Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Wizards remain winless, and are now the only team in the league with less than two wins as the Detroit Pistons have won two of their last three.
The Washington Wizards are no longer simply the league's only team without a win after this weekend's action: they're the only team with less than two wins.
Washington continued its futility with another close loss, losing 83-76 to the Utah Jazz behind 21 points from Al Jefferson and another 15 from Gordon Hayward. The Wizards were expected to struggle mightily without John Wall, but it's been worse than expected: they're 0-8, and although seven of the eight losses are by ten points or less, moral victories simply don't show up on the statsheet. The Wizards are dead last in the league in offensive efficiency, scoring only 90.9 points per 100 possessions - nearly three full points worse than the next-worst team, the Philadelphia 76ers, who are much better than Washington at defense.The Washington Wizards remain winless, and are now the only team in the league with less than two wins as the Detroit Pistons have won two of their last three.
However, for a while, they had company: it took the Detroit Pistons eight tries to get their first win, but they've won two out of three in convincing fashion. First, Detroit beat Philadelphia 94-76 in Philly, and Sunday, they crushed a tired Boston Celtics team on a back-to-back in a 103-83 win.
That leaves Washington well behind any other squad in the league - only the Sacramento Kings also have two losses, although they continue to trend downward having lost five straight. The Wizards were a dark horse for playoff contention with Wall in the lineup, but