The Wizards Blew How Big of a Lead to Who Now? And on a FOUR-POINT Play?!

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The Wizards Blew How Big of a Lead to Who Now? And on a FOUR-POINT Play?!

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The Washington Wizards were on the VERY wrong side of history last night.

Despite once being up by 35 points in the 2nd quarter – and 30 at the halfway mark – Bradley Beal and Co. walked off the court with their 25th loss of the season. Yup, that’s right, a Los Angeles Clippers team without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George stormed all the way back to take the lead with 1.9 seconds left on a ridiculous 4-point play by Luke Kennard.

https://twitter.com/espn/status/1486171088073592836?s=20

According to ESPN Stats & Info and Sportsnet Stats, that is tied for the 2nd-largest comeback effort in the play-by-play era (1996-97), matching the Kings come back over the Bulls in 2009 (let’s not talk about that). The largest comeback in the play-by-play era came back in 1996 by the Utah Jazz.

ESPN also shared that teams were now 2-16,239 over the past 20 seasons when trailing by 7+ points with 20 seconds to go.

I hope the Wizards had plenty of trash bins in the locker room because I don’t know how you stomach that kind of loss. The team started the year as one of the hottest in the Eastern Conference, but they have plummeted since to the 10th spot with a record of 23-25. Washington has now lost four games in a row as they embark on one of their tougher stretches of the season with games against the Grizzlies, Bucks, 76ers, Suns, Heat, and Nets up next.

Good luck!



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.