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Let's see if a change of scenery works this time.

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2014-15 NBA Regular Season
(17-23)
vs.
(27-13)
January 16, 2015
Verizon Center
8 p.m.
CSN Plus, WNEW 99.1 FM
Projected Starting Lineups
Jarrett Jack PG John Wall
Bojan Bogdanovic SG Bradley Beal
Joe Johnson SF Paul Pierce
Kevin Garnett PF Nene
Mason Plumlee C Marcin Gortat
2014-15 Advanced Stats
92.1 (25th)
Pace 93.3 (21st)
102.6 (24th)
ORtg 105.6 (16th)
104.8 (11th)
DRtg 103.9 (8th)
Also see: NetsDaily | Preview

More Numbers

OFFENSE FOUR FACTORS DEFENSE FOUR FACTORS
Team eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
Wizards 51.0% (9) 13.9% (21) 25.0% (16) 19.3% (25) 48.9% (9) 13.6% (14) 77.3% (4) 22.1% (23)
Nets 48.8% (21) 14.1% (23) 22.8% (25) 20.1% (21) 49.5% (14) 13.2% (17) 74.1% (20) 19.5% (8)

Notes

If you fail, then try, try again. That's the theme for Saturday's game against the Nets.

I could make a whole post out of this, but if you look at the Four Factors numbers of the Wizards' offense and defense, we're now starting to get a feel of just where their weaknesses are. On offense, the turnover percentage rate has slipped over the past several weeks and has negated their otherwise decent effective field goal percentage, which is a sign that Randy Wittman's offense isn't as bad as some make it out to be. The Wizards are making shots at a good clip which is nice to see.

The other concern is two-fold, which is on the FT/FGA factor. The Wizards are one of the worst teams at getting to the line, and this is exacerbated by the fact that they are below average in free throw shooting percentage at 21st. Meanwhile, Wizards' opponents are going to the free throw line at a much higher rate; in fact they're in the bottom 10. This needs to even out some, though this is the least influential of the aforementioned factors.

Anyways, here goes nothing!