Thursday's Practice ReportPosted on January 14, 2013 by FantasticWiz
Jeremy Hyman - WashingtonWizards.com After Wednesday night's overtime loss in Boston, the Wizards were back at Verizon Center for an afternoon practice to prepare for their first back-to-back stretch of the season. The Wiz will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night and then fly to Indiana to take on the Pacers on Saturday night. While nobody is happy to start 0-3, the team won't let that get their spirits down because they all can see how close this team is to pulling out wins. They have had leads in the fourth quarter in all three games and both losses against Boston came down to the final possession. Though it has only been two games, Kevin Seraphin is really starting to make a name for himself in this league as a legit low post player. He had 16 points again last night and if you go back to last season, that is now 18 consecutive games he has been in double figures. That is quite an impressive feat for a guy that was not getting much playing time in the first half of last year. But, now the word is out and teams will start preparing for Seraphin on the low block which we saw Boston do last night. He will have to work on passing out of double teams, which he is well aware of: Head Coach Randy Wittman also addressed the issue after practice and said that the next step for Seraphin is learning how to handle pressure and double teams from opposing defenders. He also gave an update on John Wall's health and said that there was improvement in the latest MRI: Bradley Beal had his best game of the season on Wednesday night, scoring 16 points to tie for the team lead. His confidence seemed to be more in tuned on Wednesday and that is something we expect to see grow as the season moves along. He did address how the team needs to do a better job closing out games down the stretch: Another bright spot from Wednesday night's game was Chris Singleton, who came off the bench and gave the team a spark they needed and provided some big hoops down the stretch. Hear what Singleton had to say about his effort and the play of the second unit: The Wizards will be back in action on Friday night to host the Bucks. Be sure to join in the Live Chat on WashingtonWizards.com and use #WizBucks when tweeting!
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