The Washington Wizards just squandered their best chance to pick up their first road win of the season, and they did so in embarrassing fashion. The Sacramento Kings used a late first half run to open up a double-digit lead, and they never looked back in routing the Wizards 116-91.
The Wizards are now 0-12 on the road and have erased any positive momentum they may have received from a competitive performance against the Lakers on Tuesday night. Normally, a team wants to have a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, but the Wizards nearly flipped the script tonight with 22 turnovers and just 11 assists. That's a staggering stat that really tells the whole story. Well, except for the part about allowing yet another team to shoot well over 50 percent.
Al Thornton, Gilbert Arenas and Kirk Hinrich had 20, 19 and 18 points, respectively, and nobody else did much of anything. Meanwhile, Beno Udrih and Jason Thompson led a list of six Kings in double figures, none of whom include Tyreke Evans.
John Wall did not play due to a foot injury, something he suffered just before tip off. Andray Blatche also did not play with a hip injury. Nevertheless, their presence wouldn't have changed this