They ran off the court in jubilation, arms raised in victory, believed they have finally broken through to win their first game of the season. By the time the Wizards reached the visitors locker room, they learned otherwise.
With just seconds left in overtime, Martell Webster rebounded a Kevin Seraphin miss and made the basket. The scoreboard registered a 102-101 Wizards victory. But after extensive replay scrutiny by the officials, they ruled that the shot left Webster’s hand after the buzzer. The final score was in fact 101-100, Atlanta Hawks.
The loss dropped the Wizards to 0-10, left coach Randy Wittman angry and confused, and left a locker room full of players shell shocked and devastated.