Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Each night the Wizards have a great outing from their starting 5, problem is, starters don’t always in games especially when one of them is ejected from the game.
Wall had 21 points and eight assists when he drew his second technical foul with 33.3 seconds left and Houston up 111-106. He entered the game three assists shy of Hall of Fame center Wes Unseld’s club mark of 3,822 assists and tied it in the first quarter.
The problem for the Wizards they have yet to find a combination of starters and bench play that works towards winning games. They could have very well been 0-6 if it wasn’t poor shooting by the Hawks that helped them to their first victory Friday night.
Another problem for the Wizards was their inability to control James Harden in the fourth quarter.
This was his fourth consecutive game with at least 30 points and 10 assists for Harden, who entered the day leading the NBA in assists at 12.3 per game and fourth in scoring average at 31.5 points.
“We have to do a better job late in games and make sure the guys remain focused. It is early, so we can make some changes, said Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks. But when is it too late for this team. With teams like Boston, Cleveland and Chicago all on the schedule this week, things could get ugly real fast for this team.