Washington’s second-half comeback was all for naught as Lou Williams hits a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining as the Clippers win, 113-112. Lou Williams scored a game-high 35 points as the Wizards’ losing streak in Los Angeles against the Clippers is now stretched to nine games.
After a little bit of a rough patch, Otto Porter had a bounce-back game with 27 points on 10-16 shooting. Bradley Beal scored just two points in the first half but came alive in the second half with 23 points.
Ian Mahinmi and Mike Scott scored 14 and 22 points respectively, both season-highs.
This was definitely a tough one for Washington to lose, dropping them to 2-2 on the road trip.
Mike Scott has his best game of the season
Mike Scott turned in his best performance as a Wizard tonight with 22 points on 9-11 shooting. Scott came into the game with a streak of connecting on eight-straight field goals and was able to stretch that to 12 as he made his first four shots of the game
Not only was Scott hitting tough mid-range jumpers like he often does –
he was terrific from three-point range connecting on 3-4 attempts including one right in front of the Clippers bench as Washington regained the lead late in the fourth quarter.
This game solidified Scott’s role as the second-best player off the bench and with Markieff Morris struggling, it’ll be interesting to see what happens at the power forward position.
A bounce-back game for Otto Porter
After a mini rough patch, Otto Porter had a nice bounce-back game tonight with a team-high 27 points. Porter connected on his first three three-pointers tonight and sparked an early 13-2 lead for Washington.
Otto came up big for Washington down the stretch as he too, hit a three-pointer right in front of the Clippers bench to give Washington the lead only the follow that up with a sky-high floater over DeAndre Jordan as it looked like Washington might close this one out.
Let’s hope this game officially got Otto out of his scoring funk.
Free-throw shooting comes back to haunt the Wizards
Washington was awful from the line going 15-23 (65 percent) this afternoon. Ian Mahinmi was 6-6 from the charity stripe tonight while the rest of the team was just 9-17.
With the Wizards up, 109-105, Tomas Satoransky had a chance to ice the game as he was at the free-throw line with under a minute remaining; but he missed them both.
Washington lost this game by one and missed eight free throws. You do the math.
- Washington hasn’t beaten the Clippers in Los Angeles since 2008.
- Kelly Oubre Jr. was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action.
- Satoransky, Scott, and Mahinmi outscored their counterparts in Frazier, Morris, and Gortat, 47-13.
Washington heads to Brooklyn Tuesday evening hoping to end the road-trip with a winning record.