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  • PORTLAND — The Washington Wizards (29-14) begin a four-game West Coast trip Saturday night with a stiff test against a squad receiving an unforeseen boost. The Portland Trail Blazers (31-13), losers of five of their past six games, were expected to be without all-star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge for up to eight weeks due to […]... read more...
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  • In their 105-103 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards attempted three more free throws than the Thunder (26 to 23). But there was a deep discrepancy between each team’s pair of stars. [Game story: Thunder's dynamic duo tops Wizards in OT | Box score] Washington’s starting back court […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards waived Glen Rice Jr. last week because they desired roster flexibility as the trading and buyout deadlines approach in hopes of supplementing a roster already among the best in the Eastern Conference. Immediately, a familiar name popped up this week. Nate Robinson, a player the Wizards reportedly expressed interest in signing two […]... read more...
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  • Forgotten beneath all the pomp and circumstance consuming Kevin Durant’s annual trip back home to the District on Wednesday evening is that Washington Wizards actually have to find a way to slow down Durant and the talented Oklahoma City Thunder at Verizon Center. Washington couldn’t deter Durant much in the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 2 in […]... read more...
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  • It seems as though every opposing head coach has something glowing to say about John Wall. It makes sense. Wall has emerged as an MVP candidate for a Washington Wizards team off to its best start in decades. He leads the league in assists and may be the NBA’s best defensive point guard. But Brooklyn […]... read more...
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  • NEW YORK – One of the final hurdles in the Washington Wizards’ effort to solidify their place among the NBA’s elite, players say, is sustaining and extending the leads they regularly build. They admittedly have been inconsistent in putting teams away. The lapses have created unnecessarily tense finishes and cost them victories. But on Saturday, […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards were a confident bunch Wednesday night. They had toppled the defending champions, the San Antonio Spurs, and their chief nemesis, the Chicago Bulls, in 24 hours. The word “championship” was uttered afterward at United Center. They believed the two-day showing was evidence of their ascension to the NBA’s top tier. Then Friday […]... read more...
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  • John Wall is officially returning to the all-star game, but he won’t defend his slam dunk title the night before. The Washington Wizards point guard confirmed that he will not participate in the dunk contest in a telephone interview Thursday night after the NBA named him an Eastern Conference starter for the main event on […]... read more...
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  • Ever since Martell Webster’s return from back surgery last month, one question that pops up during each game is, which player in the Washington Wizards crowded corps of wing players will come off the bench first and earn the bulk of the game’s reserve minutes? Of late, it’s been Rasual Butler, the blip on the […]... read more...
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  • PORTLAND — The Washington Wizards traveled across the country to the Pacific Northwest expecting to encounter a Portland Trail Blazers at the right time Saturday night. The Blazers are one of Western Conference’s top teams at 31-13, but have been dealing with myriad of injuries. Starting center Robin Lopez is out. Backup center Joel Freeland […]... read more...
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  • For the second time in 19 days, the Washington Wizards kept up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the league’s top teams when at full strength, and for the second time in 19 days, they fumbled the game away down the stretch. On Jan. 2, Washington blew an eight-point third-quarter lead. On Wednesday, they […]... read more...
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  • As the Washington Wizards played a matinee on Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, star guard John Wall debuted a new gold-and-black shoe from his signature line with Adidas. The shoe is one of four released by the brand for February’s Black History Month in collaboration with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. While Wall chose to […]... read more...
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  • The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, through pleasant and rough times, have been two of the NBA’s national television fixtures. They nearly always play on one of the league’s featured opening night slates and on Christmas, the NBA’s two marquee regular season dates. It’s for good reason: They are stationed in the country’s largest […]... read more...
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  • Paul Pierce’s tenure as a member of the Brooklyn Nets lasted one season and less than one calendar year. He helped advance the team to the second round of the playoffs, but the Nets failed to live up to expectations and the stint was forgettable. The period was hollow compared to the 15 seasons he […]... read more...
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  • CHICAGO — Paul Pierce watched the ball swish through the basket and held his follow-through, his right arm straight up and his right wrist curled, a few seconds longer than usual as he skipped to the Washington Wizards’ bench, staring off somewhere into the upper levels of United Center. He was soaking up the stunned […]... read more...
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  • The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, through pleasant and rough times, have been two of the NBA’s national television fixtures. They nearly always play on one of the league’s featured opening night slates and on Christmas, the NBA’s two marquee regular season dates. It’s for good reason: They are stationed in the country’s largest […]... read more...
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  • For the second time in 19 days, the Washington Wizards kept up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the league’s top teams when at full strength, and for the second time in 19 days, they fumbled the game away down the stretch. On Jan. 2, Washington blew an eight-point third-quarter lead. On Wednesday, they […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards waived Glen Rice Jr. last week because they desired roster flexibility as the trading and buyout deadlines approach in hopes of supplementing a roster already among the best in the Eastern Conference. Immediately, a familiar name popped up this week. Nate Robinson, a player the Wizards reportedly expressed interest in signing two […]... read more...
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  • PORTLAND — The Washington Wizards traveled across the country to the Pacific Northwest expecting to encounter a Portland Trail Blazers at the right time Saturday night. The Blazers are one of Western Conference’s top teams at 31-13, but have been dealing with myriad of injuries. Starting center Robin Lopez is out. Backup center Joel Freeland […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards were a confident bunch Wednesday night. They had toppled the defending champions, the San Antonio Spurs, and their chief nemesis, the Chicago Bulls, in 24 hours. The word “championship” was uttered afterward at United Center. They believed the two-day showing was evidence of their ascension to the NBA’s top tier. Then Friday […]... read more...
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