You never want to overreact to one game, especially since there are 65 more to go, but the Wizards couldn’t have had a more discouraging start to the season. They blew a 21-point lead at home to the equally lousy New Jersey Nets and several problems prematurely bubbled to the surface.
Andray Blatche played poorly but blamed the play-calling for his performance. John Wall was scorched by one of the few all-star point guards that he won a head-to-head matchup against last season. Nick Young’s left foot was so sore after Blatche fell on his ankle in the third quarter that he walked out of the locker room in a nice suit and one shoe, unable to slide on his slick, black loafers. And JaVale McGee was benched for the final 4½ minutes and left the locker room without speaking to reporters.
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