All That Jazz

Updated: January 26, 2014

Maybe the Wizards just weren’t meant to have a winning record. Washington lost at Utah 104-101 on Saturday night, the tenth straight time they have lost attempting to move over the .500 mark. This is nothing news for the Wiz, as the futility dates all the way back to the 2009-2010 season. It’s the fourth straight time the Jazz have beaten the Wizards, yet Utah still maintain the worst record (15-29) in the Western Conference. Despite the loss, Washington (21-22) remains the third best on the road in the Eastern Conference (11-11).

The Wizards led most of the way, until the Jazz went on a 13-2 run late in the third period to tie things up at 75-apiece. Trevor Ariza led Washington with 23 points, as all five Wizards starters scored in double figures. Enes Kanter who has really been playing well of late, led the Jazz with 24 points and five rebounds off the bench. A lack of depth really hurt the Wizards, outscored 52-18 by the Jazz reserves.

TELLING STAT: Deserved All-Star point guard John Wall had as many turnovers (4) as he did assists (4), field goals (4) and free throws (4).

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Washington takes a couple of days off, then completes their west coast road swing with a Tuesday night game at the Warriors and a Wednesday night tip at the Clippers.

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