Sacramento Vs. Washington: Wizards Return Home Ends In 115-107 Loss To The Kings

The Wizards finally got back to Washington after a five-game road trip, but it wasn't a happy return as the Sacramento Kings handed the Wiz their fourth consecutive loss.

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Kings Vs. Wizards: Positive Pixels, Wicked Pixels From Pre-All-Star Break Meltdown

Kings Vs. Wizards Quick-Hit Recap: Take 100 seconds to catch up on the news, notes and must-see from last night's Wizards action -- good and bad -- with 'Postive Pixels, Wicked Pixels.' It's your morning-after Wizards hangover cure.

Usually we go positive first, but let's get right to the good stuff ... Optimists are welcome to scroll on down.

Negative Pixels

Nick Young is driving Randy Wittman mad. Young shot nine times in nine first-quarter minutes and finished with 17 points ... and 17 missed shots, including a 360-layup that drew the ire of his coach.

"We got guys going in for a layup and does a reverse 360 and misses the whole thing," Wittman said. "Crowd oohed and ahhed -- we didn't get any points out of it."

Young's response when asked if the coach was singling him out? "Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Most definitely," Young said. "I was the only one who did it. I did that in the past. If it goes in, everybody's on my side. If I miss it then it's a bad shot."

JaVale McGee is the goaltending king of forever. No question this video is The Play of the Night from this game, whatever that means.

It's important to note that when Randy Wittman yanked McGee after this play, it wasn't for the bonehead goaltending. It's important to laugh -- and there are good LOLs to be had here -- but it's also neat to remember the utlimate goal is to win basketball games. via Wittman:

"What led to the goaltend? What was he supposed to be doing? See, that's the thing people don't understand and it's hard to explain, OK? What his job in the pick is, is not to let the guard get to the rim. Goaltending? That had nothing to do with it. OK? Nothing to do with it."

Postive Pixels

So this is what Jordan Crawford, instant-offense looks like. Crawford is one of the Wizards only offensive options off the bench, which at times seems to cause him to press for shots. For the most part on Wednesday, Crawford smart decisions -- the smartest being to attack Sacramento's defense-allergic guard Jimmer Fredette. He finished with 32 points and four assists.

• Fresh off a 21-9-11 performance, John Wall is headed to Orlando for All-Star weekend! Wizards fans can watch their franchise point guard in the Rookie/Sophomore(-ish) game and the Skills Challenge. John's excited, too!

"I'm not really focused about those," he said.

Oh, well OK. Wall added, "I get time to clear my mind, too."

We all do.

For more news and notes, check out our comprehensive Kings vs. Wizards StoryStream and get more great fan perspective at our Wizards blog, Bullets Forever.

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Kings Vs. Wizards Final Score: Washington Goes Down 115-107

The Washington Wizards just concluded a five-game road trip and were trying to avoid having their three-game losing streak extended to four games as they hosted the struggling Sacramento Kings. The Kings would not oblige however, rallying back after halftime to hand the Wizards their fourth loss in a row while snapping their own six-game losing streak.

The Wizards held a lead at halftime, but couldn't do enough defensively or offensively to slow down the Kings. John Wall once again picked up a double-double, scoring 21 points with 11 assists. Nick Young went on a three-point shooting spree, but only sunk four of his ten shots, picking up 17 points in the loss. Jordan Crawford led the Wiz in scoring however, picking up 32 points.

The Kings had both Tyreke Evans picked up 22 points, missing on just two shots on the night. Marcus Thornton also picked up 22 points while DeMarcus Cousins picked up a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds in the win.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Wizards basketball, check out SB Nation blog,Bullets Forever. For more on the opponent's perspective, check out Sactown Royalty, SB Nation's Sacramento Kings blog. For all your NBA hoops news, head to SB Nation's NBA Hub.

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Kings Vs. Wizards Preview: Pregame Notes From Verizon Center

WASHINGTON - The Wizards are back in the Verizon Center for the first game since Feb. 10. Before Washington faces the Kings, here are some notes from head coach Randy Wittman's pregame media availability, etc.

Focus is key. Washington returns home from a five-game trip west, but has just one game before the NBA All-Star break. Uh oh -- TRAP GAME. "There's no question these games are games in the league that can be stolen," Wittman said. "We gotta make sure that we're not the team checking out."


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Shots not falling? No problem. ... If you're doing something else, that is. Wittman stressed that an off shooting night can't take a player out of the other facets of the game (looking at you, Nick Young, Rashard Lewis ...) "You can't be a player that that's going to be your only effect on the game," he said.

Oh yeah, Andray Blatche. The Wizards forward was out on the floor participating in drills with the team before the game, though he was only going about 3/4 speed -- putting up shots and dribbling around. He was also sporting this sleeve on his calf:

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Keep up with news and notes on our Kings vs. Wizards StoryStream and get more great fan perspective at our Wizards blog, Bullets Forever.

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Kings Vs. Wizards Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio, And More

The Washington Wizards are still trying to work towards double-digit wins as they try to end a three-game losing streak as they get back to the Verizon Center in D.C. on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings. The Wizards started their five-game road trip with back-to-back wins but ended losing three straight, including being blown out by the Phoenix Suns on Monday.

The Sacramento Kings haven't faired much better than the Wizards this season, as they're on the heels of a six-game losing streak and also coming off a blowout loss. The Wizards will hope to take advantage of the Kings on the end of their east coast road trip on Wednesday night.

Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Schedule: CSNB

Radio: 106.7 FM

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Wizards basketball, check out SB Nation blog,Bullets Forever. For more on the opponent's perspective, check out Sactown Royalty, SB Nation's Sacramento Kings blog. For all your NBA hoops news, head to SB Nation's NBA Hub.

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Kings Vs. Wizards: Washington Returns Home To Face Sacramento

The Washington Wizards will welcome DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings to Verizon Center in their final game before the All-Star Break.

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