San Antonio downright owns the Wizards. For the 13th straight time the Spurs beat Washington and, like most of those victories, it was easy. San Antonio's well-oiled veteran machine toyed with the Wizards’ defense, especially in the second half, in the 118-92 win. The loss dropped the Wizards to a franchise worst 0-12 start to the season and, for the first time this year, frustration is starting to seep out of the Wizards’ locker room.
"We are all embarrassed, plain and simple,” Wizards forward Martell Webster said. "All-around effort was not up to par but there are no excuses. Guys continue to play hard but overall it was embarrassing."
"You could see they were having fun," Wizards rookie guard Bradley Beal said about San Antonio. "You see us we're down, we're mopey, we're pouting, we're not together as a unit and things need to change."
Wizards coach Randy Wittman has changed things up with his lineup and rotation, playing 11 guys in the first quarter but no matter what he has done, the Wizards can't find a way to win.
"It's another loss and I don't know much more to say other than that," Wittman said. "We just have to learn from it. No one in the league feels sorry for us so we can't feel sorry for ourselves."
The Wizards get yet another shot at their first win, hosting 6-8 Portland Wednesday night at Verizon Center. The Blazers lost to the lowly Detroit Pistons on Monday night so again it's a great shot for Washington -- but can they take it?