The Wizards battled back from a 25 point halftime deficit to come within six, but their comeback fell short as they dropped their fourth straight, 96-86, to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night in San Antonio.
The first half was one to forget for the Wizards as they shot 26% from the field and scored just 26 points. As John Wall said in his postgame media session, it seemed as if the basket had a lid on it for much of the half. The Wizards could not find any rhythm to their offense and could not get anything to fall.
However, they came out and looked like a different team in the second half, outscoring the Spurs 30-17 in the 3rd quarter. They would make a run in the fourth, but ultimately it was too big of a hill to climb and the Spurs were able to hold them off for their 18th straight home win.
John Wall led the charge with 15 second half points and 21 for the game to go along with his nine assists and five rebounds. Chris Singleton came off the bench and played valuable minutes for the first time in weeks, scoring 11 points on 5-6 shooting and had 3 steals. Martell Webster finished with 14, Nene had 11, and Trevor Ariza ended with 10.
The Wizards now return home for a three game homestand beginning on Monday night vs. the Clippers.