NBA wrap: Wizards gets in scuffle, shows no fight in blowout loss to Hornets

The Wizards allowed the Hornets to score a franchise record for points in a half (77) and in regulation (133) in Wednesday's loss.

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) looks to drive to the basket as he is defended by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.   -  USA TODAY Sports

After a game in which the Wizards allowed the Hornets to score a franchise record for points in a half (77) and in regulation (133), guard Bradley Beal could only describe head coach Scott Brooks' demeanor in one way.

Brooks was "pissed."

The Wizards fell to the Hornets 133-109 in an effort Brooks could only call into question.

"They’re making shots. We’re helping them make shots. It’s unacceptable the way we competed," Brooks told reporters after the game. "We’re going to have change some things and make sure we’re all going to compete. If not we’re going to have to find guys who are going to compete.”

The only time the Wizards seemingly showed any fight in this game came in the fourth quarter when reserve guard Tim Frazier nearly came to blows with Hornets backup Michael Carter-Williams.

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Frazier was so infuriated he had to be held back by officials and his own coaches. The 6-1 guard was ejected after just three minutes on the court.

Beal led all scorers with 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting.


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