The Washington Wizards competed with the Houston Rockets for nearly three quarters on Friday before the wind fell out of their sales in a 103-76 loss. On Saturday, the Wizards will look to bounce back against a fellow NBA dormant in the Charlotte Bobcats on the road. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
The Wizards actually beat these very Bobcats, 92-75, at the Verizon Center in coach Randy Wittman's debut on Wednesday. That game was not nearly as close as that score indicated, so the Wizards should feel confident as they try to pick up their first road win of the season.
The Bobcats, like the Wizards, played on Friday night, falling on the road, 89-72, to the Philadelphia 76ers. Coach Paul Silas was ejected as Charlotte fell to an NBA-worst 3-17 on the season.