The Pelicans finish 0-3 on their three game road trip and have lost four straight games.
Anthony Davis finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds but was held scoreless for the fourh quarter. In fact, the Pelicans did not score for the final six minutes of the game.
The Wizards, led by John Wall with 24 points and 13 assists, extended their home winning streak to a league high 17 games.
Washington jumped out to an early 14-2 lead to start the game.The Pelicans had four turnovers in the first two minutes of the game.
Pelicans’ Head Coach Alvin Gentry attributed the loss to costly turnovers.
New Orleans eventually fought back to take a 91-90 lead on a Tyreke Evans’ three-pointer with 5:50 left to go in the game. It was the Pelicans’ final points of the game.
The Pelicans outshot the Wizards 54% to 44% during the first three quarters but was held to just 19% in the 4th quarter.
Markieff Morris scored 18 points and all of the Wizards’ starters scored in double digits for the 19th game this season.
Jrue Holiday had a near triple-double as he finished with 13 points, and a season-high 10 rebounds and 8 assists.
The Pelicans now are 4 games back of the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoff picture.