ORLANDO – That's frustration.
John Wall watched a three-pointer stagger across the net and slump his shoulders.
Markieff Morris contradicts a three-second injury that has led to sales, and directed a spell at an official.
Bradley Beal turned and walked away, expressionless, after seeing Dwight Howard lose possession.
On Friday night, the collective body language of the Washington Wizards told the story of the team that lost 117-108 to Orlando Magic. The wizards looked frustrated. With the sloppy moments that generated 29 points for the magic sales. With the term two free throws for an attacking guard were achieved. And most of all, they looked frustrated.
Her sighs and groans may seem dumb, but strengthen after poor defensive possession. Washington dropped the Magic in 15 attempts in the first half of the three-point arc for eight brands.
The way they look at each other when someone makes a mistake may be fleeting, but those dead eyes become the official face of the Wizards.
"I think we need to stay away from all the negative activity," Jeff Green said. "Focus on the things we can control, and as I said, energy and effort. And if we continue this way, we will probably come out of this hole. "
The problem is that the assistants show the energy, the effort – and the chemistry – of a 2-9 team, and the hole they dug out only seems to get worse.
After the game, Green talked for a while while voicing his thoughts on the body language of the team.
"It's just negative energy that's in the air. Can we control that? Yes. How can we get out of this? Continue to the next game, "said Green. "It was just so many games of frustration and I think we allow ourselves to come to us, but we have shown our promise today. We fought. For me, we can move forward from tomorrow. "
While it is true, the Wizards drew 2:30 to 106-105 after having retraced 25 points – a positive sign of a desperate team – and the All-Star guards spent their legs in the second half, to catch up.
"It's never good. I mean, you're wasting all your energy, "Wall said after the Wizards' second direct game, when they had to come out of a deficit of more than 20 points. "At the end of the game [the opponents’] Legs are good. They are able to take difficult shots, even though we had a great opportunity to look good. "
Both Beal and Wall recorded 42 minutes on the first night of a back-to-back set just because the Wizards needed so badly a win and coach Scott Brooks went with a lineup, some lineup that showed signs of a pulse.
The small group consisting of Wall, Beal and Austin Rivers, who became the team's best individual defender, created Kelly Oubre Jr. and Green, who collected steals, scored in the break and found their three-point goal (4 of 8) outside the arch). After Wall had forced the Wizards with a shot to a hit within one, however, successive defensive Gaffes led to the decisive run of Orlando.
Although Wall mentioned the disadvantage of having to watch the whole game for a long time, he did not blame the fatigue for his three blown-up leggings towards the end of the game.
While Wall took over responsibility for shortening its base journey, D.J. Playing Augustin's tripled triple at 2:11, he insisted he would not get a call on his next try.
The magical center of Nikola Vucevic is not known as a gun blocker, but was credited with stuffing Wall on the trip. Not so, said Wall. Vucevic stumbled, and Wall noticed after the game that the moment was still bothering him.
"I find it unbelievable that I can go to the basket so many times and shoot only two free throws," said Wall. "Always get an excuse when I attack the basket, but when it comes to anyone else in this league, it seems like it's never been that."
When he dressed in front of his stall, Wall began to become frustrated.
"Vucevic stumbled on me," Wall said, then repeated a conversation with an officer. "And he said," I did not see him. You just missed the layup. "Do not get me wrong. If it's a great defense, I'll pay tribute to the guys. But it is unbelievable how I attack the basket and I only get two free throws. I am not a ski shooter. I can take pictures. I'll do that. But it's frustrating because you look at certain guys and see who they are? Or what do they do that they receive those calls. So it's always an excuse for me. "
After venturing over the officers, Wall was asked if he noticed that teammates were frustrated with each other. Wall denied it, but as he continued to explain his point, his words indicated more frustration.
"Nah, we're just trying to keep everyone there to keep our heads up and stay positive," Wall said. "We just have to come out and compete. That's all you can do. One thing, I said, is that you can neither preach nor teach effort or love of the heart. You have to go out there and do that. Until we find everyone in this locker room who wants to commit to the defensive end, it starts with me and everyone else, we'll stay in that hole. "
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