WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC 4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz looked like they were still on break.
In their first game after the all-star break, the Jazz committed a season-high 23 turnovers in a 103-89 loss to the Washington Wizards, dropping them back into 9th place in the Western Conference, percentage points behind the Houston Rockets for the final playoff spot.
Marcin Gortat scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while John Wall added 17 points and 11 assists to lead the Wizards.
Rescheduled from January 23rd because of a snowstorm, the game was the first of three straight for Washington. The Jazz begin a stretch of three games in four nights.
Bradley Beal and Nene each scored 16 points for the Wizards.
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 19, while Rodney Hood added 18.
Trey Burke, the subject of trade rumors, struggled mightily, scoring just two points on 1 of 8 shooting. Raul Neto also had trouble on the offensive end, making just 1 of 5 shots.
Derrick Favors battled early foul trouble and scored just 11 points. As a team, the Jazz made just 40 percent of their shots.
Utah now comes home to host Boston Friday at 8:30 p.m.