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Several Wizards played well last night, but once again it wasn't enough to pick up an actual win.
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- The Wizards recorded another moral victory last night in a 100-95 overtime loss to the Hawks. Jordan Crawford recorded a triple-double, Nene scored 18 points on only seven shots, Bradley Beal stayed aggressive and chipped in 17 points, and Earl freaking Barron had 14 rebounds. But the Wiz shot 38 percent as a team, so they lost. Recaps: [Us (recap, Clipboard) | SB Nation DC | AP | Washington Post | Washington Times | Washington Examiner (gamer, sidebar) | CSN Washington | CBS DC | Wiz of Awes | Wizards Extreme | WashingtonWizards.com | Peachtree Hoops | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Soaring Down South | Hoopdata box score | Popcorn Machine]
- Game highlights.
- Postgame interviews. [Wittman | Crawford | Beal | Barron | Webster]
- Beal took a nasty tumble in the third quarter when he had his dunk attempt blocked by Josh Smith and crashed to the floor. He left the game temporarily to have a concussion test but was quickly cleared to return to the game. [Wizards Insider | CSN Washington | Video]
- Off-court buddies Crawford and Jeff Teague got into it a bit in the second half. [Truth About It]
- Should Nene get some of the credit for Crawford's second-career triple-double? [CSN Washington]
- Last night was DeShawn Stevenson's third trip back to D.C. since being traded away in 2010. [Truth About It]
- The Wizards play the Magic tonight in Orlando in a matchup between two teams that began the year with low expectations, yet one is hanging around .500 having won six of 10 while the other boasts the worst record in the NBA. [Washington Times | Orlando Sentinel | AP | WashingtonWizards.com]
- Starting Crawford and Beal together is not an ideal situation, but the Wizards don't have any better options right now. [SB Nation DC]
- NEWSFLASH: The Wizards' offense is still the worst in the NBA. [CSN Washington]
- Derek wonders whether the 10 Point Plan is a bit strict.
- An update on the Wizards' walking wounded. [Washington Examiner]
- John Wall is still waiting for some swelling in his knee to subside before for #rampingitup. [CSN Washington]
- Deron Snyder isn't sure it's even worth bring Wall back this season. [Washington Times]
- Zach Harper is scared that Wall is even bringing up the possibility of missing an entire year. [CBS Sports]
- Kevin Seraphin turned 23 a couple weeks ago, but he refused to celebrate because of the Wizards' woes. This season just keeps getting more sad. [SB Nation DC | WUSA9 | Ball Don't Lie]
- Let's all be thankful that we don't have Randy Wittman's job. [CSN Washington]
- Kevin Hine has resigned his Wizards fandom. [Wiz of Awes]
- No lie, two ex-Wizards claim three of these "Top 10" funniest NBA moments from 2012, and a fourth moment occurred during a Wizards game. [King James Gospel]
- The Clippers are doing a fun bit comparing their players to members of Marvel's Avengers. Sadly, Caron Butler isn't the guy with the shield, hammer, iron suit or green anger. [LosAngelesClippers.com]