Wall complains about fouls, Wiz lose on Friday again

Ben Krimmel
December 01, 2018 - 12:30 pm

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The Wizards must really hate playing on Fridays. 

Scott Brooks' charges have trotted out to play six times this year on Friday nights. They have lost all six times.

The Wiz, who have struggled to play well no matter the day of the week, fell to 8-14 on the season with a disappointing 123-98 loss in Philadelphia. 

“They outplayed us,” Brooks said after the game. 

John Wall, who has spent much of the year beefing with NBA referees and ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, received his fifth technical foul of the year in the second quarter.

Fred Katz tweeted: "John Wall isn't in the best mood tonight."

Wall's mood did not improve after the game.

When asked if the refs gave him an explanation for the technical, Wall replied: "How many free throws did I shoot today?"

The answer: two. 

"There's your answer," Wall said. "I got a tech for clapping my hands."

“I have nothing to say to them. I have nothing to say to them,” Wall said about NBA officials. “I have no respect for them. Simple as that. I get the same excuse every time. Just because I’m stronger than everybody I don’t get those calls. I have no respect for them. They do their job. I do my job. I have nothing to say about them or nothing nice to say towards them.”

"We’re having trouble getting off to a good start," Brooks said. "We couldn't get anything going."

After the game, Nick Ashooh went with the "poop emoji." 

Fortunately for Wall and the Wizards, there is no game next Friday.

Twenty-two games down, 60 remaining in the 2018-19 season.

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