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“So, if we can space the floor, and we have shooters just like they do, there are some lessons to be had in a game like this.”

But while the lessons continue, the frustration of losing continues for the Wizards.

Perhaps the final indignity came in the final minute of the game, when half the Verizon Center crowd stood and applauded the visitors, and shouted “Lets Go Knicks!” as the Wizards lowered their heads and headed toward the tunnel.