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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Wizards ‘don’t quit’ after falling behind Bulls in Game 2

The Wizards held the Bulls to one field goal over the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter.

By Michael Lee  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 2: Postgame analysis

Bradley Beal and John Wall appear to move beyond their postseason jitters as Washington rallies to take a 2-0 series lead.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:41 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 2: Halftime Analysis

Wizards lead 56-49 after a hot start but the Bulls remain in contention behind strong rebounding.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 09:13 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round: Wizards at Bulls, Game 2 Open Thread

The Wizards aren’t satisfied with getting just one win in Chicago and hope to go back home with a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series.

By Michael Lee  |  09:13 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Randy Wittman makes the right moves in playoff coaching debut against Chicago

Coach Randy Wittman confronted some difficult challenges in Game 1 but made the right decisions to help the Wizards claim home-court advantage.

By Michael Lee  |  08:06 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ John Wall on series with Chicago: “We’re still the underdog in this situation”

The Wizards won’t allow themselves to be overconfident after taking Game 1 in Chicago.

By Michael Lee  |  04:56 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ Nene provides ‘intangibles’ with increased minutes in Game 1

In his first start in two months, Nene’s influence was felt on both ends of the floor as he dominated Chicago in 35 minutes - the most he has played since Feb. 11.

By Michael Lee  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza shows rare emotion, provides ‘steady’ production in Game 1

Aside from a rare show of emotion in the third quarter, Trevor Ariza scored a relatively quiet 18 points in the Wizards’ 102-93 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 1.

By Michael Lee  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Wizards-Bulls: Game 1 By the Numbers

Washington put together another strong shooting performance against the NBA’s best defensive team.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bulls, NBA playoffs, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Wizards’ Andre Miller, Nene lead fourth-quarter rally in Game 1 win over Chicago

With john Wall having difficulty scoring, Andre Miller came up huge in the second half and teamed with Nene to lead the Wizards to a 102-93 victory.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Chicago Bulls, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Wizards-Bulls: Game 1 Postgame Analysis

Wizards knock off Bulls 102-93 behind Nene’s game-high 24 points.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:56 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Wizards-Bulls: Game 1 Halftime Analysis

Wizards trail Bulls 54-48 at halftime behind Chicago’s 22 bench points.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:34 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round; Wizards vs Bulls: Game 1 Open Thread

For the first time since Feb. 23, Nene will start at power forward as the Wizards take on the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.

By Michael Lee  |  06:31 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Wizards vs Bulls: The matchups

The Wizards have the edge in several categories of their head-to-head matchups with the Chicago Bulls. Will they lead to a series victory?

By Michael Lee  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, NBA playoffs, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 10:36 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Aaron Rodgers rooting for Drew Gooden and the Wizards

Green Bay Packers QB has bond with Gooden that stretches back to his Milwaukee Bucks days.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:36 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Nene could start for Wizards in Game 1 against Chicago

The play of Wizards forward Nene, who missed six weeks with a knee injury, is critical to team’s chances of slowing down Joakim Noah and the BUlls

By Brandon Parker  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Wizards’ Andre Miller is hoping that the 10th time is the charm

Andre Miller has had a huge influence on the Wizards in his short stint but he is hoping that the team can help him finally win a playoff series in his 10th postseason trip.

By Michael Lee  |  09:42 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Wizards

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Bradley Beal plans to ‘have fun’ in his NBA playoff debut

The second-youngest player in the NBA postseason field has looked to his veteran teammates for advice.

By Michael Lee  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, NBA playoffs, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Wizards-Bulls NBA playoff series could be decided by battle in the paint

Marcin Gortat and Nene will look to match the physical play of Chicago’s leader in Joakim Noah.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Marcin Gortat, NBA playoffs, Nene, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Wizards lose tiebreaker, will send 18th pick to Phoenix

The Wizards lost a tiebreaker to the Brooklyn Nets and will send the 18th pick to Phoenix as part of the Marcin Gortat trade.

By Michael Lee  |  11:56 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat on underdog role: “Why would they pick us?”

The Wizards are heavy underdogs entering first-round playoff matchup with Chicago Bulls.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:58 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Chris Webber on losing to Chicago in 1997: ‘That was our moral victory’

With Washington and Chicago facing each other in the playoffs for the third time, Chris Webber reflected on the first matchup in 1997.

By Michael Lee  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Chris Webber, Washington Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Chicago Bulls: By the Numbers

The Wizards’ first-round opponent is both the NBA’s best defensive team and worst offensive unit.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman: ‘Mind-set is to go in there and win the series’

Despite recent lopsided loss to Chicago, Wizards enter first-round series with confidence.

By Michael Lee  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/17/2014

NBA playoff schedule: First round

WIzards clinch fifth seed, open at Chicago on Sunday night.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Wizards at Celtics: Game 82 Open Thread

The Wizards’ season could end in several different possibilities, but all that matters to them is that a win will ensure they’ll finish no worse than sixth and won’t face the Miami Heat in the first round.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Wizards

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Wizards’ Top 10 Moments of 2013-14 Regular Season

Here are 10 moments that helped propel the Wizards to their most successful season since 2008.

By Michael Lee  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Wizards gain momentum as Trevor Ariza recovers from flu, shooting slump

After failing to hit a three-pointer in three straight games, Wizards top shooter has hit seven of his last 11 tries.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 12:46 AM ET, 04/16/2014

With fifth seed in play, Wizards season finale has more importance

With the Brooklyn Nets losing on Monday to the New York Knicks, the Wizards have a legitimate chance to claim fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a win in Boston.

By Michael Lee  |  12:46 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Wizards

Posted at 09:16 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Wizards increase Nene’s minutes in preparation for playoffs

Nene logged 24 minutes in win against Miami, marking his highest total since returning from knee injury.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:16 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Wizards could still finish anywhere from fifth to seventh in Eastern Conference

Wizards had big win against Miami, but Bobcats made sure that the last day of regular season will still matter.

By Michael Lee  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Wizards

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Wizards vs. Heat: Game 81 Open Thread

Facing the LeBron-less Heat, Wizards seek first three-game win streak in a month.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:10 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, Wizards

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/14/2014

With or without LeBron, Wizards still motivated for Monday’s game

LeBron James might sit out Monday’s game at Washington but that won’t damper the Wizards’ drive.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, Wizards

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/13/2014

John Wall evolves in role as scoring point guard for the Wizards

In his fourth year, John Wall has posts career highs in scoring, assists and reaches the playoffs.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Wizards hold on to sixth place in Eastern Conference but fifth still possible

The Wizards are one game ahead of Charlotte for sixth place but trail Brooklyn by 1 games for fifth with two games remaining.

By Michael Lee  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Wizards

Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Ten-year-old Amaris Jackson inks one-day contract with Wizards

Young Wizards fan suffering from cancer spends a day as a member of her favorite team.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:48 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Wizards vs Bucks: Game 80 Open Thread

The Wizards problems have had difficulty with Milwaukee this season and will look to hold on to the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference without Nene.

By Michael Lee  |  06:50 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Milwaukee Bucks, Wizards

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 04/12/2014

Wizards ignore shooting woes, use defense to move back into sixth place

Washington didn’t allow offensive struggles to affect it on the defensive end in a win over Orlando.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 AM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Wizards at Magic: Game 79 Open Thread

The Wizards will try to snap a two-game slide and record a season sweep of the Orlando Magic.

By Michael Lee  |  06:54 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Orlando Magic, Wizards

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Wizards to sign 10-year-old point guard

Amaris Jackson will ink one-day contract with Wizards as part of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:10 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/11/2014

An opening for Wizards to claim the sixth seed?

The Charlotte Bobcats have the tiebreaker in the chase for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference but the Wizards might have caught a break with a recent injury to Kemba Walker.

By Michael Lee  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, John Wall, Kemba Walker, Wizards

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Wizards look to rediscover touch from three-point line

Despite being the NBA’s third-best three-point shooting team, the Wizards are just 9-for-50 from downtown in their last three games.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Booker was ‘flying around’ but sat in fourth quarter of Charlotte loss

Trevor Booker will likely see his role change when Nene fully returns to health, but he provided a lift in Wizards’ loss to Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Randy Wittman criticizes efforts of John Wall, Bradley Beal in Wizards’ loss

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman was disappointed with his team’s first half performance and questioned the effort of his young backcourt after loss to Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Charlotte Bobcats, John Wall, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Nene makes solid contribution in return to the Wizards

In his first action since Feb. 23, Nene scores 10 points in 17 minutes.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Wizards vs. Bobcats: Game 78 Open Thread

The No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs is up for grabs in tonight’s Wizards-Bobcats game.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Wizards hope to rekindle bench production as playoffs loom

Washington’s reserves have totaled just 34 points in their last two games

By Brandon Parker  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Bradley Beal, Drew Gooden, Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. reflects on second D-League stint

After helping the Iowa Energy earn a prime postseason spot, Rice Jr. returns to the Wizards in advance of the NBA playoffs.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Wizards’ John Wall on Charlotte Bobcats: “This is the biggest game”

John Wall flew to Texas to watch Kentucky lose in the NCAA title game but he returned early Tuesday to prepare for the Charlotte Bobcats.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Nene prepares to return to Wizards lineup after six-week layoff

Wizards forward makes first public comments since going down with a knee injury on Feb. 23.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:04 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Former Wizard Mitch Richmond elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Wizards guard Mitch Richmond’s stellar NBA career was recognized on Monday with his election into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Webber, Mitch Richmond, Wizards

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Wizards’ John Wall heads to Texas to support Kentucky in NCAA title game

Wall picked Kentucky to lose in the second round, but his “motivational” tactic has led him to Dallas, where he plans to watch the title game.

By Michael Lee  |  05:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Kentucky, Wizards

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Wizards still in fight for sixth, but seventh doesn’t look so scary with Indiana reeling

The Wizards have been adamant about avoiding the slipping below sixth in the East but does Indiana’s recent funk make seventh place more appealing?

By Michael Lee  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Wizards

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 04/06/2014

A lesson learned in defeat?

Coach Randy Wittman thinks that the Wizards can use their embarrassing loss to Chicago as lesson in what playoff basketball is all about.

By Michael Lee  |  08:45 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Wizards at Chicago Bulls: Game 77 Open Thread

On Polish Heritage night, Marcin Gortat and the Wizards will try to defeat the Chicago Bulls - a potential first-round playoff foe - for the third time this season.

By Michael Lee  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/05/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza overcomes illness to shut down injured Carmelo Anthony

Trevor Ariza helped shut down Carmelo Anthony as Wizards keep another top scorer in check.

By Michael Lee  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, Trevor Ariza, Wizards-Knicks

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Wizards’ Nene likely to come off the bench when he returns

The Wizards haven’t offered a target date for Nene’s return, but he is making progress and will likely start off in a reserve role.

By Michael Lee  |  09:34 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Wizards at Knicks: Game 76 Open Thread

Fighting to hold on to their current position, the Wizards face a red-hot New York Knicks team that has risen to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.

By Michael Lee  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Knicks, Wizards

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal back in New York, hoping for another Garden moment

Bradley Beal’s game-winning layup against the Knicks helped put the Wizards on the right track.

By Michael Lee  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Wizards now focused on claiming ideal playoff seed

Now that they have clinched, the Wizards are chasing Brooklyn and trying to hold off Charlotte in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

By Michael Lee  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Wizards

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. hears chants, gets rare chance to contribute

Rookie Otto Porter Jr. takes advantage of playing time late in Wizards’ playoff-clinching win.

By Michael Lee  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr., Wizards

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards realize work isn’t done after reaching ‘one of our goals’

The Wizards had some fun during after a game that clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 but more work remains.

By Michael Lee  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, NBA, playoffs, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Wizards vs Celtics: Game 75 Open Thread

As the Wizards attempt to clinch a playoff berth once again against Boston, they are encouraged that Bradley Beal has regained his shooting touch.

By Michael Lee  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Wizards

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Wizards still struggling to close with double-digit leads

Washington’s loss to Charlotte on Monday was its 11th defeat this season in which it’s led by at least 10 points.

By Michael Lee  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Wizards’ Al Harrington to his teammates: ‘We need one win’ to reach playoffs

In an attempt to relieve his teammates of the pressures of a playoff chase, Al Harrington reminded them that the postseason is just one win away.

By Michael Lee  |  09:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Bradley Beal, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Veterans show team how to play, then Wizards fail to finish in Charlotte

Andre Miller, Al Harrington and Drew Gooden lead an impressive second-quarter run in Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  01:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Bradley Beal, Drew Gooden, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Wizards at Bobcats: Game 74 Open Thread

The Wizards didn’t get any help from the New York Knicks on Sunday, so now they will have to clinch a playoff berth on their own in Charlotte - or hope the Knicks lose in Utah.

By Michael Lee  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Wizards

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014

With Trevor Ariza set to go, Wizards ready for critical game against Charlotte

With Trevor Ariza able to go, the Wizards are ready to play the first of two critical games.

By Michael Lee  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte Bobcats, Wizards

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Wizards’ magic number still at one after New York Knicks win

The Wizards needed Golden State to beat New York to clinch their first playoff berth since 2008, but the Knicks pulled out a stunning win in Oakland.

By Michael Lee  |  11:45 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golden State Warriors, NBA, New York Knicks, Wizards

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza uncertain about status for Charlotte

Trevor Ariza injured his left groin while slipping and falling on Wizards slippery court. The injury could force him to miss some time.

By Michael Lee  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Trevor Ariza, Wizards-Hawks

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Wizards vs Hawks: Game 73 Open Thread

Washington could lock up a postseason spot by the end of the weekend if it beats the Hawks tonight and the Knicks lose Sunday at Golden State.

By Michael Lee  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawks, NBA playoffs, Wizards, Wizards-Hawks

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Al Harrington provides steady influence for Wizards as playoffs loom

Fifteen-year veteran’s wisdom and play could prove key in Wizards’ playoff push.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Wizards-Pacers

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Wizards vs. Pacers Game 72 Open Thread

Washington looks to stop skid, notch first win against Indiana this season.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal: ‘You’ve got to keep shooting’

Bradley Beal has struggled to find his shooting form in recent weeks but he won’t use injuries as an excuse.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Former Maryland star Alex Len concerned over situation in his native Ukraine

The unrest in Ukraine has caused concern for former Maryland center Alex Len during his rookie season in Phoenix.

By Michael Lee  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Len, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Randy Wittman on Wizards: ‘We didn’t have any intensity’

Coach Randy Wittman was disappointed in the Wizards’ effort defensively in 99-93 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Wizards vs Suns: Game 71 Open Thread

The Wizards will go for their second straight season sweep of the Phoenix Suns with the Eastern Conference race getting tighter.

By Michael Lee  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Marcin Gortat says Wizards lack that killer instinct the Phoenix Suns possess

Marcin Gortat says his former team, the Phoenix Suns, has more of a killer instinct than the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Wizards’ Nene making progress, still expected to return in April

Nene hasn’t had any setbacks on his sprained left knee and still plans to return early next month.

By Michael Lee  |  05:07 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Wizards return home trying to forget miserable West Coast road trip

“We got to forget about it, to be honest with you,” Bradley Beal said of the Wizards’ 1-3 road trip.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Wizards punished for sloppy play in Denver

Poor ball management didn’t matter against the Lakers, but the Nuggets made Washington pay.

By Michael Lee  |  07:28 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Jan Vesely gets injured while helping Denver hurt Wizards’ playoff position

Jan Vesely scored 10 points before suffering a rib contusion as the Denver Nuggets beat his former team, 105-102.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets, Jan Vesely, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Wizards at Nuggets: Game 70 Open Thread

The Wizards and Nuggets will face each other for the first time since the trade deadline swap of Andre Miller for Jan Vesely.

By Michael Lee  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Nuggets, Wizards

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Wizards’ Al Harrington finding rhythm as he makes return to Denver

Al Harrington had an unfortunate knee surgery after his last season with the Denver Nuggets in 2011-12 and his career hasn’t been the same. He returns to Denver for the first time since being traded.

By Michael Lee  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Denver Nuggets, Wizards-Nuggets

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden fined $15,000 for “clamping” Nick Young’s arm

Drew Gooden’s punishment didn’t end with an ejection after his altercation with Nick Young in the Wizards win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On Saturday, the NBA fined him $15,000.

By Michael Lee  |  10:53 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young, Wizards

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat makes surprising return from back injury

Big man was considered questionable for Friday’s game with a strained lower back, but was okay after some some unorthodox treatment.

By Michael Lee  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2014

Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers get physical without fisticuffs

Late in the Wizards’ 117-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young and Drew Gooden got tangled up, leading to two ejections and two technical fouls.

By Michael Lee  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young, Wizards-Lakers

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Wizards at Lakers: Game 69 Open Thread

Marcin Gortat has returned from a back injury as the Wizards attempt to sweep the season series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  09:53 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Wizards

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat on back injury: “It’s not a big deal”

Gortat was a late scratch in Portland with a strained lower back but will attempt to come back in Los Angeles.

By Michael Lee  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Portland Trail Blazers, Wizards-Trail Blazers

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Wizards at Trail Blazers: Game 68 Open Thread

Marcin Gortat will miss his first game of the season with a lower back strain as the Wizards attempt to sweep season series against Portland for the second straight year.

By Michael Lee  |  09:47 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Portland Trail Blazers, Wizards

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden might abandon ‘the shrug’

Drew Gooden is amused that DeMarcus Cousins was upset by his shrugs in Sacramento but might come up with a new celebration.

By Michael Lee  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMarcus Cousins, Drew Gooden, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Wizards’ John Wall brings cherry blossom-themed Adidas gear to Portland

Before going head-to-head in Portland, all-stars John Wall and Damian Lillard came together to sell some flower-themed shoes for Adidas.

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adidas, Damian Lillard, John Wall, Portland Trail Blazers, Wizards

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Wizards get complacent, then stumble in overtime in Sacramento

Washington scrapped back from a 13-point deficit and built an 11-point lead, only to lose in overtime

By Michael Lee  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sacramento Kings, Wizards

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Wizards at Kings: Game 67 Open Thread

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins decided to return from a right knee injury to play spoiler in John Wall’s pursuit of a higher seed in the Eastern Conference.

By Michael Lee  |  08:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sacramento Kings, Wizards

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 03/18/2014

John Wall picks Kentucky to go out early in NCAA tournament

John Wall picked Kentucky to go out early in NCAA Tournament but said he used bracket to motivate his alma mater.

By Michael Lee  |  06:51 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Kentucky, NCAA Tournament, Wizards

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Wizards sign Drew Gooden for the remainder of the season

The veteran forward will stick around after averaging 8.1 points in eight games.

By Michael Lee  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Wizards veterans bring playoff intensity to mid-March

The Wizards’ playoff-tested, 30-something reserves brought physicality and sparked a fourth-quarter rally against Brooklyn.

By Michael Lee  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/16/2014

John Wall shows Wizards ‘are tough to beat’ when he’s engaged on both ends

John Wall had his eighth 30-point game of the season and shut down Brooklyn’s Deron Williams but was barely a topic of discussion afterward.

By Michael Lee  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Wizards vs. Nets: Game 66 Open Thread

The Wizards guard starts the important game vs. visiting Brooklyn despite a sprained ankle suffered the night before.

By Michael Lee  |  07:33 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Brooklyn Nets, Discussion Thread, Wizards-Nets

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Wizards’ Coach Randy Wittman on game with Brooklyn: “It’s going to be a war”

The Wizards are in fight with the Brooklyn Nets for the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Nets have had the best record in the East since Jan. 1.

By Michael Lee  |  04:39 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, Wizards

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Wizards refuse to surrender in Orlando

John Wall and Bradley Beal made big plays when it counted to help the Wizards pull out an overtime win over the Orlando Magic.

By Michael Lee  |  08:15 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Orlando Magic, Wizards-Magic

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Wizards at Magic: Game 65 Open Thread

The Wizards have been 0-for-Amway Center, losing seven straight games in Orlando dating back to Feb. 5, 2010.

By Michael Lee  |  06:24 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Orlando Magic, Wizards

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Wizards’ John Wall fined $15,000 for criticizing officals

John Wall was fined $15,000 for “directing inappropriate comments” toward NBA officials after the Wizards’ loss to Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 01:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014

As playoffs near, Wizards watch standings a bit closer

Washington hopes to avoid losing more ground in tightly contested Eastern Conference playoff race.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:31 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Marcin Gortat, Wizards hope to slow down Charlotte’s Al Jefferson again

Since struggling against the Wizards in January, Bobcats big man has been nearly unstoppable.

By Michael Lee  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden finding his groove after long layoff

With Nene and Kevin Seraphin out, Drew Gooden has scored in double-figures in his past three games to help solidify the Wizards’ bench.

By Michael Lee  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Even in defeat, Wizards like chances against Miami Heat

The Wizards are 1-2 against the Miami Heat but are confident that they could hang with two-time defending champion if the two teams met in the playoffs.

By Michael Lee  |  06:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Wizards at Heat: Game 63 Open Thread

The Wizards will try to win six consecutive road games for the first time since Michael Jordan led the team in December 2001.

By Michael Lee  |  07:23 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, Wizards

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Wizards ready for ‘tough game’ in Miami

The Wizards gave the Miami Heat its third-worst loss of the season when the teams met on Jan. 15 in Washington. They are expected a “tough game” in the rematch.

By Michael Lee  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Heat, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal delivers in the fourth quarter again

Bradley Beal had been waiting for another chance to come through for his team in the fourth quarter - and that opportunity arrived on Saturday in Milwaukee, where he scored 12 points in the final period.

By Michael Lee  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/09/2014

Wizards lacking killer instinct in Milwaukee

Washington looks complacent after building a huge first-half lead.

By Michael Lee  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Milwaukee Bucks, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Wizards at Bucks: Game 62 Open Thread

The Milwaukee Bucks have the NBA’s worst record but they are still a matchup problem for the Wizards, with the teams splitting two overtime games this season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:14 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Milwaukee Bucks, Wizards

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 03/08/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden not seeking payback in Milwaukee return

Drew Gooden played 151 minutes last season in Milwaukee and is anxious to get back to face his former team.

By Michael Lee  |  12:00 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014

No “drizzle” yet, but Wizards’ Drew Gooden ends lengthy scoring drought

Drew Gooden scored for the first time since April and contributed 12 points in Wizards win over Utah.

By Michael Lee  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Trevor Ariza moving up Wizards’ single-season three-point list

“The Flamethrower” is torching opponents from long range.

By Michael Lee  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Wizards vs. Jazz: Game 61 Open Thread

In franchise’s first playoff push in six years, the Wizards can’t help but check out the standings.

By Michael Lee  |  06:49 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Utah Jazz, Wizards

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Another March, another chance for Wizards’ John Wall to elevate his game

John Wall says he wouldn’t have won another Eastern Conference player of the week award without some help.

By Michael Lee  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Wizards’ Nene offers encouragement while sidelined with sprained left knee

Nene is back around the Wizards after being diagnosed with a sprained left knee but the team will continue to be without Kevin Seraphin. Martell Webster is probable against Utah.

By Michael Lee  |  10:30 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Otto Porter Jr. gets a rare opportunity, helps Wizards rally against Memphis

A bad break gave him a shot and a lucky shot provided a breakthrough for Otto Porter in loss to Memphis.

By Michael Lee  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr., Tayshaun Prince, Wizards

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Wizards vs Grizzlies: Game 60 Open Thread

The Wizards will try to win seven straight games for the first time since January 2005 when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at Verizon Center.

By Michael Lee  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Memphis Grizzlies, Wizards

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Wizards-Memphis Grizzlies will go on as scheduled

Poor weather in the District region will not lead to a postponement of Monday’s game against Memphis.

By Michael Lee  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Memphis Grizzlies, Wizards

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Wizards’ John Wall on Allen Iverson

John Wall was excited to be in Philadelphia on the night his favorite player, Allen Iverson, had his jersey retired.

By Michael Lee  |  12:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allen Iverson, John Wall, Philadelphia 76ers, Wizards

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Wizards at 76ers: Game 59 Open Thread

The Wizards are looking to spoil Allen Iverson’s jersey retirement ceremony and extend their season-high win streak to six games.

By Michael Lee  |  07:32 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  76ers, Wizards

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Wizards’ Chris Singleton makes most of long-awaited shot in win over Toronto

After starting the season on shelf with a foot injury, then rarely playing, Chris Singleton is finally getting his shot - and he came up with a huge performance in Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/28/2014

John Wall wants Wizards to stay on a roll

Wall finally reached 30 wins for the first time in his career but the work is far from done.

By Michael Lee  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Toronto Raptors, Wizards

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Wizards feel “drained” after hard-fought, triple overtime victory in Toronto

The Wizards gutted out the franchise’s first triple overtime game since Nov. 15, 1975.

By Michael Lee  |  08:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Toronto Raptors, Wizards-Raptors

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Wizards at Raptors: Game 58 Open Thread

With Kevin Seraphin sidelined, the Wizards are seeking their first win of the season against Toronto and first five-game win streak since closing the 2011-12 campaign on a six-game roll.

By Michael Lee  |  06:30 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Toronto Raptors, Wizards

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Drew Gooden to make Wizards debut: ‘I still believed I have some gas in the tank’

Veteran will likely get thrown into the fire quickly with Kevin Seraphin out against Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Wizards’ Al Harrington, Andre Miller providing stabilizing presence

Thirty-somethings Al Harrington and Andre Miller have helped provide a steadying presence for the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Wizards

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Drew Gooden ‘eager’ to make most of second swing with Wizards

When the Wizards acquired Gooden four years ago, he had no desire to play for a rebuilding team. The situations for both parties have changed since then.

By Michael Lee  |  06:02 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Wizards

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Wizards sharing, taking care of ball in February

The Wizards guaranteed their second winning month of the season with win over Orlando. The success has been as a result of better ball-movement and fewer turnovers.

By Michael Lee  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Wizards sign Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract

In need of front court depth with a banged up roster, the Wizards will add 11-year veteran Drew Gooden to the team on a 10-day contract.

By Michael Lee  |  08:12 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Wizards vs Magic: Game 57 Open Thread

The Wizards will be without Nene and Kevin Seraphin as they try to extend their winning streak to four games and go over .500 for the second time this season.

By Michael Lee  |  06:49 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Orlando Magic, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Wizards to lean on Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker with Nene sidelined

With Nene out for six weeks, the Wizards will lean more Kevin Seraphin and Trevor Booker but also look to fill their vacant roster spot, possibly with veteran Drew Gooden.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Wizards’ Nene has sprained MCL, will miss six weeks

After fearing that he could miss the rest of the season, the Wizards learned that Nene has a sprained MCL that will cost him six weeks.

By Michael Lee  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Wizards nervously await MRI exam results for Nene

Nene went down with a sprained left knee in the third quarter of the Wizards’ 96-83 win over Cleveland. The team now nervously awaits the MRI results.

By Michael Lee  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Al Harrington, Kevin Seraphin fill in for injured Nene, help Wizards beat Cleveland

Al Harrington and Kevin Seraphin combined to score nine points after Nene went down with a left knee injury in the third quarter to help Wizards get back to .500.

By Michael Lee  |  12:41 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Kevin Seraphin, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Wizards at Cavaliers: Game 56 Open Thread

The Wizards are looking to even the season series against Cleveland and push their record back to .500 overall and on the road.

By Michael Lee  |  05:50 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Cavaliers, Wizards

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/23/2014

Wild win over New Orleans obscured another sluggish start for the Wizards

The night could have ended in another demoralizing home loss to an inferior opponent, but Nene’s dunk brought jubilation to the Wizards locker room.

By Alex Prewitt  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 02/22/2014

Wizards vs. Pelicans: Game 55 open thread

Plus some pregame notes on Al Harrington and a homecoming for New Orleans Coach Monty Williams.

By Alex Prewitt  |  06:17 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's Basketball, Wizards

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Wizards’ backup point guard carousel continues

The Wizards have tried to find a suitable backup for John Wall for nearly four years. They are hoping Andre Miller is finally the solution.

By Michael Lee  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Eric Maynor, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Jan Vesely’s time ran out in Washington

Jan Vesely struggled to find his confidence and joy in Washington. The Wizards finally gave up on him in deadline deal for Andre Miller.

By Michael Lee  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets, Eric Maynor, Jan Vesely, Wizards

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/20/2014

John Wall, Bradley Beal hope Wizards stand pat at trade deadline

With Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline approaching, team’s stars don’t want the Wizards to break up what they have going.

By Michael Lee  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, NBA trade deadline, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Booker has another big game in Atlanta, finally gets a win

Still upset over last loss in Atlanta, Trevor Booker bails out Wizards with huge third quarter in win over Hawks.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Wizards at Hawks: Game 54 Open Thread

The Wizards are on a three-game losing streak, but have lost 12 in a row in Atlanta and haven’t won at Philips Arena since Jan. 11, 2008.

By Michael Lee  |  07:18 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Hawks, Wizards

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Wizards get results from going small late against Toronto Raptors

Randy Wittman got ejected late but Wizards made late push after assistant Don Newman decided to go with small lineup against Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  03:39 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Raptors, Wizards

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Wizards not panicking despite recent slide

Bradley Beal says team must have “amnesia.“

By Michael Lee  |  10:16 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Wizards vs Raptors: Game 53 Open Thread

The Wizards have yet to defeat Toronto this season, but Coach Randy Wittman is more focused on how team will finish final 30 games than avenging previous losses.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Toronto Raptors, Wizards

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Wizards’ John Wall loses bet with Bradley Beal, to wear Florida pajama onesie

John Wall made a bet with Bradley Beal over the Florida-Kentucky game and will have to pay in embarrassing fashion.

By Michael Lee  |  09:05 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Florida, John Wall, Kentucky, Washington Wizards

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 02/16/2014

NBA All-Star Game: Open Thread

With his first all-star weekend near completion, John Wall wants to be back “every year from now on.“

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA All-Star, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal had “great experience” in Three-Point Shootout

Wizards guard Bradley Beal finished second in NBA three-point contest to San Antonio’s Marco Belinelli but got approval from St. Louis rapper Nelly.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Weekend, Bradley Beal, NBA, Three-Point Shootout, Wizards

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 02/15/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal helps Team Hill win in Rising Stars Challenge

Bradley Beal has some tough competition in the Three-Point contest but believes he has a good chance to win.

By Michael Lee  |  12:02 AM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, NBA All-Star, Three-Point shoutout, Wizards

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Wizards upset over controversial finish vs. Rockets

After the Wizards’ controversial 113-112 loss in Houston, one player said, “[Expletive] the NBA, sometimes.“

By Michael Lee  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Wizards at Rockets: Game 52 Open Thread

The Wizards are looking to avenge a 114-107 loss to the Houston Rockets on Jan. 11 and have lost four straight at Toyota Center.

By Michael Lee  |  08:01 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, Wizards

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Wizards at Grizzlies: Game 51 Open Thread

The Wizards are hoping to end an eight-game skid in Memphis, dating back to Nov. 3, 2004 - the opening night of FedEx Forum.

By Michael Lee  |  08:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Memphis Grizzlies, Wizards

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Wizards’ Otto Porter has close-to-homecoming in Memphis

Wizards rookie Otto Porter Jr. used to travel two hours to watch the Memphis Grizzlies play. Now, he’s hoping for a chance.

By Michael Lee  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Memphis Grizzlies, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal regains form from long distance in win over Kings

Bradley Beal made four three-pointers against Sacramento after coming for just three shots from long distance in previous five games.

By Michael Lee  |  09:05 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Wizards shut down DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, escape with much-needed win

Facing another high-scoring opponent, the Wizards won ugly, with defense against Sacramento. They’re now 18-6 when holding opponents below 100 points.

By Michael Lee  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kings, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 02/09/2014

Wizards vs Kings: Game 50 Open Thread

The Wizards have lost two in a row overall and three straight to the Sacramento Kings.

By Michael Lee  |  06:01 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kings, Wizards

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 02/09/2014

Wizards’ Al Harrington expects to return “soon” after all-star break

Al Harrington is feeling better two months after his knee surgery and expects to be back after the all-star break.

By Michael Lee  |  02:27 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Wizards

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Randy Wittman says Wizards’ record should be “well over .500

After Wizards lose to another struggling team at home, Coach Randy Wittman is searching for the right way to motivate his team.

By Michael Lee  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/08/2014

Wizards once again let down guard against an inferior foe at home

The Wizards are 18-9 against teams with records below .500, but six of those losses have been at home.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Cavaliers, John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards-Cavaliers

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Wizards vs Cavaliers: Game 49 Open Thread

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been struggling mightily in recent weeks, but the Wizards know that they are a dangerous team after losing to them in overtime on Nov. 16.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cavaliers, Wizards

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Still collecting $3.5 million from Wizards, Shannon Brown has moved on to Spurs

The Wizards had no use for Shannon Brown after acquiring him from Phoenix in a deal for Marcin Gortat, but he has rebounded well with the San Antonio Spurs.

By Michael Lee  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Marcin Gortat, NBA, Shannon Brown, Wizards

Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 02/06/2014

John Wall, Bradley Beal to represent Wizards on All-Star Saturday night

John Wall will become the second Wizard to enter the Slam Dunk contest, while Bradley Beal will try to become the franchise’s second three-point champion.

By Michael Lee  |  08:40 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Two minutes cost Wizards in loss to San Antonio Spurs

The Wizards started out the third quarter with a lackadaisical approach and it resulted in a double-overtime loss to the undermanned San Antonio Spurs.

By Michael Lee  |  06:55 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Wizards-Spurs

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Wizards vs Spurs: Game 48 Open Thread

Washington has lost 15 straight games to the Spurs, dating back to Nov. 12, 2005 - before 12 players on the Wizards’ roster even entered the league.

By Michael Lee  |  06:27 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spurs, Wizards

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Washington Wizards taking ball-movement cue from San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs have had success by sharing the ball for years. The Wizards are taking a similar approach in recent wins.

By Michael Lee  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Spurs, Wizards

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin serves as “X-factor” in win over Portland

Kevin Seraphin continues to respond when given sporadic minutes. He scored a season-high 19 points to help Wizards beat Portland, get over .500.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 02/04/2014

On eighth try, Wizards get over .500

The Wizards had gone 1,556 days without ever having a winning record - until they finally defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 100-90.

By Michael Lee  |  06:06 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Nene, Randy WIttman, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Wizards vs Trail Blazers: Game 47 Open Thread

The Wizards have won two straight close games against the Portland Trail Blazers, but a third consecutive win could finally put the team above .500.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Blazers, Wizards

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Wizards’ Martell Webster stays modest after Seahawks win Super Bowl

Seattle native Martell Webster couldn’t hide his excitement during Seahawks run to Super Bowl title but kept his celebration muted.

By Michael Lee  |  05:39 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, NFL, Seahawks, Super Bowl, Wizards

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal “felt the same” with increased minutes

Bradley Beal had been limited to 30 minutes per game for the past six weeks but received an increase in the Wizards’ 96-81 win over Oklahoma City.

By Michael Lee  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza helps slow down Kevin Durant

Trevor Ariza has been the Wizards’ best perimeter defender and proved his worth once again against MVP candidate Kevin Durant.

By Michael Lee  |  07:01 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Wizards’ John Wall, Bradley Beal undecided on all-star weekend events

John Wall and Bradley Beal have both been asked to participate in all-star weekend events but remain undecided because of injury concerns.

By Michael Lee  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Kevin Durant on playing for Wizards: “I haven’t given it any thought”

In his return home, Oklahoma City Thunder all-star forward Kevin Durant explains how he has “never thought about” playing for the Wizards and discusses John Wall’s growth.

By Michael Lee  |  06:08 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Kevin Durant, Wizards

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Wizards vs Thunder: Game 46 Open Thread

The Wizards have won two consecutive home games against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. They will also seek revenge for a 106-105 overtime loss on Nov. 10 in Oklahoma City which they blew a 10-point led in the final three minutes.

By Michael Lee  |  06:29 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thunder, Wizards

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Wizards’ John Wall admits he’d make a pitch for Kevin Durant in 2016

Durant will become a free agent in 2016. Would he think about playing for his hometown team?

By Michael Lee  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, Thunder, Wizards

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Wizards’ John Wall named to first all-star team

In the midst of his finest season as a pro, Wizards’ John Wall is named as a reserve to his first all-star team, according to a league source.

By Michael Lee  |  07:03 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Wizards’ John Wall hopes all-star dream comes true

John Wall will find out if he will make his first all-star appearance today. Coach Randy Wittman calls his selection “a foregone conclusion.“

By Michael Lee  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal uncertain about participation in Rising Star challenge

Bradley Beal’s 30-minute limit could soon be lifted -- just in time for him to play in the Rising Stars Challenge on all-star weekend.

By Michael Lee  |  12:19 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Wizards at Clippers: Game 45 Open Thread

The Wizards are 9-3 in their past 12 road games and are tied with the Toronto Raptors for the third-most road wins in the Eastern Conference with 12.

By Michael Lee  |  10:28 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clippers, Wizards

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Wizards clamp down defensively on Stephen Curry, Warriors

The Wizards forced all-star point guard Stephen Curry into another rough shooting night, but were also able to contain Golden State’s other top offensive threats.

By Michael Lee  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Curry, Wizards

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Wizards at Warriors: Game 44 Open Thread

The Wizards will attempt to snap a six-game losing streak against the Golden State Warriors. They have not won at Oracle Arena since Dec. 18, 2009.

By Michael Lee  |  10:34 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Warriors, Wizards

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Wizards recall Glen Rice Jr. from D-League

Rookie played well during rehabilitation stint in Iowa.

By Michael Lee  |  05:28 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Wizards hope to bring ‘A game’ against Golden State

Washington knows it’ll need a better effort at Golden State than in teams’ previous meeting earlier this month

By Michael Lee  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Warriors, Wizards

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Wizards have tough stretch ahead

The Wizards will play their next five games against Western Conference opponents with winning records.

By Michael Lee  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clippers, Warriors, Wizards

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/26/2014

Wizards lose to another losing team

The Wizards have lost eight games to teams with losing records this season.

By Michael Lee  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Celtics, Jazz, Pistons, Wizards

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Wizards help Marcin Gortat get a win against his former team

The Wizards are now 4-0 the past two seasons in road games in which a player faced the team that traded him for the first time.

By Michael Lee  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Wizards shut down Phoenix Suns in second half

The Wizards made some defensive adjustments to defeat the high-scoring Suns.

By Michael Lee  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards-Suns

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Wizards at Suns: Game 42 Open Thread

Marcin Gortat wants to get in a win in his return to the place where he spent the previous 2 seasons before getting traded to Washington last October.

By Michael Lee  |  08:09 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Suns, Wizards

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat still adjusting to new surroundings

Gortat has made a difference since arriving from Phoenix but is still trying to find his place within the team.

By Michael Lee  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Wizards

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Wizards’ John Wall will have to wait for coaches’ vote for all-star team

Despite having the best numbers of any point guard in the East, John Wall was a distant third in all-star balloting

By Michael Lee  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Wizards vs Celtics: Game 41 Open Thread

The Wizards were expecting to face Celtics all-star point guard Rajon Rondo but he will not play as Washington attempts to claim a winning record in January for first time in six years.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Celtics, Wizards

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Wizards in quest for winning record before hitting the road

Washington won’t get any “fairy dust” by going over .500, it would give them a jolt of confidence

By Michael Lee  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza will “keep shooting” until slump is over

Trevor Ariza has struggled in January, connecting on just 37.7 percent of his shots this month, but plans to “keep shooting” until the slump is over.

By Michael Lee  |  11:01 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal bounces back with best all-around game of season

After his worst game of the season against Detroit, second-year pro neared a triple-double against the Sixers.

By Michael Lee  |  10:37 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Wizards block season-high 12 shots in win over Philadelphia

The Wizards had a season-high 12 blocked shots in win over Philadelphia 76ers.

By Michael Lee  |  10:53 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Wizards vs 76ers: Game 40 Open Thread

The Wizards will attempt to beat Philadelphia for second time this season and get back to .500 on Martin Luther King Day.

By Michael Lee  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  76ers, Wizards

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Wizards assign Glen Rice Jr. to NBA Developmental League’s Iowa Energy

Wizards rookie Glen Rice Jr. has been assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League to recover from a fractured right wrist.

By Michael Lee  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards