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5 must-see moments from Wizards' loss to Sixers

Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 120-112 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night that
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11 hours ago

Scott Brooks must manage his starters’ minutes more down the stretch

Things are still great in Washington despite Friday’s loss to the 76ers. After a head-scratching 2-8 start to the season, the Wizards have gone 32-14. They hold the third seed in the Eastern Conference and are starting to get the national media’s attention. Now, the Wizards need to address what short-term goals they want to reach this season. The Wizards/Bullets franchise has...
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Wizards stumble in Philadelphia; Takeaways from 120-112 loss

USA TODAY Sports Bradley Beal scored 40 points, John Wall finished with 29 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds, and yet the Washington Wizards did not come away with the win Friday night in Philadelphia. Washington fell behind by as many as 22 and despite a relentless surge in the fourth quarter, fell short to the 76ers 120-112, snapping their four-game win streak. Lack of defense...
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11 hours ago

Wizards vs. 76ers final score: Washington falls 120-112 in first game after All-Star break

The Wizards lost to the 76ers 120-112 on Friday night in their first game back after the All-Star break. Washington lost even though Philadelphia was missing Joel Embiid due to and injury, and didn’t have any of the players they acquired in their trade deadline moves. In their absences, Robert Covington and Dario Saric stepped up for Philadelphia. Covington had 25 points, 11 rebounds...
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Wizards' defense fails to show up after All-Star break in loss to Sixers

PHILADELPHIA -- For some strange reason, no matter if the Wizards are at full-strength and the 76ers are weakened, this has always been a trap
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12 hours ago

Ian Mahinmi leaves Wizards loss to Sixers with back injury

Wizards big man Ian Mahinmi's bad luck with injuries this season continued on Friday night, as the big man did not appear in the second half
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12 hours ago

WATCH: Power goes out during Sixers-Wizards game

Now it’s official. You can turn out the lights on the Philadelphia 76ers’ season. With 37.9 seconds left in the second quarter, the Wells Fargo Center’s lights went out and the TV feed cut out during the Philadelphia 76ers-Washington Wizards game Friday night. This is not the first bizarre happening in Philadelphia this season. In December, a game against the Sacramento...
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Podcast: Breaking down the Bogdanovic trade and where the Wizards stand in the East

In this episode, Jake Whitacre and Alan Jenkins discuss Washington’s trade with Brooklyn and how it affects the Wizards’ bench lineups moving forward. They also take a look at if there’s any way the team can improve their backup point guard situation or if they’re better off standing pat. Finally, they discuss how things look in the Eastern Conference after the deadline and...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bojan Bogdanovic is thrilled to join Wizards, and may see minutes alongside starters

Bojan Bogdanovic sat in the corner of the Washington Wizards‘ practice facility, surveying the landscape of his new home. John Wall had summoned for someone to turn up the music, and as the beat bounced off the walls, and players laughed and launched jumpers, Bogdanovic quickly realized that he wasn’t in Brooklyn anymore. “It’s a […]
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Bogdanovic, McCullough, the Wizards and the Trade Deadline

not only do the Wizards add some much-needed bench scoring, they also rid themselves of likely their worst contract. And while parting with a first-round pick isn’t ideal, Grunfeld has a cringe-worthy history when it comes to drafting outside of the top three; Kelly Oubre and Tomas Satoransky are the only two players Grunfeld has drafted after No. 3 overall that are still on the...
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1 day ago

Just call him ‘Mac.’ Wizards rookie legally changes his name.

A Washington Wizards rookie returned from the all-star break as a new man. Or at least, a man with a new name. Sheldon Mac, formerly known as Sheldon Reeves McClellan, legally changed his name in his home town of Houston, Texas. The move became official earlier this week. Mac made the surprise announcement on Twitter with […]
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Wizards rookie Sheldon McClellan legally changes name

USA TODAY Sports Sheldon McClellan is no longer. The Washington Wizards rookie legally changed his name during the All-Star break. His name is Sheldon Mac — not to be confused to former Wizard Shelvin Mack. The former Miami Hurricane went back to his hometown of Houston, Tex. during the break and finished the six-month process to change his name. The name change sounds hip like...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

Wizards acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards added scoring punch to their bench on the eve of the trade deadline, acquiring swingman Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets. Washington also got forward Chris McCullough in the deal and sent a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick, Marcus Thornton and Andrew Nicholson to Brooklyn. The Wizards announced the trade Wednesday night. Bogdanovic...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets trading Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

The Washington Wizards are looking to remain with the pack atop the Eastern Conference standings heading into the unoficial start of the NBA’s second half.With wins in 27 of their past 35 games, the Wizards have surely proven themselves to be key players back east. Now, it looks like the team is doing what it can to continue this momentum.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski...
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The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Wizards are the biggest threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East

When the Washington Wizards got off to a 6-11 start to the NBA season many of their pessimistic fans believed that this would be yet another season to throw into the garbage bin.  When you look at what the Wizards have been through the past few seasons it’s easy to see why their fans are perpetually concerned.  Can Bradley Beal stay healthy for a whole season?  Is Scott Brooks...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time for Tiger Woods to formally retire

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was supposed to be here.After all, it is one of his tournaments.But Woods is nowhere to be found — in person, anyway.Eight of the world's 10 best players are here at one of the nation’s best golf courses, though — two players even have a chance to go to No. 1 if they win this week.But you’d never know that by walking around Riviera Country Club...
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8 days ago

Bradley Beal: All-Star snub ‘does not make sense’

Bradley Beal missed out on another opportunity to make his first career All-Star team when Carmelo Anthony was announced as Kevin Love’s injury replacement, and he’s not exactly thrilled with it.Speaking with the press on Thursday, the Washington Wizards shooting guard expressed his disappointment with the snub.“I’ll never say a player doesn’t deserve to be on the All-Star...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards using strong scoring balance, better defense, to contend in NBA’s East

Over the last two Mondays, we’ve seen how good the Washington Wizards can truly be. After losing to Cleveland just over a week ago, 140-135, in an overtime classic that TNT’s Kevin Harlan deemed maybe the best regular season game he ever saw — if you haven’t seen LeBron’s buzzer-beating bank shot to force overtime, you must — Washington blew out Oklahoma City 120-98 on...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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