The Wizards saw their three game road win streak come to an end on Friday night, falling 120-98 to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. John Wall led the Wizards with 26 points and seven assists. Kevin Love paced the Wolves with 25 points and 11 boards.
After a quick 9-0 run to open the game, the Wizards would hold a one point lead after the first quarter (23-22). But things would go south from there. The Wolves scored 39 points in the second quarter and brought a 61-47 lead into the halftime locker room.
The Wizards could never get the lead closer than 12 points in the second half as the Wolves cruised to a 120-98 win on their home floor.
Bradley Beal left the game with an apparent leg injury. He had X-rays that came back negative and is scheduled for an MRI on Saturday.
The Wizards did have six players score in double figures and shot 46% for the game, but allowed the Wolves to shoot 49% and were outrebounded, 44-35.
The Wizards will be back in action tomorrow night as they host the Detroit Pistons at Verizon Center.
The Wizards cut the lead to 12 late in the third quarter, but the Wolves would answer with a 6-0 run right at the end of the quarter to put the game out of reach.
Player of the Game
John Wall appeared to be on his way to a big offensive night after scoring 22 points in the first half, but was limited to just four in the second. He still finished with 26 points and seven assists on 11/20 shooting for the game.
39. The Wizards allowed 39 points in the second quarter and could never overcome the deficit in the second half.
J.J. Barea had 17 points on 8/10 shooting for Minnesota. He was able to get in the paint whenever he wanted and gave the Wizards problems the entire the night.
By: Jeremy Hyman