A game that was supposed to be about the Wizards welcoming back the team they swept out of last year's playoffs is now just a game about trying to see if the Wizards still have any signs of life after three losses which have gotten progressively worse.
When: November 28 @ 7:30 PM EST.
Where: Verizon Center
TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic
Radio: 99.1 WNEW in the Washington area.
Alan Anderson and Martell Webster are out for the Wizards. Jonas Valanciunas is out for the Raptors.
Key to success
This is both easier and harder than it sounds. The Wizards' performance has been incredibly uninspiring over the past few games. But at the same time, tonight will be the Wizards will be playing their fourth game in five nights. So even though you want to see Washington give a full 48 minutes, it may not be that easy.
It may not be easy for the Wizards to finish well tonight given the team's schedule, but there's no reason why they can't come out of the gates hot, or at least better than they did to open Friday's game in Boston.
That's really all that matters tonight. If the Wizards can't at least look competitive to start tonight's game, there's going to be plenty of reason to question what on earth is going on with the Washington Wizards.