That type of effort was't really what we expected to see in the team's first big test of the season. They got blown out. OK, it can happen. Still, their effort was lacking and they jettisoned routine play-calling for one-on-one battles instead. Not OK.
The Wizards aren't shooting well. pic.twitter.com/mFIeLLAiAB— Eye on Basketball (@CBSSportsNBA) November 8, 2014
Raptors can't miss tonight. Routing Wizards in second quarter w/o much from DeRozan and Lowry.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) November 8, 2014
wizards are shooting 11-for-41 and 0-for-8 from three. cripes.— Holly MacKenzie (@stackmack) November 8, 2014
2. Randy Wittman gets angry with reporters afterwards
Wittman wasn't happy with some of the questions being asked following his team's ugly performance and expressed his displeasure by abruptly walking away from his postgame media session. It's hard to blame him.
3. Paul Pierce wants to end up back in Boston
No, he hasn't decided that he's better off with the Celtics after last night's beating from the Raptors. The team that drafted him back in 1998 will always have a place in his heart and he wants to eventually, in some capacity, represent the Celtics organization again.
"Definitely. Maybe as a player, maybe as a coach, maybe upstairs [in the front office]. I follow what they are doing. I went back to Boston twice this summer, went to their practice facility. I keep up with them," Pierce said.
4. Wizards want a new D.C.-based practice facility
Like many NBA teams have done already, the Wizards want to move their practice facility to a brand new location, preferably in D.C., for the team to train at. They're looking at a $30-40 million price tag and currently trying to work out the kinks to get the process started as soon as possible. They think it could also help attract star players, ahem Kevin Durant, to sign with the team and live in D.C.
5. Wizards play in Indiana tonight
The Wizards (4-2) wrap up four games in five nights when they visit the Indiana Pacers (1-5) tonight. The Wizards had trouble with the undermanned Pacers squad earlier in the week, so tonight certainly won't be a cakewalk. Hopefully Washington comes out with a lot of energy, though, to help ease the pain from last night's debacle. Tip off is at 7 p.m. CSN will air the game live or you can listen on 99.1 WNEW.