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Tuesday's loss wasn't bad in a vacuum. But wins by the Bulls and Pistons were additional nails in the coffin.

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The Wizards lost to the Golden State Warriors, 102-94 on Tuesday night. The good news about the game was that Washington played competitively early and even made things interesting late when it looked like GSW was gonna GSW.

However, they played a team that was defending its NBA championship, returned all of its key contributors, and is on pace to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' 72-10 regular season record. Sometimes, your best effort won't be good enough against a team of this caliber.

Let's get to a quick standings update, the recap roll, and more.

Standings Update

With the loss, Washington falls to 36-38 for the season and are firmly in 10th place in the East. The Bulls beat the Pacers 98-96 last night to get a firmer grasp on the ninth place position with a 37-37 record. The Pacers are eighth place. The Pistons, who are seventh in the East beat a Kevin Durant-less Thunder team, 88-82 which makes Tuesday's loss hurt that much more.

When it's all said and done, Washington is three games behind the Pacers for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. They aren't mathematically eliminated yet, but assuming this pattern holds up, the Wizards are the next team to be eliminated in the East.

TL;dr: this video kinda fits how I feel about things:

Links

Here's a recap roll from the night:

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager recently announced that his leukemia is no longer in submission. SB Nation's Tim Cato has some video and other social sharings on how the NBA showed their support for the #SagerStrong movement.

Golden State of Mind's Eric Apricot also has some play breakdowns from the game, most notably on how Stephen Curry broke one of Washington's plays and went off for a fast break dunk on the other end. On that note, Curry is a better defender than he is given credit for, and perhaps he is elite on that end as well.

Roll Call

It may be a late game that ended close to 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, but the Wizards were playing against the NBA's best team. :)

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Wednesday food specials

The Wizards lost and weren't leading after the first quarter. The Capitals didn't play yesterday either. Therefore, your arteries are thankful today.

We have another late night. See you soon.