The question coming in was whether John Wall and Washington would be energized or drained from its double overtime close call in Oklahoma City on Friday night. The answer was obvious when the Wizards came out flat out of the intermission, en route to a 107-93 loss, consecutive road defeat No. 23.
The Wizards could not control the Grizzlies at all inside. The Grizzlies feasted in the paint, especially the frontline of Darrell Arthur, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Randolph bullied his way to 24 points and 20 boards (9 offensive). Arthur led the way, springing off the bench for 22 points and 5 rebounds.
Finding positives for the Wizards is more difficult. Washington's offensive attack was balanced if underwhelming -- six players finished with double figures, but none had more than 14 points.
The Wizards now get a day off before suiting up in Dallas on Monday.