August 12, 2020

Washington Wizards Game 59 Wrap: Turnovers prove costly in Wizards loss to T-wolves

John Wall and Trevor Ariza posted 19 and 16 points respectively, but mental errors cost the Washington Wizards (19-40) their shot at catching the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-37) Wednesday night in Minneapolis as the Wiz fell 87-82.

The Wizards had to press onward without their leading scorer, Bradley Beal, who missed Wednesday’s game due to a sprained left ankle. Regardless of whether or not Washington missed Beal’s presence on the court, the team only hurt itself further by committing 24 turnovers, compared with Minnesota’s 14.

Despite a plethora of sloppy mistakes, the Wizards looked hopeful in the first quarter. They rounded out the first 12 minutes of play with a 29-24 lead and – perhaps, more telling – Wall seemed to unravel the secrets of sinking a jump shot. [Read more…]

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