Washington Wizards point guard John Wall hardly took the high road when asked whether his slow start affected him the rest of the way in a seven-turnover, four-assist performance Wednesday night.
''I think it was great passes. I just think some of my teammates (didn't) catch them, and some of them got tipped away,'' Wall said, ''so just got to deal with it.''
His coach, Randy Wittman, delivered a more direct, stinging criticism of various players - without naming names - after the Wizards lost to the Detroit Pistons 96-95. Brandon Knight returned from a right knee injury to score a career-high 32 points, Greg Monroe added 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Jose Calderon finished with 18 assists, as Detroit beat Washington for the sixth consecutive time and 14th time in 16 meetings.
''We got what we deserved. We didn't deserve to win that game. ... We were more caught up in ourselves as individuals than the team tonight. That's the bottom line,'' Wittman said.
''We got guys that hadn...