Not surprisingly, the Wizards lost their second game against the Miami Heat last night at the Verizon Center, ending with a score of 94-87.
Sloppy play, a high turnover rate, and low three-point shot averages sealed the Wizards' fate—pretty much the usual things that have held the team back this season.
As I watched the game last night, it was amazing to me how terrible almost all of the Wizards players are at three-point shooting. One of the main reasons the Heat were able to get over on the Wiz was the ability to shoot three-pointers from almost all of their major players. Three-point shooting should definitely be at the top of the Wizards' "to do" list during practice.
Caron Butler and Antwan Jamison led the team with a combined 46 points, and it's becoming more and more apparent that the two of them cannot carry the team by themselves.
Last night was not a good night for Nick Young, who scored only 12 points and disappointed with several turnovers. JaVale McGee saw increased playing time, but neither his efforts, nor Andray Blatche's, really helped the team.
Coach Eddie Jordan was quoted as saying, "This team is built for Gilbert Arenas to lead us. This team is built for our All-Star forwards to do certain offensive things for us, and for Brendan Haywood to have a career year manning the middle for us. We don't have those things. You're asking people to do things that they are not capable of doing. They are not capable of carrying the load for us like a Dwayne Wade, like a Gilbert Arenas."
Sounds like coach Jordan has given up on the young guys really filling in the gap for the injured veterans.
I also have to question the rotations that Jordan is putting these players in. For the life of me I cannot figure out why you would put Blatche and McGee in the game in the fourth quarter when it's down to the wire.
Something has to give for the Wizards—and something has to give soon.