Argentina national team fans celebrate in Buenos Aires (from YouTube)
"A very frustrating evening," was how Washington coach Wes Anseld summed up the Wizards' tenth straight loss, 119:117 in Los Angeles against the Lakers and LeBron James.
Washington got back Bradley Beal (who scored 29 points after missing six games), met the Lakers without Anthony Davis (who will be out for several weeks), and still went down defeated.
In a situation of equality 117:117, with 17 seconds left on the clock, the Lakers went on the attack.
LeBron James, in another impressive evening that included 33 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists, held the ball.
Danny Avdia ran to him for a double guard and attacked him, already managed to steal the ball from him but was unable to control him while he was lying on the floor, and so LeBron was able to get the ball back, and found Thomas Bryant who was free after Avdia went for the double team.
"We went on a move trying to get the ball out of LeBron's hand," said the coach of Washington, which already led 98:102 with 6 minutes left, but suffered a 13th loss in its last 14 games, "We already took the ball out of his hand and then we missed it, the ball He was already free, and we just couldn't get hold of him."
NBC also agreed that this was a symbolic moment in Washington's season: "A failed move that led to a winning move. That's how things have been going for Washington lately."
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In any case, for Avdia it was quite a disappointing game, when Lila after recording a double-double against the Clippers this time was satisfied with 21 minutes in which he provided 8 points and 3 rebounds.
Even when he made a three-pointer, he was immediately hit by a fast basket on the other end from Russ to Westbrook, which left him frustrated.
By the way, on social networks, Washington journalists mentioned Avdia tonight, when the Israeli lit the first Hanukkah candle before the game.
Also, according to the journalist Eva Wallace from "Washington Post", "I have never heard Danny Abdia shout louder than his shouts at Will Burton now, in a debate where he claimed that Maradona is more popular in the world than Michael Jordan".