The Wizards had their chances at the end of the ballgame, but could not convert and fell to the Nuggets at Verizon, 75-74. Ariza had a corner three look with about five seconds to go that he could not get to fall and Wall lost the ball driving to the hoop on the game's final play. This was the lowest scoring game the Wizards have been a part of this year, with the two teams combining for just 149 points. John Wall led all scorers with 20 points to go along with eight assists and five boards. Trevor Booker recorded his first double-double of the year with 12 points and 12 boards. For the Nuggets, Wilson Chandler had 17 and Nate Robinson came off the bench to score 16.

Key Moment

This one came down to the bitter end. After Ariza missed a corner three, the Wizards immediately fouled Kenneth Faried with four seconds to go. Faried proceeded to miss both free throws, giving the Wizards the last possession down by one. John Wall lost the ball driving to the hoop though, and the Wizards took the loss.

Player of the Game

Trevor Booker got his first double-double of the year and did a really nice job replacing Nene in the starting lineup. He had 12 points on 5/11 shooting, and 12 rebounds, five of which were offensive boards. He played quality defense all night as well, adding in a couple of blocks and a steal and finished as +8 in the ballgame.

Key Number

29. The Wizards managed just 29 points in the second half, their lowest scoring half of the year.

Unsung Hero

Glen Rice Jr. acquitted himself well in his first start of the year, getting career highs with seven points and three steals to go along with three rebounds. His biggest play on the night was picking off an Andre Miller pass with 17 seconds to go.

By: Jacob Raim

Field Goal %: 36.0%
3 Point %: 20.8%
Assists: 18
Rebounds: 46
Opponents Field Goal %: 41.1%

Points: John Wall - 20
Rebounds: Trevor Booker - 12
Assists: John Wall - 8
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 3
Steals: Wall and Rice - 3