Washington's Win Streak Hits a Wall

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Thursday, January 17, 2013

Written By Jeremy Batka @EastCoastAssn

Despite playing well the Wizards couldn't seal the deal late Wednesday night in Sacramento losing to the Kings 95-94.

John Wall missed two free throws with 30 seconds left that eventually cost the Wizards their fourth straight win. The Wizards move to 1-16 on the road this season.

Bradley Beal set a new career high tonight dropping 26 in with a variety of shots. Beal did it all Wednesday night; he took charges, had six assists, made contested three point shots and had some big time dunks. If Beal continues to progress at this rate he will be the favorite for Rookie of the Year.

It wouldn't be fair to blame the entire loss on John Wall, he did after all have a double double with 14 points and ten assists in 26 minutes off the bench. Washington as a whole played it's sloppiest game since Wall's return and should have blown out a sub par Sacramento Kings squad led by Jimmer Fredette.

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Nene did his best to keep the Wizards in the lead down the stretch, the Brazilian had 16 points 9 rebounds and six assists.  Kevin Seraphin managed 16 points but still leaves Wizard fans angry with his odd shot selection and questionable defense.

Jan Vesely had a quiet game after going for double digits in his last three. Tonight Vesely saw only ten minutes and failed to score with just one shot attempt. But he wasn't nearly as bad as Trevor Ariza who also failed to score going 0-6 from the field including botching an open layup in the final minutes.

The Wizards now must patch up the sloppy play and get ready to play their toughest back to back games thus far. Friday they will be in Denver for a JaVale McGee Reunion and Saturday they will be in Lob city to take on the red hot Clippers.

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