Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Wizards without wins
Two weeks into the season and nearly 10 games in, the Washington Wizards are still without a win. The Wizards had a two-point lead at the half against the Jazz.
That is when Al Jefferson began to take over and turn the tide of the game. Jefferson scored 17 of his 21 points in the third quarter. The Jazz held off the Wizards 83-76 to send the Wizards to 0-8.
The Wizards played good defense holding the Jazz to 37.8 percent shooting. But the difference was Utah getting to the line for 27 free throw attempts, making 19 of them. Washington hit on only 36.5 percent of its shots.
The Wizards are averaging fewer than 90 points per game at 86.6 points per game and a 94.1 offensive rating, last in the league. Washington is also shooting a league-worst 40.1 percent from the floor. The Wizards have been able to keep scores low but have not been able to do much with t...