So, the Washington Wizards are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference now after losing to the Charlotte Bobcats last Wednesday. And then Amin had a great piece earlier today on the locker room being very disappointed and frustrated from that game, which could have been the playoff game for the sixth seed.
Well, if finger pointing and frustration can be cured, there are still four games left to play, three of them against teams that are not in the playoff picture, the first of which is against the Orlando Magic.
So let's get to it.
Where and when? Game is at 7 p.m. in the Amway Center.
Who's out? Glen Rice will sit for the Wizards. Nikola Vucevic is out for the Magic.
Are they good and what are they good at? The Magic is not a good team by virtue of the regular season record. However, Orlando has won four of its last seven games, which include wins over the Trail Blazers, Bobcats, Timberwolves, and Nets. All of those games were at home. So this team has been good at defending its home court as of late. Aaron Afflalo has had a great season so far, at least given the circumstances, and Nikola Vucevic has been a double double machine when healthy. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo are two more young players who have shown some good moments throughout the year as well.
What are they bad at? The Magic's offensive rating of 101.8 is second worst in the league so this team struggles to score the ball efficiently.
Who wins? Washington had better find a way to win this game, but it won't be easy considering how Orlando has played at home as of late.