The Washington Wizards snapped a nine-game losing streak when they beat the Detroit Pistons earlier this week. In Orlando on Wednesday, Washington went right back to their losing ways. The Wizards saw the Magic run away from them late in what became a 19-point loss.
Following the game, Kyle Kuzma was asked how things got away from Washington. The Wizards veteran forward said it starts on defense.
"We can't guard a stop sign," Kuzma said. "That's kind of really what it boils down to. We let anybody get whatever they want on us. So, until we change that, then that's probably going to be the result."
The Wizards have the NBA's 30th ranked defense, with a 120.6 defensive rating. They are just behind the Charlotte Hornets, who have a defensive rating of 120.3.