Randy Wittman

Thanks in part to defensive chaos, 1-5 Wizards 'frustrated'

After the Washington Wizards lost for the fifth time in six games under new coach Scott Brooks, shooting guard Bradley Beal stood in the home locker room and spoke in hushed tones, trying to wrap his head around what's gone wrong so far.

"We don't want to be 1-5 right now. Everybody's frustrated. Everybody's mad," Beal said. "At the end of the day, we all got to look at ourselves in the mirror individually first, before we start pointing fingers. Just try to figure out how we can get better. We all got to play better individually, one through 15."

The problems are adding up already for a club that made two consecutive trips to the second round of the...