Obviously they're going to win the remaining 65 games, right? I believe the Wizards we saw in the first quarter, and first half of the second quarter, is the real Wizards team. The final two and a half quarters were just a fluke.
I was actually impressed by some aspects of the Wizards play last night. I think Chris Singleton might turn out to be a decent NBA player. He seems a little confused at times. I've never seen any player spend so much time looking to the bench for coaching, but I'm sure that will improve as he gets more experience. He definitely seems to play hard. In both games I've seen this season, the first being the home preseason game, he managed to turn 2 on 1 situations into turnovers. That's not giving up, something the Wizards desperately need.
I noticed a few new things this season. First, teams are apparently allowed to dress 13 players per game. I assume this was part of the new collective bargaining agreement, but I hadn't heard it mentioned. Neither team played all 13 players, so I don't know if you have to hold back one player.
Also noticed that the shot clock goes to tenths of seconds when it gets below 5 seconds. Not sure how much that matters, but I don't recall that from last season.
Oh, and 1 NJ player had his hand over his heart for the national anthem. I can't see the Wizards players from my seat. There actaully aren't any good seats at Verizon Center where you can see the Wizards players during the anthem. I believe few, if any, Wizards players are doing it.