The Wizards hope to avoid making history tonight against the Indiana Pacers (4-7). If they lose, Washington would set a franchise record for losses to open the season. As it stands, the Wizards have matched last season’s bout of futility to start the season, becoming one of two franchise to begin 0-8. In case you’re keeping score, the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001-02 and 02-03 also were that bad.
“I’ve been around 30 years now, as a coach and a player and you keep trying. All of a sudden something sticks. Light goes on, you feel good and good things start happen. That’s what I believe is going to happen,” Wizards Coach Randy Wittman said. “This team is going to win some games. I really believe that. We’re too close in all eight games, basically.”
The Wizards had one of their closest games against Indiana on Nov. 10, when they came within a missed Trevor Booker jumper of tying the Pacers in an 89-85 loss. Former Pacer A.J. Price had a career-high 14 assists in the game.
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)
Once the contest starts, check out a live box score for the game here.