The Washington Wizards and Danny Abdia hoped to break the “San Antonio Curse” tonight (Monday through Tuesday) and defeat the Spurs in Texas for the first time after 21 straight losses (!). But the Wizards, despite not a bad start to the game, once again lost to San Antonio, this time 116: 99 and will hope to stop the embarrassing streak that began in 1999 in the next meeting between the two in Texas. Danny Abdia, who scored seven points in the previous game against Dallas, finished this time with just two and four rebounds.
Abdia, who came on to play in the middle of the first quarter and was again required to keep the rival star, this time Jonathon Marie, was unable to assist Washington on the offensive side and after just four minutes went down to the bench again without scoring. He played 21 minutes, finished with 1 of 6 from the field (0 of 3 off the arc), picked up four rebounds and this time finished without an assist, steal or block.
Washington, who came into the game after two straight wins, opened the second half well and even climbed to a double-digit lead, before Marie led a formidable San Antonio comeback, including a 7:22 run that effectively closed out the tackle story.
Marie finished with 22, ten rebounds and eight assists for the winner while Derrick White assisted him with 24 points. For the loser, all five players scored in double digits; Bradley Bill finished with 18 on 8 of 21 from the field and contributed eight assists, Cantebius Caldwell Pop added 17 and Spencer Dinwidi scored 16.