The Washington Wizards struggled making shots, finishing 32-89 (36.0%), including 5-24 (20.8%) from three-point range, as they couldn't pick up the close victory over Denver Nuggets, 75-74. This is the eighth win for Denver (13-8) in its last 10 games.
Wilson Chandler scored 17 points on 7-10 shooting, including 3-6 on 3-point attempts, in a quality performance offensively. On 8-20 shooting, including 2-5 from behind the arc, John Wall scored 20 points for Washington in the loss. He also added 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Marcin Gortat chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds, Trevor Ariza finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Trevor Booker put up 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Wizards posted an eFG% of just 38.8%, including 20.8% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-3) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Nuggets are undefeated (4-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Washington (9-11) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to Milwaukee on Friday.
Coming up next, the Nuggets square off with the Utah Jazz, who are 4-18 on the year. The Wizards match up with the Atlanta Hawks, currently 11-10 this season. The Nuggets have a 1-0 record against Utah this season. The Wizards have a 1-0 record against Atlanta this season.
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