Omer Asik


The Wizards didn't sign a high-end free agent like LaMarcus Aldridge.


The Atlanta Hawks are running away with the East, and instead of focusing too much on catching them the Wizards have to figure out how to solve their style of spreading the floor with five scorers


Rick Carlisle, before he coached his Dallas Mavericks to a blowout victory vs. the Wizards last month, had a sense of what it would take to beat them. "This is a great rebounding team.


There wasn't much going right with the Wizards' offense except for Marcin Gortat, who scored a season-high 24 points in Saturday's 83-80 win vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.


HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Saturday night in their first game without coach Kevin McHale.