The Wizards have lost their powers | NBA


A surprise team at the start of the season in the East, to the point of leading its conference after a month of competition, Washington is starting to fall into line. Evidenced by the four defeats conceded in five games by the players of the capital, some of which against opponents yet within their reach (Charlotte x2, New Orleans).

And the setback of that night, suffered among the weak Pelicans, is probably the most representative of the current ills of the Wizards. Dominated from start to finish, without ever leading the game, losing too many balls (19), exploding very quickly defensively (72 points conceded before the break) and missing 3-points (23% success ), the men of Wes Unseld Jr. obviously already had their heads down to their « Thanksgiving » meal.

 » We’re going in the wrong direction so we have to find a way to refocus and become the team we need to be again. “Even alerted the coach of the franchise, in the columns of The Athletic, after the worst defeat of his group this season.

As for a good week, Washington was walked on from the first minutes, without being able to react afterwards. With holders unable to weigh as usual and no longer sufficiently welded.

 » We play passively Added Bradley Beal, frustrated by the lack of reaction from his troops, but who does not want to point the finger at anyone, except him.  » It is as if, on either side of the pitch, we are playing with this mentality: ‘We are a good team that can recover when they want’. But we’re not like that, neither of us can reverse a game when we want to. We must therefore be better, starting with us, the incumbents. « 

Three capital trips to come

Not really effective in attack (100.6 points scored out of 100 possessions in five games, the 29th total in the NBA), especially when it comes to taking care of the ball (17 losses on average for five games), the Wizards must deal as a bonus with a much more permeable defense lately (111.5 points conceded on 100 possessions in five games, against 102.7 previously).

 » We need to look at ourselves in a mirror, look at each other, and try harder, come back with a more defensive mindset Spencer Dinwiddie said.

Of course, the time is not yet for panic in the capital, since the men of Wes Unseld Jr. still have a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, which allows them to be 4th in the East. However, the next few days will be crucial for Bradley Beal & Co, who have three trips ahead of them (OKC, Dallas, San Antonio).

 » We’re not the worst team right now, but we’re not the best either. Explained the All-Star back.  » However, we must regain our energy. We have played really well in our [13] first games, but we’ve been blaming it for five to six games now. And we have to be better. As a leader, it’s up to me to make sure. « 

Shots Rebounds
Players MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Bp Int Ct Fte Pts
Bradley Beal 15 35.7 42.7 26.7 93.5 0.9 4.4 5.3 5.8 4.1 1.1 0.4 2.3 23.3
Montrezl Harrell 18 28.1 64.6 16.7 77.8 2.9 6.1 9.0 2.3 1.2 0.6 0.8 2.0 17.1
Spencer dinwiddie 16 29.5 40.4 35.9 91.3 0.7 4.4 5.1 5.6 1.7 0.3 0.2 2.1 14.9
Kyle kuzma 18 32.8 41.0 34.8 57.5 1.1 8.1 9.2 2.5 2.1 0.6 0.7 2.2 13.1
Kentavious Caldwell-pope 18 29.8 39.6 36.4 84.0 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.4 1.1 1.4 0.3 1.6 9.9
Daniel Gafford 15 19.8 64.7 0.0 63.0 1.8 3.1 4.9 0.8 1.1 0.6 1.7 2.5 8.5
Raulzinho neto 17 20.0 48.1 23.1 72.0 0.1 1.8 1.8 2.5 1.5 0.9 0.1 1.9 7.5
Deni Avdija 18 22.0 41.6 31.7 64.5 0.9 4.5 5.4 1.4 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.9 5.9
Davis bertans 8 17.2 29.2 28.2 100.0 0.2 1.5 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 1.9 5.8
Aaron Holiday 18 18.0 41.4 35.5 76.9 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.7 5.7
Corey kispert 17 12.6 37.9 22.2 80.0 0.5 1.4 1.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 3.5
Anthony gill 5 6.2 62.5 100.0 0.0 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.6 2.4
Isaiah todd 3 2.4 40.0 66.7 50.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 2.3
Joel ayayi 3 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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