With this lockout-abbreviated season, the Wizards have not had the gift (or curse) of playing every team in the NBA. Unfortunately, it has made playing the Eastern Conference teams that much more painful.
The New Jersey Nets have been one of the teams that have been an embarrassment from (literally) the first game of the season. Losing two of the three matchups versus the Nets this season, Deron Williams and company (who have had a pretty horrendous season themselves,) have found ways to exploit the Washington offense and defense all season.
The series with the Nets, more specifically the first one (which was the first game of the season for both teams) foreshadowed how much of a problem closing out games would be for the Wizards.
There are two more teams on the schedule who the Wizards have had a poor series with, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls. The Bucks have taken all three games against the Wizards, so far, and have provided the home for one of the most embarrassing moments of the season when Flip Saunders forgot to put Roger Mason, Jr. on the active players list. Only one of those three meetings were close, so it's going to be a relief when this series is over.
Last but not least, the Chicago Bulls have given the Wizards hell this season, as well. The Bulls have taken both games against the Wizards this season and, like the Bucks, gave the Wizards an embarrassing highlight of their season when the Wizards could only muster up a total of 64 points against them back in January.
The Wizards have ten games left in this season, and as a fan, I've got to admit I've finally become exhausted. After the lockout, I promised myself to never take the NBA for granted again, more specifically the Wizards; but after a stretch of 12 losses in 14 games, I'm just starting to count down the days until the regular season is over.
I probably shouldn't admit that, but it's got to be on everyone's mind. This team is just depleted, exhausted, and restless. And honestly, the fans are, too.