A 9-2 lead stalls for the Wizards because of consecutive bad passes, from Nene and John Wall, and the Golden State Warriors are soon able to get on top of the first quarter.
The Wizards didn't help their chances of beating the Warriors by turning the ball over 26 times.
The Wizards have been through lows before, but in the last two seasons it hasn't been this much of a lull -- at least not so obvious to the naked eye.
Playing well for two quarters -- two more than they played in a 38-point loss in the Wizards' previous game -- can be seen as something to build on but it's hardly enough even to beat the Detroit
Can the Wizards make it three in a row? After Monday's 96-80 rout of the Orlando Magic, who lost the season series 4-0, the Wizards (33-20) have one more game before the All-Star break.