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  • Here’s what you need to know following the first half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors: What happened: The Wizards again shook off a slow start, this time riding the play of Bradley Beal (20 points) to take a 60-49 halftime lead. What […]... read more...
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  • Drew Gooden III presented a radical theory for Otto Porter Jr.’s unanticipated playoff rise Saturday afternoon. Over the final couple weeks of the regular season, Gooden explained, Paul Pierce, the Wizards’ starting small forward, sat out nearly every practice for maintenance on his 37-year-old legs. His absence forced Gooden, who hasn’t played small forward in a […... read more...
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  • TORONTO – For two days, the Toronto Raptors told everyone they would punch back against the Washington Wizards in Tuesday night’s Game 2. They asserted they would out-muscle them after Washington sauntered onto their turf and emerged victorious from Saturday’s Game 1. It was the key to a win, the Raptors said, and they were […]... read more...
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  • Sunday evening at Verizon Center, the Washington Wizards will attempt to accomplish a feat never before done in their franchise’s history, spanning 54 seasons, four nicknames and three cities: A four-game sweep. They have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead over the fifth-seeded Toronto Raptors. They have reached this point with a bevy of new wrinkles. They’ve... read more...
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  • Truth About It.net’s Key Legislature: a quick run-down and the game’s defining moment(s) for Washington Wizards first-round playoff contest No. 4 versus the Toronto Raptors in D.C. via Conor Dirks (@ConorDDirks) from the Verizon Center. ... read more...
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  • Here’s the what’s what following the first half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors: What happened: John Wall dished out nine assists to help the Wizards rally in the second quarter and take a 54-48 lead at halftime. What went well for the Wizards: […]... read more...
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  • [Wizards-Raptors Game 2: halftime update] TORONTO – The Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors had nearly three days to parse through Saturday’s Game 1, a 93-86 Wizards overtime victory, before returning for Game 2 at Air Canada Centre Tuesday night. The Wizards won ugly Saturday and that is how they like it. They dominated on the […]... read more...
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  • John Wall warned his teammates. He suspected the Toronto Raptors, having unsuccessfully exhausted every other tactic for three games, would turn to a desperate ploy with their season on the line in Game 4 Sunday evening. He assumed they would try to rile up the Wizards, to have them hurt themselves by getting under their […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards were in a familiar position Friday morning, preparing for Game 3 of a chippy first-round playoff series with a 2-0 lead over a No. 4 seed, hours from a highly anticipated home playoff opener. During shoot-around they talked about last year’s experience, when they allowed emotions best them in a Game 3 loss […]... read more...
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  • Paul Pierce wasn’t around these parts a year ago when the Washington Wizards ambushed the Chicago Bulls, seized a 2-0 first-round series lead on the road in their first postseason appearance in six years, and dropped an intense Game 3 at Verizon Center. Pierce was a member of the Brooklyn Nets then, occupied with topping the Toronto Raptors, […]... read more...
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  • TORONTO – Last week, before his Washington Wizards toppled the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 Saturday, Drew Gooden III identified what he believed to be Washington’s greatest advantage in the series: rebounding. The Raptors ranked 26th in the NBA in rebounding during the regular season while Washington was tied for sixth. Gooden insisted that the […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards didn’t waste any time discarding the Toronto Raptors, drubbing them, 125-94, to clinch the first four-game series sweep in franchise history Sunday night at Verizon Center. After losing all three regular season meetings to the Raptors, Washington became the first team since the 2011 Dallas Mavericks to sweep a series without home-court […]... read more...
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  • John Wall was one of the primary reasons why Paul Pierce surprisingly joined the Washington Wizards last summer. He viewed Wall and Bradley Beal as an up-and-coming back court on the brink of stardom. [Beal and Wall are winning the back-court battle] After an all-star regular season and a masterful 26-point, 17-assist Game 2 performance […]... read more...
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  • The NBA postseason is young. Only 13 games have been played and a few series have yet to reach Game 2. But the Washington Wizards’ continued road excellence has been noteworthy nonetheless. They were the only one of eight road teams to claim Game 1, and through Tuesday night, after posting a resounding 117-106 victory […]... read more...
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  • What happened: The Washington Wizards thumped the listless Toronto Raptors, 125-94, at Verizon Center in Game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs to earn the first sweep of a seven-game series in franchise history. The Wizards will have ample rest before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the winner of […]... read more...
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  • Sunday evening at Verizon Center, the Washington Wizards will attempt to accomplish a feat never before done in their franchise’s history, spanning 54 seasons, four nicknames and three cities: A four-game sweep. They have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead over the fifth-seeded Toronto Raptors. They have reached this point with a bevy of new wrinkles. They’ve... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards didn’t waste any time discarding the Toronto Raptors, drubbing them, 125-94, to clinch the first four-game series sweep in franchise history Sunday night at Verizon Center. After losing all three regular season meetings to the Raptors, Washington became the first team since the 2011 Dallas Mavericks to sweep a series without home-court […]... read more...
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  • [Wizards-Raptors Game 2: halftime update] TORONTO – The Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors had nearly three days to parse through Saturday’s Game 1, a 93-86 Wizards overtime victory, before returning for Game 2 at Air Canada Centre Tuesday night. The Wizards won ugly Saturday and that is how they like it. They dominated on the […]... read more...
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  • TORONTO – Last week, before his Washington Wizards toppled the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 Saturday, Drew Gooden III identified what he believed to be Washington’s greatest advantage in the series: rebounding. The Raptors ranked 26th in the NBA in rebounding during the regular season while Washington was tied for sixth. Gooden insisted that the […]... read more...
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