The Wizards(22-39) four-game west coast road trip is over, and it ended on a sour note. Washington was blown out by the Trail Blazers 125-104 on Wednesday night.
With the loss, the Wizards end the trip at 1-3 and remain 4.5 games behind the Orlando Magic for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
“We had an opportunity to be at least 3-1,” Wizards G Bradley Beal said after scoring a game-high 29 points against Portland. “We kind of laid an egg; we got three at home we gotta get.”
Washington starts their three-game homestand on Friday against the Hawks, which is a very winnable game for this team. Then, they host the Heat on Sunday, and the Knicks on Tuesday.
After the three-game homestand, the next four won’t be easy. The Wizards will have to face the Celtics on the road, come home to OKC, go to Philly to battle the 76ers, and travel to Brooklyn to face the 7th-seeded Nets, which could have huge playoff implications for Washington.
Even with a disappointing road trip, Washington is still in the mix for the playoffs, but with 21 games left, time is not on their side, so they must string together a few wins if they have any hope of making the playoffs.