I can't really fault the effort, though I think the Hawks kind of sleepwalked through this game. The Wizards played hard and played well for the most part. They just didn't quite get there. Andray Blatche didn't get enough touches down the stretch because Randy Foye and Mike Miller were incapable of making the right plays. Unfortunate, and annoying, but it happens.
At the end of the day, Blatche, JaVale McGee and Nick Young combined for 67 of the Wizards' 99 points. You have to like that if you're looking forward to the future.