Wizards climb out of hole in L.A.

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Otto Porter Jr. (12 points, pictured) and Washington erase a 14-point third-quarter deficit as the Wizards avoid a letdown vs. the shorthanded but resolute Lakers.

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Lee for 3: Hawks run is sustainable

Lee for 3: Hawks run is sustainable

The Atlanta Hawks have easily been the most surprising team, winning 16 in a row and 30 of 32 overall, and the run has not been fueled by a fluke.

NBA title odds: Warriors provide great value while Cavs remain dead money

NBA title odds: Warriors provide great value while Cavs remain dead money

The Warriors score the fourth most points per 100 possessions (111.9) while allowing the fewest in the league (100.3).

Capitals and Wizards share national TV spotlight for the second time in two weeks

Capitals and Wizards share national TV spotlight for the second time in two weeks

Both teams have fared well with a national audience this season.

John Wall has little chance at beating Stephen Curry in a shooting contest

John Wall has little chance at beating Stephen Curry in a shooting contest

Curry has a true shooting percentage, which takes into account two-point field goals, three-point shots and free throws, of 62.7 percent. Wall is at 53.9 percent.

What Kobe Bryant’s game should look like after shoulder surgery

What Kobe Bryant’s game should look like after shoulder surgery

It won’t be an easy recovery for the Lakers star, though

DeSean Jackson took (and missed) a couple of shots during halftime of the Wizards-Lakers game

DeSean Jackson took (and missed) a couple of shots during halftime of the Wizards-Lakers game

No one will mistake the Redskins receiver’s shooting form for Bradley Beal’s.

John Wall played through sickness, not Achilles’ soreness in win over Lakers

John Wall played through sickness, not Achilles’ soreness in win over Lakers

Wall was officially listed as questionable with a sore left Achilles’.

Stephen Curry’s amazing first-half pass had nothing on his incredible second-half pass

Stephen Curry’s amazing first-half pass had nothing on his incredible second-half pass

The Warriors point guard’s talent with the ball extends farther than just shooting it extremely well.

Wizards climb out of hole in L.A.

Wizards climb out of hole in L.A.

Otto Porter Jr. (12 points, pictured) and Washington erase a 14-point third-quarter deficit as the Wizards avoid a letdown vs. the shorthanded but resolute Lakers.

Anthony Davis is ‘The Special Man’ as Pelicans pay homage to legendarily cheesy local ad

Anthony Davis is ‘The Special Man’ as Pelicans pay homage to legendarily cheesy local ad

More commercials should be this entertaining and aware of local cultural history.

Discuss Wizards at Lakers

Discuss Wizards at Lakers

Paul Pierce is out and John Wall is a game-time decision. What will the team look like if the star guard is absent?

Paul Pierce: Kobe Bryant’s injury ‘saddens me’

Paul Pierce: Kobe Bryant’s injury ‘saddens me’

As Bryant is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, his longtime rival is disappointed.

Wall, Pierce questionable for Wizards’ meeting with Lakers

Wall, Pierce questionable for Wizards’ meeting with Lakers

Wall (left Achilles) and Pierce (toe) didn’t participate at a shoot-around Tuesday.

John Wall and Stephen Curry will face off in a shooting contest during NBA All-Star Weekend

John Wall and Stephen Curry will face off in a shooting contest during NBA All-Star Weekend

Fans can vote on one of the shots used in the competition.

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Post Sports Live previews the Super Bowl and list priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

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Have the Wizards proven they can bounce back?

Have the Wizards proven they can bounce back?

The Post Sports Live crew analyzes whether the Wizards have proven if they can bounce back from a losing streak.

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Super Bowl predictions and priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator

Super Bowl predictions and priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator

The Washington Post's Neil Greenberg, Mike Hume and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to preview Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, list priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry, and analyze how the Wizards have handled tough losses this season.

Maryland’s Dez Wells considers former high school teammate John Wall a big brother

Maryland’s Dez Wells considers former high school teammate John Wall a big brother

Wells and Wall were childhood friends in Raleigh.

Which NBA team does Michael Vick like? All of them.

Which NBA team does Michael Vick like? All of them.

Is Michael Vick a Wizards fan? Eh, that’s not exactly clear.

Rockets, Warriors unveil Chinese New Year uniforms

Rockets, Warriors unveil Chinese New Year uniforms

The annual event begins on Feb. 19 and the Warriors will wear them during a game in D.C.

Wall: Wizards deserve a second all-star

Wall: Wizards deserve a second all-star

Point guard argues the Wizards’ second-place standing in the Eastern Conference warrants a second representative.

Third quarters, closing out games continue to plague Wizards

Third quarters, closing out games continue to plague Wizards

The Wizards escaped Denver with a win Sunday despite the continued troubles.

Kobe Bryant reportedly determined to return next season after shoulder surgery

Kobe Bryant reportedly determined to return next season after shoulder surgery

The Lakers superstar will likely miss the rest of this season, his 19th in the NBA.

Who knew J.R. Smith was the key to LeBron James and the Cavs’ return to winning?

Who knew J.R. Smith was the key to LeBron James and the Cavs’ return to winning?

Smith was brought over from the New York Knicks in a three-team deal a few weeks ago, and since he has been in a Cleveland uniform he has seen his win shares per 48 minutes rise from minus-0.01 to plus-0.92

How Kobe almost became a Wizard

How Kobe almost became a Wizard

A decade later, the NBA star reveals that a feud with Shaquille O’Neal nearly brought him to Washington.

Wizards dramatic win in Denver damn near killed Steve Buckhantz and Randy Wittman

Wizards dramatic win in Denver damn near killed Steve Buckhantz and Randy Wittman

Watch Steve Buckhantz living and dying in the final dramatic moments.

Brian Shaw questions officials’ calls in Nuggets’ loss to Wizards

Brian Shaw questions officials’ calls in Nuggets’ loss to Wizards

Shaw and the Nuggets have lost six straight games.

Did ESPN’s Chad Ford retroactively change his NBA draft prospect rankings?

Did ESPN’s Chad Ford retroactively change his NBA draft prospect rankings?

The sports network is officially backing their analyst, who denies the allegations, but that leaves the question of who may have done it.

Wizards come out on top in overtime

Wizards come out on top in overtime

Kris Humphries and John Wall both post double-doubles as Washington wins in a back-and-forth affair in Denver.

Discuss Wizards at Nuggets

Discuss Wizards at Nuggets

Against Ty Lawson and the Nuggets, the Wizards look to avoid losing three straight games for the first time this season.

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