After a strong start and a well played first quarter, the Wizards struggled to hit shots and would end up losing 92-76 to the Bobcats on Tuesday night.

Trevor Ariza scored 12 points in the first quarter and would finish with a season-high 19, but he was the only Wizards player to reach double figures on a night when offense was hard to come by. The Wizards shot 30% from the field and just 16% from 3-point range, both which were season lows.

The team did cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer and dropped their sixth consecutive game to start the season.

Next, the Wizards travel to Dallas where they will take on the Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Chris Singleton
Points: 2
Blocks: 0
Steals: 0

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Points: Trevor Ariza - 19
Rebounds: Emeka Okafor, Jordan Crawford - 9
Assists: A.J. Price - 6
Blocks: Okafor - 3
Steals: Five players - 1

Ariza on game:

“We stopped doing what we were doing earlier in the game and we kind of got away from what was working which was everybody playing together and just playing hard. That’s pretty much the game.”

On being 0-6:

“We’ve got to figure out ways to get used to winning. It’s still early and we have a lot of growth. In the next couple of weeks or so we’ll get John Wall and Nene back and try to get them going to try to help us win.”
Wittman on game:

When you struggle offensively like we did, there are reasons for that. I thought the first quarter was one of our better quarters. There was very little holding of the ball. They were not searching for individual shots. In the second quarter that changed. They held the ball and dribbled until they exhausted the opportunity to shoot the ball, which lead to turnovers and awful shots. That’s how you end up shooting 29%.”

On Ariza:

“He was our one bright spot. He did everything he was supposed to do. I just have to get everybody to do the same things that he did tonight.”