Man, this team. The Washington Wizards entered halftime of last night's home contest tied with the Golden State Warriors, who entered the game as the NBA's hottest team and winners of eight straight.
But in classic #SoWizards fashion, Washington got beaten into pulp in the third quarter for the second consecutive game. Friday against the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards were outscored by 20 in the third quarter. Against Golden State, the Warriors began the third quarter on a 30-5 run that essentially ended the game and handed the Wizards their third consecutive home loss after reaching .500 for the second time this season. The first time the Wiz reached .500, they proceeded to lose four in a row; Washington will have to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats on the road Tuesday night to avoid doing so again.
By the way, if he wasn't before, Bradley Beal is officially slumping. He shot 4-for-15 last night, and has gone 14-of-44 since New Year's. Yuck.
Home team recaps: BF StoryStream | Washington Post | AP | CSN Washington (recap, sidebar) | Truth About It | Wiz of Awes | District Sports Page | Hoop District | Ted's Take | Wizards.com | Monumental Network
Road team recaps: San Francisco Chronicle | San Jose Mercury News | AP | CSN Bay Area | Blue Man Hoop | Golden Gate Sports | Rant Sports
Postgame interviews: John Wall | Bradley Beal | Nene | Trevor Ariza
30-5: The deciding third quarter run that put the game, which was tied at halftime, out of reach for the Wizards.
TWEETS OF THE NIGHT
I could watch seven games of this #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) January 5, 2014
This was a tie game at the half.. #Wizards pic.twitter.com/RIH5gpzkbZ— Danny (@recordsANDradio) January 6, 2014
Retraction: No need to see seven games of that. My eyes hurt #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) January 6, 2014
This #Wizards game pic.twitter.com/jQ0kX5qxxh— Danny (@recordsANDradio) January 6, 2014
The ultimate #WittmanFace pic.twitter.com/4ZBr7y6iVK— Umair Khan (@UKhanNBA) January 6, 2014
Oh, and we can't forget...
Kendall Marshall's first 2 starts with the Lakers... (#Wizards) pic.twitter.com/rB3QrSydYc— Danny (@recordsANDradio) January 6, 2014
VIDEO/GIF OF THE NIGHT
The Wizards never do this kind of stuff.
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