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Wizards Insider: April, 2014

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

Wizards to open second-round series on Monday

The NBA announced that Game 1 of the Wizards’ second-round series will begin on Monday. The opponent and location will depend on the winner of the Indiana-Atlanta series.

By Michael Lee  |  10:03 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Wizards

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Chicago’s Joakim Noah on Wizards: ‘They had no holes on that team’

Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls offered praise to the Wizards after losing, 4-1, in the first round.

By Michael Lee  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, NBA playoffs, Wizards

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Washington Wizards: ‘That’s not all we’re trying to do’

After advancing to the second round for the first time since the 1970s, players say they’re not satisfied.

By Michael Lee  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 5 postgame wrap

The Wizards hold off the Bulls for a series-clinching 75-69 win on the road behind John Wall’s 24 points.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:50 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Wizards-Bulls: Game 5 halftime analysis

After fast start, Wizards cool off and are tied at 41 with the Bulls at halftime.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:28 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Wizards respond to Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis and Coach Randy Wittman applaud strong punishment handed down by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:56 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers, Wizards

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Eastern Conference First Round: Wizards at Bulls: Game 5 Open Thread

The Wizards are one win away from claiming their first playoff series in nine years.

By Michael Lee  |  07:37 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Back from suspension, Wizards’ Nene focused on closing out Chicago

Back from his one-game suspension, Nene was pleased with Wizards’ response in Game 4 but wants to focus on finishing Chicago.

By Michael Lee  |  04:18 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Game 5, NBA playoffs, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Wizards react to comments by Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman calls Sterling’s comments ‘sickening’ while Marcin Gortat said it’s ‘ridiculous.’

By Brandon Parker  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Marcin Gortat: ‘We ain’t going to be flexing in front of Chicago fans’

The Wizards are one win away from claiming their first playoff series win since 2005.

By Michael Lee  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Chicago Bulls, Drew Gooden, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Mystics’ Thibault on Donald Sterling controversy: ‘That doesn’t belong anywhere in society’

Mystics coach, players react to racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

By Gene Wang  |  06:16 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WNBA

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Bradley Beal silences Mike Dunleavy, Wizards shut down Bulls

Wizards contain Dunleavy, Bulls

By Michael Lee  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Chicago Bulls, Mike Dunleavy, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 4: By the Numbers

The Wizards turned over the ball just six times and scored 29 points off Chicago’s 16 turnovers.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Trevor Ariza quietly piles up critical stats for the Wizards

Ariza’s 30-point effort in Game 4 was just another testatment to the many ways he impacts the Wizards.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:31 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 4 postgame wrap

Trevor Ariza goes for a playoff career-high 30 points and the Wizards win 98-89 to take a 3-1 series lead on the Bulls.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:59 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 4 halftime analysis

Wizards begin game on 14-0 and shoot 50 percent from field to build 55-40 halftime lead on Chicago.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round: Bulls at Wizards, Game 4 Open Thread

Wizards will be without Nene on Sunday as they look to take 3-1 series lead on Bulls.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 04/27/2014

Marcin Gortat, Trevor Booker hope to help Wizards regroup without Nene

Marcin Gortat was worried that he’d be suspended for leaving the court during Nene’s altercation but he will be around to help Wizards try to win in the absence of the Brazilian big man in Game 4.

By Michael Lee  |  12:06 AM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Marcin Gortat, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Wizards’ Nene suspended for Game 4 after altercation with Chicago’s Jimmy Butler

The NBA suspended Wizards forward Nene for one game after his altercation with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler.

By Michael Lee  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 04/26/2014

The potential fallout for the Wizards from Nene’s Game 3 ejection

Wizards forward could be suspended for altercation in Game 3 with Chicago’s Jimmy Butler.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:49 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 3: Postgame Wrap

Wizards fall 100-97 in Game 3 to Chicago but still hold a 2-1 series lead.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:31 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round: Bulls at Wizards, Game 3 Open Thread

Wizards look to take a commanding 3-0 lead against Chicago in first home playoff game in six years.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Trevor Ariza is an X-factor for Wizards in Game 3

Wizards swingman has been a consistent force on defense and the boards in first two games of playoff series with Chicago.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal joined exclusive company with Game 2 performance

The youngest player on Wizards, Bradley Beal, has been asked to carry a huge load for the team.

By Michael Lee  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/25/2014

John Wall and Bradley Beal grow playoff beards (sort of)

A regular-season facial hair challenge has spilled into the playoffs for the Wizards backcourt duo.

By Brandon Parker  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Wizards look to avoid home letdown in Game 3 against Bulls

Wizards return to Verizon Center holding a 2-0 lead and the worst home record among playoff teams.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Wizards’ Trevor Booker earns trust of coaches, gets crunch time minutes

Trevor Booker lost his starting job to Nene as playoffs began, but his hustle and energy allowed him to finish Game 2 against Chicago.

By Michael Lee  |  06:53 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 2: By the Numbers

Washington has proven superior defensively, holding the Bulls to just 12 points in the fourth quarter of Games 1 and 2.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

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)
Tags:  Wizards

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 03:36 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Otto Porter’s big game in Orlando was several months in the making

Otto Porter’s is becoming more confident and comfortable as he adjusts to a rapid-moving NBA game.

By Michael Lee  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Otto Porter Jr.

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)
Tags:  Wizards

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 08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014

NBA End-of-the-Season Awards Report

Kevin Durant is poised to dethrone LeBron James as MVP while Chicago’s Joakim Noah stands as the league’s top defender.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kevin Durant, LeBron James

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 12:02 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Wizards recall Glen Rice Jr. from NBA Development League

After a 16-game stint in the D-League, the rookie swingman has rejoined the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr.

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 06:16 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Wizards’ John Wall, Bradley Beal excited to see their schools in Final Four

John Wall and Bradley Beal are both rooting for their teams to win a national championship, but Wall has chosen a unique way to motivate Kentucky - by picking Beal’s Florida.

By Michael Lee  |  06:16 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Connecticut, John Wall, Kentucky

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 03:03 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Marc Gasol has been key to Memphis Grizzlies’ late-season run

The Grizzlies area red-hot 27-12 since their center returned from a knee injury, and a closer look at the numbers bears out his importance to the team.

By John Romero  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies

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 05:00 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards’ Randy Wittman on Nene: ‘He’s progressing the way we thought’

Brazilian big man could possibly return next week.

By Michael Lee  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene

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

 

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