All winning streaks come to an end. The Washington Wizards saw their five game win streak end tonight in a 135-116 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night L.A. time.
The defining factor of the first half of this game was rebounds. The Clippers outrebounded the Wizards, 30-12 in the first half and even shot 61.2 percent from the field to keep Washington from getting into a rhythm. In fact they never led in this one.
Yes, the Wizards caught up at some points and got the deficit down to five to start the fourth quarter, but L.A. was just too much in the end. I’m sorry for not having much more to say. I’ve been running on fumes with this road trip. Sleeping at 4 am and back at work by 9 and going for a run before 9 takes a toll on anyone.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 28 points and 10 assists while Moritz Wagner added 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Russell Westbrook also had 20 points and 10 assists.
Their performances were good, but the Clippers’ superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George scored 32 and 30 points respectively while shooting over 50 percent each from the field.
The Wizards will finish their road trip this Thursday with a match against the Denver Nuggets. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET.
I’m tired. Good night everyone.