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Wizards turn in one of the worst offensive performances of the NBA season in 97-77 loss

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The Wizards loss to Minnesota wasn't just the worst of the season for the team, but it was also one of the worst we've seen in the entire NBA this season.

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Look, we don't need to tell you that a 20 point loss to the Timberwolves is bad. That speaks for itself. But we want to give you some context for just how bad the team's performance was, particularly on the offensive side.

The Wizards turned in the 15th-worst offensive performance of the season, if you go off of Offensive Rating, which calculates how many points a team would score over 100 possessions. Eight of the 14 performances that were worse wereturned in by the 76ers and Hornets, who have the league's two-worst offenses. The other six came against stout NBA defenses like the Grizzlies, Rockets and Spurs.

Unfortunately, the Wizards don't have that excuse here. The Timberwolves have the worst defense in the NBA this season. Before Wednesday's game, their best single-game defensive rating came against the 76ers, who they held to an ORtg of 88.6. They held the Wizards to an ORtg of 79.0 last night.

If you're not a big numbers person, we've got an image of last night's shotchart you can view below. Please be aware that once you see it, you can't unsee it, so view at your own discretion.

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