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  • MIAMI — Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce went through shoot-around at American Airlines Arena on Friday and said he expects to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night after sitting out the Wizards’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday because of a sore right big toe. “I’m going to give it a go,” […]... read more...
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  • John Wall remembers when the Washington Wizards were the players looking to trip up the NBA’s best teams with a deflating loss. It wasn’t that long ago — just two years, in fact, when they won 29 games in his third NBA season. But Washington, 17-6 through 23 games, is now one of the teams […]... read more...
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  • There have been plenty of signs that Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is emerging as an NBA superstar this season, but perhaps the most important one came Friday night in the home locker room at Verizon Center, when Wall and fellow guard Bradley Beal began to discuss Washington’s convincing 104-96 win over the Clippers. […]... 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 contest No. 24 versus the Minnesota Timberwolves in D.C., via Kyle Weidie (@Truth_About_It) from the Verizon Center. ... read more...
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  • [Ed. Note: TAI’s Polish correspondent, Bartosz Bielecki (@bart__92), returns with—you guessed it—a translated Marcin Gortat interview. For the October-December 2014 issue of “Champion” magazine, Gortat, in his hometown of Łódź, sat down with Grzegorz Miecugow in late-August to dis... read more...
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  • As parting gifts go, Sam Cassell might have delivered an all-timer when he helped lure Paul Pierce to the Washington Wizards before leaving to join Doc Rivers’s staff with the Los Angeles Clippers. Pierce’s timely shooting and contagious confidence have helped elevate the Wizards (15-6) into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference […]... read more...
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  • Before his stunning tip-in with 0.8 of a second remaining to give the Washington Wizards a shocking victory over the Orlando Magic last Wednesday, Bradley Beal had not made a shot since the first quarter. He made his first three that night, then missed his next four. Going back a bit further, he had been […]... read more...
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  • There can only be so much on the line during an NBA game in the middle of December, but the Washington Wizards are looking at Friday night’s battle against the Los Angeles Clippers as a barometer for how much this franchise has grown in recent months. “It’s a great matchup to see where you stand,” point […]... read more...
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  • A memorable stretch for John Wall has concluded with the point guard being named Eastern Conference player of the week after leading the Washington Wizards to a 4-0 record from Dec. 8 through Dec. 14. Wall averaged 18.3 points, a league-best 11.8 assists, five rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks over the four games and was […]... read more...
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  • ORLANDO — After playing in two games following a five-game absence due to right plantar fasciitis, Nene was a late scratch for the Washington Wizards’ double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Monday because of a sore right knee. Two days later, the big man said he expects to play against the Orlando Magic on […]... read more...
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  • Forgotten in the excitement of the Washington Wizards’ double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics Monday was Nene’s absence. The power forward was in uniform, but didn’t play due to a sore right knee. Coach Randy Wittman said Nene is “day to day.” Nene had returned Friday after missing five games due to right plantar fasciitis […]... read more...
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  • Behind the scenes, John Wall wasn’t shy about expressing how important his matchup with Los Angeles Clippers all-world point guard Chris Paul was to him. He had circled the Friday night meeting on the Wizards’ schedule and told teammates he looked forward to the challenge of defending Paul. Paul had 19 points, seven rebounds, and […]... read more...
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  • When the PA announcer at Verizon Center announced the latest accomplishment of Paul Pierce’s illustrious NBA career in the second quarter of the Washington Wizards’ double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics Monday night, the crowd rose to its feet for a standing ovation. Pierce couldn’t help but notice the applause congratulating him for passing Reggie […]... read more...
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  • For nearly two weeks, Paul Pierce has dealt with lingering pain in his right big toe. He had the toe stepped on during the Washington Wizards’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers Dec. 3 and exited the game in the third quarter. Pierce didn’t miss more time, but the discomfort persisted. He was held out […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards (17-6) will welcome back Flip Saunders, the franchise’s coach for two-plus seasons, Tuesday night when they host the young Minnesota Timberwolves (5-18) at Verizon Center. The Wizards, winners of four straight games, will be without starting small forward Paul Pierce. The 17-year veteran was on the court for his customary warm-up session […]... read more...
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  • MIAMI — Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce went through shoot-around at American Airlines Arena on Friday and said he expects to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night after sitting out the Wizards’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday because of a sore right big toe. “I’m going to give it a go,” […]... read more...
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