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Wizards vs Clippers: Small lineup seals 98-90 Washington win

A stifling defensive performance in the fourth quarter carried the Wizards to a 98-90 victory over a short-handed Clippers team.

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Why the Wizards' small lineup succeeded

The Wizards pulled away from the Clippers last night by employing a small lineup with Trevor Ariza as the de-facto power forward. Why did it work so well? We asked the players and coaches.

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Roundup: No sympathy from Randy

Your roundup of coverage from last night's 98-90 Wizards win over the Clippers, featuring Randy Wittman not wanting to hear any sympathy from the Clippers about injuries.

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Washington ends four-game losing streak, 98-90

The Washington Wizards defeated the Blake Griffin and Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers, 98-90.

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Your Wizards-Clippers game thread

Discuss the game here.

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'Human nature's a b****'

WASHINGTON -- The emphasis for tonight's game against the Clippers, according to Randy Wittman? Getting better ball movement.

"This team has to play a style of play that's conducive to all five guys playing together. As I told these guys after the San Antonio game, we don't have that player that we're going to say, 'Give the ball to, and give us 35 tonight and carry us.' That's not a knock on them. It's just the makeup of our team," Wittman said. "When we play that way, we're very good and we can compete. But when we don't, we try to do too many things like, 'I'm going to take over and carry the team,' we get ourselves in trouble."

I asked Wittman why the team gets away from moving the ball, and he gave a classic quote in response:

"Human nature's a bitch," he said. "It happens. You get feeling good about yourself. Maybe you get loose, or something, I don't know why you're feeling good about yourself."

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Beal out, Booker in

WASHINGTON -- Just a quick note: Bradley Beal will miss his fourth straight game with a wrist injury, Randy Wittman said. Trevor Booker, who did not play Saturday against the Spurs, will give it a go off the bench.

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Wall, Bledsoe battle as starters

John Wall and Eric Bledsoe will oppose each other in the starting lineup for the first time in their young careers. What can we learn from a battle between two players who are so similar and yet so different.

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Beal and Booker doubtful for Clippers game

Sore wrists will likely keep Bradley Beal and Trevor Booker from lacing up against the Clippers.

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