The Wizards are fortunate to split the last two games of this four-game road trip, after Wednesday's 106-98 loss at the Phoenix Suns.
The toughest part of the NBA -- unseen by most -- is what players have to go through on a routine basis to get game ready.
This game at the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn't have been this difficult even without Paul Pierce and John Wall ailing, but it was every bit a struggle as they won their second game in a row and hav
Ideally, this is the kind of game that the Wizards can rest starters and put away the Los Angeles Lakers early in this first game of a second back-to-back.
The excuses couldn't have been blamed on any coach or young players such as John Wall and Bradley Beal -- a familiar refrain when the Wizards give away a game they should win -- had lost to the De