For the second straight game, the Wizards came out and competed well against a superior opponent from the Western Conference. On Friday night, however, Washington would run out of gas in the second half and fall to the Denver Nuggets 108-104. Denver tries to blitz you, constantly attacking with a deep rotation full of speed. The Wizards held their own through the first half, shooting better than 50 percent from the floor and pouring in 63 points in 24 minutes.
But Denver immediately regained control at the start of the second half, jumping back on top. Washington fought back in it, but a slew of sloppy possessions down the stretch cost them. Nick Young led the Wizards with 25 points, while John Wall added a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists. Jordan Crawford hit some threes early, and finished with 18 but took some bad shots in the fourth quarter.
Washington will have Saturday off before the Boston Celtics visit Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. The Wizards played the aging Celts tough earlier this season in Boston, so here's hoping they can get their third win of the season.
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