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Wizards Apparently Allergic to Going Over .500

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Wizards Apparently Allergic to Going Over .500

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The 22-22 Washington Wizards lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday by a 110-103 score, dropping to 22-23 on the season.

It was the seventh time this season that the Wizards have blown an opportunity to have more wins than losses:

  1. Oct. 30 v. Detroit (Game 1): 113-102
  2. Dec. 6 v. Milwaukee (Game 19): 109-105 in overtime
  3. Jan. 1 v. Dallas (Game 29): 87-78
  4. Jan. 18 v. Detroit (Game 39): 104-98
  5. Jan. 22 v. Boston (Game 41): 113-111 in overtime
  6. Jan. 25 v. Utah (Game 43): 104-101
  7. Jan. 29 v. Los Angeles (Game 45): 110-103

Washington's allergic reaction to being a winning team dates back several years; the Wizards have not won a game to go over .500 since Oct. 31, 2009. Gilbert Arenas scored 32 points and Andray Blatche contributed a career-high 30 as the 1-1 Wizards improved to 2-1 in a 123-104 win over the New Jersey Nets at Verizon Center.

Since then, the Wizards have lost 11 straight games when they can go over .500.


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