Washington hasn't had a healthy rotation for most of this season, so that's a pretty good reason to lose a bunch of home games. But it's not an excuse to drop one against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, or Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Besides that, though, the Wizards have squared off against some pretty tough teams so far. They've lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and the list goes on.
There's nothing to be ashamed of with any of those defeats.
“Usually role players play better at home. You usually shoot a better percentage. Guys play a little more free,” forward Jared Dudley said. “On the road, that’s when usually stars take over. Role players are a little more timid at that time. We’ve struggled with that, and I don’t know if that’s the teams we’ve played. It’s different if you play San Antonio four times at home, or if you play Philly four times at home.”