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Bucks, Wizards need their defenses to step up

WASHINGTON -- The Wizards finally got defensive after largely suspect work on that end of the court this season. Expect some tinkering from the Milwaukee Bucks in that area before facing the backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal after an epic collapse in advance of facing Washington. Wall nearly outscored the Denver Nuggets in Washington's 92-85 win Thursday even though the point...
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

Morning tip: Wizards struggle through first quarter of season but bright spots exist

The Wizards have been under .500 since the opening tip, and after 21 games played this next stretch likely will determine the course of their season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago

The Wizards might have found a small-ball lineup that works

Kelly Oubre Jr. may be a bit biased, but he prefers the Washington Wizards‘ version of small ball. On Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets, Oubre played the entire fourth quarter and, after starting power forward Markieff Morris took a seat, formed a unit with Otto Porter Jr., Bradley Beal, John Wall and Marcin Gortat. […]
Via Wizards Insider
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ian Mahinmi expected to miss at least another week with knee soreness

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi will sit for at least another week with a sore right knee, Coach Scott Brooks announced Friday. Earlier in the day, Mahinmi underwent a second MRI examination that revealed no structural damage in what was assumed to be his healthy knee. In October, Mahinmi sustained a partial tear in the […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tests on Ian Mahinmi's right knee 'came back clean' for Wizards

The lingering issues with backup center Ian Mahinmi's knee forced the Wizards to take a second look to make sure there was no structural damage.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Comeback Thursdays: Wizards Survive Nuggets On Throwback Night

Wizards 92 Nuggets 85 December 8, 2016 – Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. NBA Stats Box Score After a disappointing loss, the Wizards look to bounce back against the Nuggets. When Coach Scott Brooks was asked about how to handle a team that led the NBA in rebounding, Brooks stated effort on defense and boxing out ... The post Comeback Thursdays: Wizards Survive Nuggets On Throwback...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago

Bring the Morris brothers back together in Washington

Remember when the Morris Brothers, Markieff and Marcus, were on the Suns together? The duo played together on the relatively average Western Conference team between 2012-14, even recording minutes with a younger Marcin Gortat. They were two peas in a pod... until the business of the NBA got in the way of brotherhood. There have been a handful of notable sibling duos in the league...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris on policing Wizards: ‘John Wall is the voice, I’m the muscle’

Embed from Getty Images Take it how you want, John Wall’s comments following his career-high 52 points in a loss on Tuesday certainly got the attention of his teammates. On Thursday in their next game after allowing 124 points to Orlando, the Wizards responded holding the Denver Nuggets to 85 points to record their eighth win of the season. Wall challenged his teammates and...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

League sources: Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to have 2nd look at right knee

Ian Mahinmi, who has appeared in just one game for the Wizards this season because of injuries to both knees, will get another MRI on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Scoreboard goes out, crowd silent, but Wiz top Nuggets 92-85

WASHINGTON (AP) Overcoming a sluggish start in front of a sparse, silent crowd and with a malfunctioning scoreboard, the Washington Wizards came back to beat the Nuggets 92-85 on Thursday night, thanks mainly to Bradley Beal's 26 points and Denver's season-high 29 turnovers. John Wall scored only 15 points one game after a career-best 52, but nine came in the fourth quarter for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Nuggets Pregame: Bouncing Back On A #ThrowbackThursday

Regular Season Game 21 Nuggets (9-12) at Wizards (7-13) December 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic Radio: 1500 AM Last time they met was.. March 12, 2016 – Pepsi Center, Denver: Nuggets 116, Wizards 100 What to watch John Wall, as we know him. Pretty move by Wall. pic.twitter.com/iVmhqvcJLr ... The post Wizards vs. Nuggets Pregame: Bouncing...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago

Today in #SoWizards: 20 games = infinite sadness

I didn’t expect the Wizards to be horrible this season. But they are off to a fairly horrible start. That might still change at some point. Until then, let’s peer at the misery. The Wizards have now played 20 games. They are 7-13. That doesn’t seem great (it isn’t great), but is it unusually bad? […]
Via DC Sports Blog
3 days ago

John Wall rips teammates for lack of effort after loss

Wizards point guard John Wall scored a career-high 52 points during Tuesday night’s game against the Magic, but it still wasn’t enough for his team to emerge victorious at Verizon Center. The Wizards found themselves down 13 points at the half, and were never able to climb all the way out of the hole they dug. Wall did all he could to keep his team in the game, as he made 18...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic withstand career night from John Wall to beat Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elfrid Payton scored 22 of his season-high 25 points in the first half and the Orlando Magic overcame John Wall's 52-point performance to beat the Washington Wizards, 124-116 on Tuesday night.Wall had the highest-scoring game of his career and kept Washington in it with 33 points in the second half as the Wizards cut the lead below 10 in the fourth quarter. The...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic overcome Wall's 52 points, beat Wizards 124-116

WASHINGTON (AP) Elfrid Payton scored 22 of his season-high 25 points in the first half and the Orlando Magic overcame John Wall's 52-point performance to beat the Washington Wizards, 124-116 on Tuesday night. Wall had the highest-scoring game of his career and kept Washington in it with 33 points in the second half as the Wizards cut the lead below 10 in the fourth quarter. The...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are starting to look better

The Washington Wizards have so far, under-achieved this season. With the injury bug biting them early on, as it always seems to do, they have struggled to catch a groove with a new coach and completely new bench. Their current record stands at 6-12 which is good (or bad) enough for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Though they haven’t strung together wins like they are...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Brooks gets standing ovation in return to OKC

Scott Brooks spent the first eight years of his head coaching career in Oklahoma City, and Thunder fans clearly haven’t forgotten about it. Brooks began coaching the team in 2008 when they were, well, terrible, but led them to an NBA Finals appearance and numerous playoff appearances. With the Wizards squaring off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, Brooks returned to Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal chokes Evan Fournier and leaves handprint on throat, but refs rule double technical

Now I understand why John Wall doesn’t like Bradley Beal. During a little ruckus in Friday’s game between the Wizards and the Magic, Beal grabbed Orlando guard Evan Fournier by the throat. And if you think the headline is overblown, think again. Beal grabbed Fournier hard enough to leave a clear mark on his neck. Bradley Beal puts his hand around Evan Fournier's neck, gets...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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