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Can Wizards Win Two Straight?

It sounds like a modest goal so far into a long season, but the fact is that the Wizards have won consecutive games only once all season (Dec. 27 over OKC at home and Dec. 29 at Houston). That's pathetic. No other word for it.

Tonight, the Wizards will get a shot in Atlanta against a Hawks team that just got thumped at home by the Clippers. Seriously.

That's either good news or bad, depending on how you want to look at it. It seems that Mike Woodson's crew has a short attention span.

Interim coach Ed Tapscott: "Generally you don't like to see teams that are in a bad mood and they're going to be in a bad mood. So, we have to be in a suitably bad mood so we can go out there and match that."

The last time the Wiz came off a win (Jan. 31 at home over the Clippers) they went out and followed it with a total stinker in a 113-97 home loss to Memphis.

In today's paper I revisit Caron Butler's big night in the win over Indiana, provide an update on Andray Blatche and take a look at the Hawks.

And a quick word on the story my colleague Tarik El-Bashir wrote today on the ice conditions at Verizon Center.

I thought it was interesting because for years, I've heard basketball players complain about the difference between playing in arenas that have ice down verses ones that don't. Specifically, players say it takes longer to warm up and it's harder to stay warm in arenas with ice underneath. Gilbert Arenas has always said that he can tell the difference.

Interesting story and one worth following as the Caps roll to toward the playoffs and the building gets warmer and warmer.

By Ivan Carter  |  February 10, 2009; 2:02 PM ET
 
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Posted by: akaarora | February 10, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: cj658 | February 10, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

We stink so bad that we are reduced to talking about the ice under the court? While we're at it, let's talk about the drapes or pictures in the Verizon Center.
I remember a poster of the Mystics about 5 years ago that used to be in the concourse. The main thing I remember about it is that Tasha Mills looked like a moose with lipstick.

Anything else (besides the actual team) we want to blog about?

Posted by: original_mark | February 10, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

if bibby doesn't play we have a chance. we'll still need to keep flip from killing us, which won't happen I don't think

Posted by: bford1kb | February 10, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

hopefully crit guards flip the majority of the time

Posted by: bford1kb | February 10, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Bad mood?

How about asking Taps:

1) who's his favorite coach of all-time;
2) what is the most important lesson provided by that coach; and
3) how does he apply that lesson to the Wizards?

Posted by: Izman | February 10, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

With a defense THIS BAD, how can you expect anything other than a loss?

Posted by: closg | February 10, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"How about asking Taps:
1) who's his favorite coach of all-time;
2) what is the most important lesson provided by that coach; and
3) how does he apply that lesson to the Wizards?

Posted by: Izman | February 10, 2009 3:54 PM"

1. Eddie Jordan
2. Play your veterans 40+ minute per game, regardless of whether you are up by two or down by 30.
3. See #2.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | February 10, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

If Coach Tap wants to get his team into a bad mood, he could start by giving each of the players a copy of the standings and where the Wizards are positioned. This is hilarious, the team is riding high on a 1 game winning streak....

Posted by: randysbailin | February 10, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Suggesting the Wizards will win tonight is almost as stupid as suggesting a player with career numbers of 15 & 7 is “one of the most overrated players in the league”. This after someone says he is a good player, an all-star, and far from mediocre. But still suggests he is one of the most overrated because he talks trash and has hype surrounding him. Yeah, that makes A LOT of sense. Foolish kids, trying to sound like their parents.

Posted by: cj658 | February 10, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Ice, Remember the old Capitol Center? Under certain weather conditions they'd get fog in the place from the Ice.

Some nights the condensation would get so bad that they had to mop moisture off the playing floor during timeouts.

O-Mark, that's all the non basketball/Ice related stuff I've got.

Izman and disgruntledfan, That's so true, yet so funny. Tapscott could be the most clueless Wizards/Bullets coach of all time.
Now that could make a conversation, there's some real contenders there.

Posted by: flohrtv | February 10, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

"We stink so bad that we are reduced to talking about the ice under the court? "

Bringing new meaning to the phrase "this team stinks on ice."

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 10, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

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