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101

The Wizards fell behind early again and this time could not come all the way back like they did in L.A. the night before as they fell, 102-91, to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in Oakland.

The Wizards got off to a slow start, missing their first six shots of the game and trailed 29-17 after the first quarter. Things would not get much better in the second, as the Warriors would extend their lead thanks to a late run near the end of the half that saw the Wizards down 58-40 at the break.

The Wizards would start to cut into that lead in the second half, but things took a turn for the worse midway through the third quarter when John Wall was ejected after picking up his second technical foul of the game. Wall had been shoved down multiple times by the Warriors' Klay Thompson and then had some words for the opposing guard which caused for double technicals and the end of Wall's night. He finished the game with 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists.

While this could have been the time of the game to mail it in, the Wizards did battle the rest of the way. It was the second unit who would bring the Wizards as close to within seven in the fourth quarter, thanks to a career-high 23 points and six made three-pointers from Cartier Martin, but ultimately they did not have enough to come all the way back and they dropped the final game of the road trip.

Trevor Booker finished with 12 points off the bench, while Martell Webster added 10.

The Wizards now return home for a game with the Grizzlies on Monday before hitting the road again next week.


Trevor Ariza (Out with flu)
Points: 0
Assists: 0
Steals: 0

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Points: Cartier Martin - 23
Rebounds: Kevin Seraphin, Chris Singleton - 6
Assists: Garrett Temple - 6
Blocks: Nene - 1
Steals: Nene, Temple - 2

Randy Wittman Postgame

On Loss:

“We can’t come out and play like we did in the first half. That’s plain and simple. We didn’t come out with any effort or energy. They came out and hit us first and we didn’t respond. We finally, in the second half, right from the start started to get after it. They had to call a quick timeout early in the third quarter. We should have started the game that way but we didn’t.

John Wall Postgame

On road trip:

“It’s a great road trip. I feel like we could have went 4-0, really. We let the game slip away in Charlotte and then tonight I let the team down for getting ejected, so it’s another opportunity to go 4-0 or finish 3-1, but it’s a pretty good trip so far though.”

Cartier Martin Postgame

On his performance:

“I’m not going to say it’s one of the best games I’ve had. I definitely feel confident and feel like I can make the shots that I was shooting, but it’s just staying within the offense and playing our style of play, and I just made shots tonight.”

Nene Postgame