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Three Game Road Trip

January 29, 2013

Jeremy Hyman - WashingtonWizards.com

The Wizards were back at practice on Tuesday after a disappointing loss Monday night to the Kings. The way the team had been playing entering Monday night, this seemed like a game they should have put in the left hand column of the standings. But, it was not to be as twice now the Kings have made fourth quarter comebacks to beat the Wizards, both coming within a two week span.

In the NBA, there is no time to dwell on tough losses, as the grueling schedule does not allow for it. The Wizards now enter one of their toughest stretches of the year, a three game road trip in Philadelphia, Memphis, and San Antonio.


On the bright side, the Wizards have seen tremendous production from both Emeka Okafor & Martell Webster over the past month and both newcomers have seemed to have found their role with this team. Okafor has 10 double-doubles since December 12th and is coming off his biggest game of the year where he scored 23 points (16 in first quarter) and pulled down 15 boards.

Martell Webster is 12/21 shooting 3's over the last five games and with John Wall back in the lineup has really opened up the floor by being a knock down shooter.

On the not so bright side, Bradley Beal continues to be bothered by a sore wrist, which he aggravated on a hard fall in L.A. He spoke with the media after practice and indicated that he may need to sit out to allow it to heal because it is effecting his shot. While he is trying to tough it out, if his shot is effected by this injury it may be best to let it heal.

This is too bad because Beal was shooting the ball as well as any point of the season prior to the fall, shooting 10/17 from long range in Sacramento and Denver.

Randy Wittman talked about how the team is viewing the injury and what steps they will take moving forward.

The Wizards will be back at it on Wednesday night from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. We'll see you in the Live Chat!

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