Wiz Lose Price, Fall To Warriors
by Al Galdi
Dec 10, 2012 -- 10:33am

Wizards lose to Golden State 101-97 on Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012).

The Facts:

1.    The Wiz fell to 2-15 overall and 2-7 at home.

The Negatives:
1.    The Wiz were outrebounded, 57-37.

2.    The Wiz went just 14-for-23 on free throws.

3.    Forward Jan Vesely (YAHN VEH-seh-lee), the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, did not play due to coach’s decision for a third consecutive game

4.    Center Emeka Okafor started but played for just 11:34.  He had no rebounds and two points on 1-of-2 shooting.

5.    Guard/forward Martell Webster went 1-for-5 on threes, 2-for-5 on twos and just 2-for-4 on free throws in 24:53 as a starter.  He finished with nine points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

6.    Forward/center Nene (neh-NAY) went 3-for-9 from the field and 3-for-5 on free throws in 20:03 off the bench.  He finished with nine points, six rebounds and three assists.

7.    Rookie guard Bradley Beal went 1-for-6 on threes, 5-for-11 on twos and 4-for-6 on free throws in 40:26 as a starter.  He finished with 17 points, six assists, six rebounds and two steals.

8.    Forward Chris Singleton went 4-for-11 from the field in 35:29 as a starter.  He finished with 10 points and four rebounds but did register a team-best plus-minus rating of plus-five.

9.    Point guard Shaun Livingston had a plus-minus rating of minus-10 in 14:16 off the bench.  He went 0-for-1 from the field and finished with no points, one assist versus one turnover and two rebounds.

The Positives:
1.    The Wiz committed eight turnovers to the Warriors’ 19.

2.    The Wiz shot 42.5 percent from the field.

3.    The Wiz held the Warriors to a respectable 43.2-percent shooting.

4.    Guard Jordan Crawford went 4-for-9 on threes and 4-for-8 on twos and finished with 22 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 34:57 off the bench.  He did go just 2-for-4 on free throws.

5.    Forward/center Kevin Seraphin (SEHR-uh-fihn) had 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting and five rebounds in 28:50 off the bench.  He did have a team-best plus-minus rating of minus-11.

6.    Forward Cartier Martin went 2-for-3 on threes and 3-for-3 on twos and finished with 14 points and two rebounds in 25:14 off the bench.

Injury/Absence/Roster Update:
1.    Point guard A.J. Price started but suffered a broken right hand in the first quarter and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

2.    Forward Trevor Ariza did not play for a second consecutive game due to a left calf strain.

3.    Forward Trevor Booker did not play for an eighth consecutive game due to a right knee strain.

4.    Point guard John Wall missed a 17th consecutive game due to a stress injury to his left patella.



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