Wizards vs. Bobcats recap: Washington goes cold in 92-76 loss to Charlotte

Streeter Lecka

The Wizards fell to 0-6 on the season, shooting less than 30 percent from the field in a blowout in Charlotte.

The Washington Wizards fell to 0-6 on the season in what was their most disappointing performance yet -- a 92-76 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. It was the first of four meetings between the two Southeast Division clubs and, aside from the first quarter, the Bobcats took it to Randy Wittman's team. Charlotte got out in transition in the second quarter to put 29 points up on the board. That was compounded by an ice-cold stretch from the floor for Washington, leading to a 12-point quarter and 13-point deficit at the half.

Washington hit another cold stretch to end the game, as the Bobcats made it a full-on blowout in the final 10 minutes of the fourth. Charlotte went on a 16-2 run until a Trevor Ariza steal and transition dunk ended a more than nine-minute stretch without a made Wizards field goal.

Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was extremely active on the wing, working in transition and also crashing the paint and hitting the glass. Kidd-Gilchrist scored 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Bradley Beal, who went one pick behind MKG, was just one of 11 from the floor for eight points.

Ariza was the only Wizards player in double figures, scoring 19 points on 18 shots. The extremely ugly second- and fourth-quarter stretches were a large part of the team's sub-30 percent mark from the field. Washington was also five of 31 from behind the arc.

It was the first time the Bobcats won back-to-back games since April of 2011, and is their first win over the Wizards in their last six tries. Washington will have little time to regroup, as they now head off to Dallas for a game on Wednesday night against the Mavericks.

For more on this game, check out the postgame interviews with Randy Wittman, A.J. Price, and Trevor Ariza courtesy of our content partners at Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

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