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NBA: Beal embarrassed by Wizards collapse

Bradley Beal says Washington Wizards' 116-115 defeat at home to Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday was "embarrassing" after they blew a 35-point lead.

The Clippers are 33/1 to win the NBA Championship outright, while the Wizards are 33/1 to win the Southeast Division.

Wizards squander strong lead

Washington held a 66-31 lead towards the end of the second quarter but a second half collapse saw them slip to defeat.

The Wizards led by six points with less than 10 seconds left but Luke Kennard drained a 32-foot three-pointer. Kennard then scored another three-pointer inside the final two seconds, drawing a foul in the process, to tie the game and made the free throw to seal the win for the Clippers and complete a remarkable comeback - the second biggest comeback in NBA history.

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Beal rues Washington collapse

Beal was left disappointed by the defeat and he says Washington have some soul searching to do over the next few days before they return to action at Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

"I really was sitting for the last 10 to 15 minutes trying to figure it out and I have no words - besides embarrassing," Beal said of how Washington blew such a commanding lead, via NBC Sports. "I don't know."

"For whatever reason we were lax, like we could just flip on the switch and be great. We haven't proved that all year. But for whatever reason, we go back into this shell of thinking we can flip on this switch into the third and early fourth and it kicks us in the foot every single time. You give them life, they're going to have confidence. There's no other way of putting that. We've gotta be dogs. You gotta have heart. You can't teach that stuff."

He added: "What kind of team are we trying to be? I think that's my biggest question to all of us as a unit. Who are we trying to be? Either we want to be a winning team or we don't. We've got a couple days to figure it out [until the trip to Memphis]. It doesn't stop."

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