Written By Jeremy Batka @EastCoastAssn
The Wizards looked lethargic coming off the All-Star break dropping their first game of the second half of the season 96-88 against the Raptors in D.C. Tuesday night.
Not only did Washington look like a team still on vacation but even the Verizon Center had troubles. With a broken scoreboard the stadium was forced to use an air-horn and a make shift high school scoreboard with shot clocks on the corners of the court. Only in Washington.
But in the scoreboard's defense, who would show up to see a team play as poorly as the Wizards did Tuesday night? Despite being down only five in the fourth quarter Washington never really stood a chance in an ugly effort from Randy Wittman's team.
Bradley Beal led the team with 25 and Martell Webster had 16 as both drained three shots from beyond the arc. After that it's tough to find positives on a night that saw John Wall commit more turnovers than assists (7-6).
With the majority of the Wizards having a rough night Wittman opted not to play Jordan Crawford or Jan Vesely and gave less than five minutes to Chris Singleton and Kevin Seraphin. Crawford, who is the speculation of many trade talks hasn't played significant minutes since January.
Crawford also threw his jersey to the crowd after the game. Maybe he already knows he's gone or maybe he was just giving the fans, who were chanting his name, what they wanted.
And to make matters worse, here's a tweet from Wizards' reporter Frank Hanrahan after the game:
So yeah, there's that.
Wizards next game will be Friday when they host JaVale Mcgee and the Nuggets.