Wizards get Bullied in Chicago
Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Saturday, December 29, 2012
Without Jordan Crawford in the lineup the Wizards offense took a step back Saturday night losing in Chicago 87-77.
After Saturday night the Wizards are still looking for their first two game win streak of the season. Wizards fans can't fault the team's effort considering they were playing without Crawford who had 27 points in Washington's fourth win of the year the night before.
Emeka Okafor lead Washington's energetic play snagging a whopping 18 rebounds to go along with 11 points. Bradley Beal lead the Wizards with 14 points but he did it on just 5-15 shooting, he was also 0-3 from beyond the arc.
Despite a 13 point second quarter Washington trailed by just four points with just under seven minutes to play. But Chicago's strong defense eventually wore down a shorthanded Wizards offense.
The difference in the game was Marco Belinelli who led Chicago with 17 off the bench. Belinelli was consistently knocking down the long range jumper. A trait that none of the Wizards seem to have at this point in the season.
Carlos Boozer had 15 points with 12 rebounds and routinely bossed Kevin Seraphin around in the post when match up presented itself. Seraphin had 12 points in 28 minutes off the bench but continues to be a liability on the defensive end.
Randy Wittman spoke highly of Garrett Temple after Friday night's win against Orlando. Temple got the start in Chicago and played 41 minutes, the most of any Wizard.