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Wizards Vs. Thunder: John Wall, Wizards Start Four-Game Road Trip

The Washington Wizards are back on the road, where they have yet to win this year. Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome John Wall and company at 8 p.m. ET to kick off Washington’s trip.

Unless you've stopped watching the team altogether, you're surely aware the Wizards have yet to win on the road this season (0-21 away from the Verizon Center).  So that’s going to be the story line each time the Wizards play a road game until they win.

This west coast swing won't be an easy place to nab that elusive victory, starting with the Thunder, a team the Wizards (and everyone else) would love to use as a model for rebuilding. Step 1: Luck into Kevin Durant or John Wall. Step 2: Find a Russell Westbrook or Jared Sullinger. Step 3: Profit.

Facing Memphis (13-7 at home) looks like the biggest opportunity, with Washington heading to Dallas and New Orleans to close out the trip. Never fear: if (when?) the Wizards come up empty-handed, they will still be four losses shy of matching the Mavericks' all-time record of 29 straight road defeats to open the season.

Want more pre-game reading material? Navigate on over to Bullets Forever for an updated assessment of Flip Saunders' coaching job and to debate whether Nick Young is a building block at shooting guard.