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Wizards Clipped By Los Angeles in 11 Frames

Updated: December 15, 2009

I don’t think the Wizards have ended a game with turnover this season yet. Chalk another one up in the ‘Inventing Ways To Lose’ tally. Although, turning the ball over to lose a game isn’t a new invention, it’s just what bad teams do. What more can I say?


Four of Gilbert Arenas’ six fouls came immediately after a turnover. Three of those turnovers were committed by Arenas himself, one by Caron Butler.

{wizards vs. clippers: 11 frames}


[Dave Johnson – CSN Washington]

The Washington Wizards have a sense of urgency. On Sunday, after close to a six hour flight, they went straight from the plane to the practice court.

On Monday the Wizards fought their way through a jet-lagged first half only to find themselves in a familiar position on the wrong end of a close game in a 97-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

[Michael Lee – Wizards Insider, Washington Post]

After that one, all that I can say is that the Wizards are some creative guys. They really know how to script the most excruciating losses imaginable.

[Mike Jones – Wizards Outlet, Washington Times]

Once again, the Wizards shouldn’t have been in this situation, however. As Flip Saunders likes to say, “some times the basketball gods have a way of equalizing things out.” Translation: do things the right way, or else, what you neglect is going to come back to bite you in the tail.

The problem tonight for the Wizards was failing to protect a 17-point lead midway through the third quarter. Instead of slamming the door shut, the Wizards missed six of their next seven shots, and turned the ball over three times.

[Chris Needham – NBC Washington]

If you have a Wizards fan wandering around the office in a daze today with bloodshot eyes, it’s probably not just from a lack of sleep.  If they stayed up for last night’s loss to the Clippers, it’s just as likely that the redness and puffiness is alcohol and tear-related.

[Kevin Arnovitz – Clipper Blog]

“Not a lot of teams let me do that one-on-one in the post,” Kaman said. “But if teams are going to let me do that, I’m going to score.”

[Steve Perrin – Clips Nation]

I don’t consider myself a Wizards expert after watching them in one full game and bits and pieces of others, but in this game at least, their problem is pretty obvious – they have three players, while NBA rules allow you to have five.

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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle lives in D.C. with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.