WASHINGTON -- Just as John Wall and the Wizards were seemingly taking steps in the right direction, Washingtons defense melted down against the Heat in Miami.Now Wall and company must open a three-game homestand against a Charlotte Hornets squad that typically gets the job of guarding their opponents done right.The Wizards (9-14) fell 112-101 Monday night in Miami despite 59 points combined from Wall and Bradley Beal. The Heat, who entered the game 28th in scoring, used the pick-and-roll prowess of guard Goran Dragic and big man Hassan Whiteside to befuddle Washington. Dragic scored a season-high 34 points as Miami shot 51 percent from the field and outscored Washington 31-19 in the fourth quarter.It was just a back-and-forth game going into the fourth quarter, Wall said. We kept chipping away and making runs, but when we got those stops we needed we didnt convert on the other end. That kind of hurt us.This struggle came after back-to-back stingy defensive efforts for the Wizards, who held the Milwaukee Bucks without a point for over four minutes late in the fourth quarter of a 110-105 home victory Saturday. Washington had won two straight and three of four before Mondays setback.I think well figure it out, Beal said of the defensive issues. From here on out, its a learning lesson. Never really dealt with the four-man or five, at the time, playing pick-and-roll and handling the ball, playing small the way they were. We just have to find a will to win. Thats all it is at the end of the day. We just got to do whatever it takes to get the win.Typically, the Hornets, sixth overall in field goal percentage defense (43.8), use their defense for success. Their 110-94 road loss at the Indiana Pacers on Monday was not one of those nights. The Pacers sank 17 of 36 from 3-point range and pulled away in the fourth quarter behind 22 points from All-Star Paul George.They started the fourth quarter on like an 8-2 or 10-2 run, and then Paul George just took over at the end, just like he did in their game Saturday night, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. Our coverage on George really wasnt bad. I mean, he is a terrific player and a tough cover.It was also tough for the Hornets to make any shots. Charlotte shot 33 percent from the field in its second straight loss after three wins in a row.We just missed a lot of open shots, forward Nic Batum said, Those are shots we are used to making. This is a good team on defense, but still, we missed some open shots we need to make. We actually had the lead in the third quarter, and we have to keep it.Kemba Walker scored a season-low 12 points in the loss, well below his season average of 22.8. Its possible another rough night is on deck for the point guard. Walker averaged 18.3 points in four games against Washington last season, but shot only 39.4 percent from the field.The Wizards and Hornets split four games last season. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Cody-Latimer-Jersey/
. Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Garett-Bolles-Jersey/
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. Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Jamaal-Charles-Jersey/
. Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw wont pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Kershaw will not come off the disabled list for the three-game set that began Tuesday night.Its still uncertain when the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner will be activated. The left-hander has been out since June 27 because of mild disk herniation. He felt discomfort after a throwing session on Saturday.The next day he didnt feel great, Roberts said. At that point in time that let us know we needed to be a little more on the cautious side.dddddddddddd ... Right now, with Clayton, I dont know if it is a step back, but were going to let the back pain subside and see where it goes.Kershaw is 11-2 with an NL-leading 1.79 ERA.We were hopeful to have something on the calendar, but obviously with the back you need to be extra sensitive, Roberts said. As it stands right now, he is back in Los Angeles resting, flat on his back, not playing catch. Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap
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