Washington shoots 19% from three in loss to Charlotte

The Washington Wizards fall to 10-4 with tonight’s loss to the Hornets in Charlotte. The Charlotte Hornets came into tonight’s game 7th in the east, while the Wizards set atop at number 1.

 

The Wizards simply couldn’t buy a bucket from behind the arch, and that’s the main reason for tonight’s loss. The Wizards finished the game shooting 19% from the three point line, their lowest shooting percentage from deep since the first game of the season. It’s rare for an NBA team to shoot this low from deep and finish with a win, so the loss wasn’t surprising to me.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 17: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards attempts a jump shot during the first half of their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on November 17, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The Wizards put up 90 shots in tonight’s game versus the Hornets and 42 of those were from deep. If the shots were falling, the Wizards were leaving Charlotte with a win, but as you all know, what-ifs don’t count.

 

What was most surprising to me was that the Wizards continued to shoot the ball from deep, even though it was an off night. Their inability to adjust mid-game was very unusual compared to how this team has been playing so far this season.

 

The Wizards have back-to-back games and are in Miami tomorrow to take on the Heat. Hopefully, this was just an off night and the Wizards can get back on track tomorrow.