To say Washington -- and certainly the Wizards have had more than their share of injuries -- has been ragged is an understatement of Shaquille O'Neal proportions. Within the last few weeks, the Wizards have been pummeled by the aforementioned Rockets (by 25) and even lost to the lowly New York Knicks (one of New York's 18 wins) while beating a pretty good New Orleans team twice. After suffering through an eight-game losing streak a few weeks ago, the Wizards are 29-31 but they are still the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference which, if the season ended today, puts them in the playoffs. Naturally, the cutoff is at eight.