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Wizards Insider: December, 2013

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Wizards reserves set stage for final push in Detroit

Washington’s bench players staged a 14-0 second-half run to put team in position to defeat the Pistons on Monday

By Michael Lee  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Nene, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Wizards at Pistons: Game 28 Open Thread

The Wizards are looking to beat the Detroit Pistons for the second time in three nights, but more importantly, reach .500 once again.

By Michael Lee  |  06:48 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pistons, Wizards

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Wizards expecting more fight from Pistons in rematch

Bradley Beal on rematch with Detroit: “They probably didn’t like that we beat them by 20-plus.“

By Michael Lee  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pistons, Wizards

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal was encouraged about knee before MRI put him at ease

Before discovering that he had a bone bruise in his left knee, Bradley Beal offered hints that he would be okay.

By Michael Lee  |  07:09 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. gets first points as pro at Verizon Center

After a delay - and a charge - Otto Porter Jr. finally got a basket in the building where he flourished at Georgetown.

By Michael Lee  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, Otto Porter Jr., Wizards

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Wizards vs Pistons: Game 27 Open Thread

The Wizards got abused inside in their last meeting with Detroit and don’t want a repeat.

By Michael Lee  |  06:55 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pistons, Wizards

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Wizards lose to “tougher” team in Minnesota

The Wizards surrendered 39 points in the second quarter of their loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

By Michael Lee  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Timberwolves, Wizards

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/28/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal injures left knee in loss in Minnesota, to have MRI on Saturday

Given the run of injuries around the NBA, the Wizards are trying to be optimistic after Bradley Beal goes down with a left knee injury in Minnesota.

By Michael Lee  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Wizards at Timberwolves: Game 26 Open Thread

The Wizards will try to win four consecutive road games for the first time since March 2008 and snap a three-losing skid in Minnesota.

By Michael Lee  |  06:22 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Timberwolves, Wizards

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Wizards’ Martell Webster believes defense fuels his offense

“As long as I can get myself into the game defensively it allows me to come down and put myself in a rhythm offensively,” Webster says.

By Michael Lee  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Wizards scratched from national televison

The NBA announced on Thursday that a Feb. 7 game between the Wizards and Cleveland has been removed from ESPN’s broadcast schedule.

By Michael Lee  |  12:33 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 12/25/2013

Former Wizard Nick Young goes “Hollywood,” set to play on Christmas

Former Wizard Nick Young is loving being back home in Los Angeles, playing for his beloved Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  07:44 AM ET, 12/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lakers, Nick Young, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Wizards not seeking much for Christmas

Wizards players have the means to get whatever they want, so at Christmas time, they’d rather give than receive.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Wizards’ Otto Porter tastes some fourth quarter minutes in Boston

Randy Wittman has used Otto Porter sparingly so far, but gave his rookie minutes during a critical fourth-quarter stretch in Boston.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Wizards’ John Wall recovers from slow start, shuts down Jordan Crawford

John Wall knew Jordan Crawford would come ready to prove a point, but he made sure his former teammate was silent when it mattered.

By Michael Lee  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john wall; wizards; washington wizards; wizards defeat celtics; nene; bradley beal; jordan crawford; brad stevens; celtics; wizards; td garden

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Ariza’s strong second half sparks Wizards’ comeback

Trevor Ariza scored 19 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to help Washington win its third straight road game.

By Michael Lee  |  12:06 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Wizards at Celtics: Game 25 Open Thread

The Wizards will try to win three straight road games in a reunion with Jordan Crawford in Boston.

By Michael Lee  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Jordan Crawford, Wizards

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Is Portland a legitimate trailblazer among this year’s NBA title contenders?

By Brandon Parker  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Portland Trail Blazers

Posted at 12:36 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin trying to regain his rhythm

Kevin Seraphin is working hard to get back on track and has scored in double-figures in two of past three games.

By Michael Lee  |  12:36 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Wizards dominate Brooklyn Nets on the boards

The Wizards are 7-4 this season when they have more rebounds than their opponents. They outrebounded Brooklyn, 51-31, in Wednesday’s win.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. won’t let broken wrist keep him down

Glen Rice Jr. doesn’t know the exact cause of his right wrist injury, but he will try to stay upbeat as he sits the next three to six weeks.

By Michael Lee  |  07:21 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr.

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Wizards avoid another collapse, make big plays late against Brooklyn

The Wizards once again let a double-digit lead vanish, but made the plays that mattered in final two minutes to defeat Brooklyn.

By Michael Lee  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Wizards at Nets: Game 24 Open Thread

Wizards big man Nene is back after missing the previous four games with tendinitis in his right Achilles’ but Trevor Booker will remain in the starting lineup as the team attempts to win two in a row in Brooklyn.

By Michael Lee  |  07:36 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nets, Wizards

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. to miss three to six weeks after wrist surgery

Wizards rookie swingman Glen Rice Jr. has surgery to repair a fracture in his right wrist.

By Michael Lee  |  07:13 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Wizards’ John Wall hoping to cut back on turnovers

John Wall matched his season high with seven turnovers in New York and has totaled 26 in his past five games.

By Michael Lee  |  02:40 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/17/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray would ‘love’ to have Wizards practice facility in Washington

“We want to work with him to see if there’s something we can possibly have done,” Gray says.

By Michael Lee  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  practice facility, Wizards

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal ‘happy’ to have a chance to finish off Knicks

In his first game back from injury, second-year guard saved the Wizards on Monday night.

By Michael Lee  |  02:29 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 02:04 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal plays hero with help of bench in New York

Bradley Beal made the game-winning shot, but the Wizards wouldn’t have been in position without a huge late run led by Martell Webster, Jan Vesely and Garrett Temple.

By Michael Lee  |  02:04 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Martell Webster

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Wizards at Knicks: Game 23 Open Thread

Bradley Beal is back in the starting lineup and Martell Webster will come off the bench as the Wizards attempt to snap a four-game losing skid in New York.

By Michael Lee  |  07:16 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal hopes to return in New York

If Bradley Beal feels fine after his pre-game workout in New York, the Wizards’ leading scorer expects to return against the New York Knicks.

By Michael Lee  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat seeking more inside touches

Marcin Gortat would prefer to play more inside but has been getting more shots on the perimeter since Nene went down.

By Michael Lee  |  12:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/14/2013

Wizards vs Clippers: Game 22 Open Thread

The Wizards come home to face the Clippers, hoping to snap a three-game losing streak.

By Michael Lee  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Wizards continue to come up short at the end

The Wizards are now 2-4 in overtime games and 2-4 in games decided by four points or less after 101-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

By Michael Lee  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawks, Wizards

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Wizards at Hawks: Game 21 Open Thread

The Wizards will look to snap a 10-game losing streak in Atlanta when they take on the Hawks on Friday at Philips Arena.

By Michael Lee  |  07:08 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawks, Wizards

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Shelvin Mack embracing opportunity with Atlanta Hawks

Twice discarded by the team that drafted him, former Wizards point guard Shelvin Mack appears to have found a home in Atlanta.

By Michael Lee  |  05:28 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shelvin Mack

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Around the NBA: Is Kevin Durant this year’s forgotten superstar?

With the emergence of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, Durant and the Thunder are sometimes overshadowed.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:12 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Wizards’ Otto Porter still looking to regain his rhythm

Wizards rookie Otto Porter has been relatively quiet in his first two games as he attempts to regain his rhythm and is still seeking his first points in the NBA.

By Michael Lee  |  07:23 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr., Wizards

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. was excited about first career start, but tried to keep level head

With Martell Webster down, Glen Rice Jr. had seven points and a huge steal in his first NBA start.

By Michael Lee  |  05:36 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr.

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Wizards’ Eric Maynor: “I will be better”

The Wizards made signing Eric Maynor as John Wall’s backup at point guard a priority last summer but his performance has been well short of expectations.

By Michael Lee  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Wizards’ Trevor Booker makes most of start, but bench continues to lag

With Nene out, Booker has a double-double in his fourth start of the season.

By Michael Lee  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Wizards bench

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal to increase basketball activities, Al Harrington has knee surgery

Bradley Beal cleared for increased basketball-related activities while Al Harrington had surgery on his bothersome right knee.

By Michael Lee  |  08:33 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Bradley Beal

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Wizards vs Nuggets: Game 20 Open Thread

The Wizards will be without starters Nene and Martell Webster when they host the Denver Nuggets on Monday at Verizon Center.

By Michael Lee  |  05:54 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nuggets, Wizards

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Former Wizards guard Jordan Crawford named Eastern Conference player of the week

Discarded by the Wizards for next to nothing, a resurrected Jordan Crawford was named Eastern Conference player of the week after.

By Michael Lee  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Crawford

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Wizards plan to ease Otto Porter Jr. back into the fold

Otto Porter Jr. was thrust into a competitive game after missing three months, but the Wizards won’t give him a heavy load right away.

By Michael Lee  |  07:32 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Wizards’ Al Harrington experiences setback, expected to visit doctor

Al Harrington tried to increase his rehabilitation in an effort to get back on the court but will visit with a doctor after experiencing a setback.

By Michael Lee  |  10:41 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 12/07/2013

Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.: “I was pretty happy to be out there”

Otto Porter Jr. has two rebounds and an assist in his NBA debut after being sidelined for three months with a strained right hip flexor.

By Michael Lee  |  07:18 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Wizards vs Bucks: Game 19 Open Thread

The Wizards will attempt to have a winning record in December for the first time sine 2007 and improve to 8-4 against teams with losing records as they host Milwaukee.

By Michael Lee  |  06:36 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bucks, Wizards

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Around the NBA: Will Kobe Bryant’s return cause shake-up the Western Conference?

The Lakers star announced he will return to the court Sunday after tearing his Achilles’

By Brandon Parker  |  05:39 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Wizards’ Otto Porter will be a game-time decision against Milwaukee

Rookie, the third pick overall, hasn’t played this season.

By Michael Lee  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Caron Butler on John Wall: ‘I love the excitement that he’s bringing back to the District’

Butler has returned home to play for Milwaukee, though he’s currently injured.

By Michael Lee  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caron Butler

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Wizards’ Al Harrington serving as “assistant coach” until he returns

Al Harrington isn’t sure when he will return, but his team sitting out has made him contemplate coaching when his playing days are over.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Marcin Gortat believes Wizards can win 50 games

The Wizards are at .500 for the first time in four years, but Marcin Gortat believes that the team can rise much higher - to 50 wins.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Kendall Marshall lands in the D-League

Marshall was acquired by Wizards in Marcin Gortat trade, then released.

By Michael Lee  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kendall Marshall

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Video: ‘Post Sports Live’ talks Wizards’ hot streak

Mike Wise, LaVar Arrington and Jonathan Forsythe ponder the reasons behind Washington’s winning ways.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Wizards want to keep their edge after enduring a grueling stretch

After going 7-2 over the past two weeks, Washington gets some time to rest up.

By Michael Lee  |  05:03 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Magic’s Victor Oladipo scores 13 points in professional Verizon Center debut

Former DeMatha star, the No. 2 pick last June, scores 13 points in his return home.

By Michael Lee  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Victor Oladipo

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Trevor Ariza catches fire from long distance, leads Wizards to another win

Trevor Ariza has made nine three pointers and scored 48 points in his past two games, helping the Wizards claim wins over Atlanta and Orlando.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Wizards vs Orlando: Game 18 Open Thread

The Wizards once again have a chance to reach .500 for the first time in four years with a win over the Orlando Magic.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Magic, Wizards

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Trevor Booker frustrated with limited role

Injuries have robbed Trevor Booker from making the contributions that he would like in Washington. But now that he’s healthy, Booker still plays sparingly

By Michael Lee  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Wizards’ Nene will “sacrifice,” play against Orlando despite leg injury

Big man is dealing with a sore right Achilles’ tendon, but said he will “sacrifice” and play on Monday when the Wizards host Orlando.

By Michael Lee  |  02:02 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Wizards starters carrying heavy load

Coach Randy Wittman hasn’t found much relief for his starters this season and the trend continued in win over Atlanta.

By Michael Lee  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reserves, Starting lineup, Wizards bench

 

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