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Final Score: The Spurs fall to Wall and the Wizards, 101-93

Just when it looked like the Spurs were about to go on a winning run they ran into a good Washington team and came up short in crunch time.

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In disappointing fashion, the Spurs dropped another winnable game in the nation's capital on the first night of a back-to-back. John Wall was unstoppable for the first two quarters and the Wizards found an unlikely fourth quarter hero in Kevin Seraphin. The two Wizards combined for 42 points on 23 shots and had separate runs where they were the best player on the floor. Seraphin also chipped in eight boards and Wall tallied eight helpers to get their team a quality win.

Like many NBA games, this one was full of runs by both teams but unfortunately for the good guys, the Wizard's 13-2 run late in the fourth gave them full control of the game and the win. Manu Ginobili helped them out with three turnovers between the 2:35 and 1:03 marks of the fourth quarter. In addition to Bad Manu, the rest of the Spurs went cold late in the game while the Wizards played aggressive defense and found enough to win.

The Spurs had a tough time shooting for most of the game and finished with a field goal percentage under 40 while the Wizards hit half of their threes and 49.3% of their shots overall. San Antonio also got beat up on the boards with the Wizards grabbing 48 to the Spurs' 34. San Antonio did take care of the ball for the most part and that kept them in the game until Manu in crunch time happened.

The good news is that the Spurs could have their full squad back by the end of the week. Getting Kawhi Leonard back will be huge for the Spurs.

Tim Duncan notched his 815th double-double with 11 and 12 in his 26 minutes. He passed Karl Malone and moved into 5th on the all-time list.

Your Spurs fall to 23-16 and remain in seventh in the West. They'll try again tomorrow night in Charlotte.

For the Wizards fan's perspective check out Bullets Forever.