Found December 22, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The Washington Wizards (3-21) and Detroit Pistons (8-21) are two of the worst teams in the NBA, so fans could at least expect them to play a close game when they met on Friday. That didn’t even come close to happening as Detroit blasted Washington 100-68 at the Palace.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman was so embarrassed by his squad’s performance on Friday night, he literally apologized to just about everyone who watched the awful game.
“That was an embarrassment, and I apologize to our ownership and to our fans,” Wittman said after the game, per the AP. “I especially apologize to anyone who watched that entire game. I would have turned it off after the first five minutes.”
The Wizards did have a minor excuse. Nene was out with a foot injury, first-round pick Bradley Beal is out with a back injury, and Trevor Ariza has a calf injury. Essentially you had the B-team for a team full of B-players seeing most of the minutes during the game.
It’s not as if Detroit played particularly well, e...
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons got the most out of playing the Washington Wizards in a home-and-home series.
On Saturday night, they won their second in as many nights, both over the woeful Wizards.
Charlie Villanueva tied a season high with 19 points, Rodney Stuckey added 18 and the Pistons beat the Wizards, 96-87.
It was only the second time this season that Detroit...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- There's not a lot you can take out of the Detroit Pistons' blowout of the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
The Wizards came in 3-20 (1-11 on the road) and were playing without John Wall (stress injury left patella), Bradley Beal (sore back), Trevor Booker (strained right knee), Trevor Ariza (strained left calf) and A.J. Price (fractured right hand...
The Wizards have waived Shaun Livingston and Earl Barron.
A quarter of the way through the 2012-2013 NBA season, the 3-20 Washington Wizards have the worst record in the league. The team has struggled to find consistency and seems to have on suffered setbacks in every way imaginable. Notably, injuries have derailed the Wizards roster and projected lineups.
The fan base in Washington grows more [...]
The Wizards have tanked this season with their star player on the shelf with an injury to his patella in his left knee.
The injury was supposed to keep him out temporarily. It was supposed to be a month on the shelf. A set back to the season, but not a disaster.
Well, Wall is still not back. He is still not playing. And the Wizards are facing a disaster at 3-20 and the worst...
The Washington Wizards own the worst record in the NBA and the Detroit Pistons aren't too far behind.
That's not about to change any time soon, but a home-and-home set could provide some relief for one team.
The Wizards and Pistons begin that stretch looking to end their respective lengthy losing streaks Friday night in Detroit.
Washington (3-20) is last in the league...