Wizards lose fifth straight game in a heartbreaking finish
The Washington Wizards have now lost five games in a row. After a strong end to the first half of the season, the beginning of this second half has been an absolute disaster thus far. Struggling to pick up a win, the Wizards hoped to get a much needed one over Sacramento tonight. However, De’arron Fox game winning jumper sunk the Wizards hopes.
Wizards star Bradley Beal had a rough night shooting which hurt the Wizards offense detrimentally. Even though Beal had 29 points, he did not connect on a single three pointer on the evening.
Davis Bertans also only shot 2/8 from three and struggled to find his stroke until late in the game. The Wizards finished the night an abysmal 4/25 from beyond the arc. When the Wizards are cold from three, they really struggle to score.
All five of the Kings starters scored 16 or more points and proved to look balanced on the floor as a unit. Although their record doesn’t show it, the Kings have some decent young talent on the offensive side of the ball.
The Wizards found themselves down 10 with around 6 minutes left in the game. From here on out, The Kings’ went cold and the Wizards used a 12-4 run to tie the game up with 22 seconds remaining. Westbrook scored two straight baskets to tie up the score. The Kings’ had been without a field goal for five minutes to this point.
With 22 seconds left, the Kings turned to the hot hand in fox who nailed the step back jumper with just 0.07 left on the clock to take the lead. Westbrook’s inbound pass went to the middle of nowhere and out of bounds for a turnover. Just like that, the Wizards didn’t even get a shot off and were walking off the court losers of five in a row.
With a start to the second half this poor, what’s it going to take for the Wizards to turn it around? Now at ten games below 500, the road to the postseason becomes narrower and narrower each game. Time is running out on the Wizards.