. Jan Vesely, however, proved to every single person in the Phone Booth last night why he doesn’t deserve one more second on the court. In eight minutes of play, Vesely racked up zero points, one rebound, zero assists and four fouls. Two of his fouls came within 24 seconds of each other. For those keeping count at home, he now has 34 fouls and 29 points on the season. I don’t want to spend a lot of time on Vesely as last night pretty much speaks for his value on this team. The night was shameful for the Washington Wizards organization, and the players weren’t afraid to say it. Martell Webster used the word “embarrassing” more than three times after the game to describe the effort. But if there’s one thing to take away from this loss, it’s that it was against the Spurs. Not the Magic (yet), not the Pistons (yet) and not the Raptors (yet). This was a loss to the team with the best record and quite possibly the team with the best coach in the league. In his post game press conference, Wittman commended the Spurs on their organization and said that the Wizards need to use them as examples on how to play basketball. He then summed up the entire game in what was the best description of a loss this season. “They carved us up pretty good tonight.” After getting carved up for the twelfth time in as many games this season, the time is coming where the only thing that can save the Wizards franchise is to make some drastic changes and carve themselves up.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Pettine: Manziel isn't favorite for Browns' starting QB job

Randy Gregory denies 'weed problem,' says he's immature

Jameis Winston wants Bucs to sign LSU OT La'El Collins

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Bulls management anxious to fire Tom Thibodeau

Teammate: Zach Mettenberger sees himself as Titans starter

Maybe Austin Rivers is good at basketball

Mayweather reportedly willing to give rematch to Pacquiao

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

Jon Jones’ manager: Former champ may never fight again

Projecting the 2015 MLB All-Star Game rosters after April

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

David Blatt: ‘No excuses’ for Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to Bulls

The 2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

What’s next for the San Antonio Spurs?

Five players on the block after the NFL Draft

Five overhyped NFL Draft storylines that didn't play out

WATCH: Chris Johnson wants to play for the Cowboys

WATCH: Chewbacca throws out 1st pitch at Red Sox game

WATCH: Kyrie Irving carves up Bulls' defense for layup

WATCH: Metallica goes Jimi Hendrix for national anthem

Brandon McCarthy shares disturbing info about himself

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Projecting the All-Star Game rosters

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

What’s next for the Spurs?

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL has Los Angeles Rams webpage

10 undrafted free agents to watch

Report: Winston snubbed ESPN

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.