Wizards Report November 14Posted on January 14, 2013 by DJ-WizardsRadio
The Wizards are still searching for their first win after a night in Charlotte where the Wizards could not find their offense in 92-76 loss to the Bobcats. Here is today’s report: LISTEN: WIZARDS_REPORT_NOV14-1 The Wizards attempt to change their course on what so far has resulted in a 0-6 season continues tonight in Dallas. The Mavericks are trying to deal with life without Dirk Nowitzki who is recovering from knee surgery. After a surprising 4-1 start to the season, the Mavericks have lost three straight games. Last night against the Bobcats the first quarter proved to be a false dawn for the Wizards. On the strength of 4 of 10 shooting from three-point distance the Wizards led 27-23 at the end of one. Trevor Ariza had 12 of his team-high 17 points in the first quarter. On Ariza Randy Wittman said: “He was our one bright spot. He did everything he was supposed to do. I just have to get everybody to do the same things that he did tonight.” It started to unravel in the second quarter when the Wizards were seduced into too many three-point attempts and were outscored 29-12. In the second quarter the Wizards were 0 for 7 beyond the arc. For the game the Wizards shot 29 percent from the field and 5 of 31 in three-point shooting. On offense Randy Wittman said: “Our display offensively in terms of trying to do everything on your own - we don’t have a player who can do that. Until we realize that and play with a little more urgency and draw and kick and help each other get a good shot, we are going to continue to have lapses like this.” Bradley Beal added: “There were other things we could have done to win the game — we could have gotten stops, we could have rebounded the ball, took care of the ball, limited our turnovers, things like that. It’s frustrating, but we can’t lose focus. Today we came in lackadaisical like we were 5-0 instead of 0-5. We didn’t come out with that edge like we usually do. We started off pretty good but then we let them back in the game too easily.” The Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion are sidelined by knee injuries. Nowitzki had surgery on October 19 and was expected to miss six weeks. During the Mavs' television broadcast Monday night Nowitzki cautioned that he still isn't certain when he'll be ready to resume basketball activities. Offensive woes: After a 4-1 start to the season, the Mavericks have now lost three in a row. In Monday’s loss to Minnesota, the Mavericks only shot 36 percent from the field. It was the third straight game the Mavericks established a season-low in shooting percentage. New look: Jason Kid and Jason Terry are gone from the Mavericks. The Mavericks now have a back court featuring Darren Collison and O.J Mayo. Elton Brand was picked up via amnesty waiver claim and rookie forward Jae Crowder is also starting. Bench boost: In seven of eight games this season the Mavericks have outscored their opponent’s bench. The Mavericks are ranked sixth in the NBA at 40.1 bench points per game. From the reserves Chris Kaman is averaging 14.3 points per game. Vince Carter is close behind at 13.0 points per game.
Jacob Raim - WashingtonWizards.com The Wizards today announced the signing of Shaun Livingston along with waiving Jannero Pargo. Livingston, 6'7 and 175 lbs, brings good size and a wealth of experience to the PG position for Washington. No stranger to DC, Livingston played 26 games, starting 18,