The Washington Wizards were outscored by 18 points in the second half, as a three point Washington lead at haltime turned into a 100-85 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs to close out the preseason.
A caveat to the result is that Washington rested several key players in advance of the season opener. John Wall, Nene, Emeka Ofakor, Kevin Seraphin, Jannero Pargo and Trevor Ariza were the six Wizard players who never left the bench. Manu Ginobili was the only regular sitting out for the Spurs.
A.J. Price and Jan Vesely scored 13 points each to lead Washington. Earl Barron added a double double with 12 points and ten rebounds, while Jordan Crawford added 11, but on a woeful 4-12 shooting. Trevor Booker had a nice all around game with ten points, five rebounds, and three assists in 20 minutes. Rookie Bradley Beal was held scoreless in 19 minutes of action. As a team, the Wizards only shot 37%.
San Antonio had six players score in double figures, with Tim Duncan netting 16 points and 13 rebounds. Stephen Jackson also added 16, while Tony Parker added 14.
Washington finishes the preseason with a record of 3-4. They open the preseason on Tuesday night against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.