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NBA scores: Wizards lose 20th game of season

The Washington Wizards can find no cure for their season's ails, losing two games this week to fall to 3-20 on the season.


The Washington Wizards find themselves 3-20 this season after dropping two games this week. The first game they lost was a 100-95 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards' fourth loss in the extra period this season.

In that game, Hawks guard Louis Williams scored 24 points off the bench despite only shooting 6 of 18 from the field. Forward Josh Smith, guards Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague all scored in double figures for the Hawks. As for the Wizards, guard Jamal Crawford led all scorers with 27 points with five three-pointers and managed a triple double with 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Center Nene and rookie guard Bradley Beal added 18 and 17 points respectively.

In Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic, the Wizards lost 90-83. Beal was out for this game because of a sore back. Nene poured in 20 points and Crawford scored 19. Forwards Cartier Martin and Martell Webster both scored 11 points. Magic guard J.J. Redick led the Magic with 17 points while guards E'Twaun Moore and Arron Afflalo added 15 points.

The Wizards next play the front end of a home and home series against the Detroit Pistons on Friday with tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Detroit. The two teams will play again on Saturday in D.C.