The Washington Wizards are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier in the week, and they are looking to bounce back with a return home to the Verizon Center. The loss was something the Wizards are used to this year. They're 0-19 on the road now, and they gave up a lead late in the game. Yep, typical Wizards.
The team hopes things will be different tonight though with Andray Blatche and Nick Young both returning from injury. With Washington's two leading scorers in the lineup, the team has a shot at duplicating the double-digit win they earned over the Raptors earlier in the season.
Prior to the game, Wizards coach Flip Saunders told Mike Prada and Sean Fagan of Bullets Forever about the difficulty of matching up against Raptors center Andrea Bagnani.
"You change some of your pick and rolls," Saunders said. "The thing those guys do a lot, like Kevin Love, is they get their threes in transition. It becomes tough, because sometimes, players are inbred to run into the paint. That's why you see Rashard Lewis get open shots, because people run into the paint and don't find him. So it's a concentration level with him. It's something that veteran players -- like a -- who have been in the league so much can make that type of adjustment and be able to turn it on that way and change how they play somebody."