Wizards' Blatche benched after spat with coach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington forward Andray Blatche was benched after the first 7½ minutes of the Wizards' 95-86 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

Coach Flip Saunders said Blatche didn't want to listen when the coach wanted to talk to him about playing better defense. Saunders said Blatche then didn't want to play the rest of the game.

Saunders said he's never seen anything like it in his 15 years of coaching in the NBA. He said Blatche let the team down and the forward probably won't play Wednesday night at Indiana.

Blatche had become the go-to scorer for the Wizards in recent weeks. Washington has lost 12 straight.