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Frustrations boil over in Washington after loss to Jazz

WASHINGTON - Adversity is nothing new for the Washington Wizards. They’ve seen their share of trials this season. They haven’t always passed through their trials with flying colors, but they’ve managed to get through them well enough to be the third-best team in the Eastern Conference. But in Sunday’s 102-92 loss against the Utah Jazz, things were different. Frustrations...
Via Bullets Forever
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Hayward Scores 30, Wizards Suffer 2nd Straight Loss

Utah coach Quin Snyder praised the Wizards’ guards before and after Sunday’s game. In between, his Jazz beat them. Gordon Hayward scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds, and the Jazz beat the Wizards 102-92 on Sunday for their third straight victory. Washington, the Southeast Division leader, has lost two in a row for the first time since early January...
Via CBS DC
2 hours ago

John Wall, Wizards complain about officiating: ‘No-name guys are getting calls’

USA TODAY Sports The Washington Wizards were not pleased with the disparity of fouls called in their loss Sunday against the Utah Jazz. At halftime the Wizards had attempted just one free throw, while the Jazz had 18 attempts. The disparity increased in the second half, as the Jazz finished with 19 more free throw attempts than the Wizards with a 32-13 advantage. The gap was wider...
Via KCM Sports
7 hours ago

By the numbers: Wizards' streak of scoring 100+ points snapped by Jazz

The Wizards' streak of scoring 100 points or more was snapped on Sunday night. Here are some stats to put it in perspective.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 hours ago

Morning tip: If Scott Brooks has any magic left in his touch with Wizards, now is the time

The season is hardly lost after two bad games, but to keep a top four seed in the East, the Wizards have to do better than this.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 hours ago

Getting to know Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough from a Brooklyn perspective

By now, you probably have some idea of what Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough can bring to the table for the Wizards. But nothing beats the perspective of someone who has been able to follow their highs and lows in Brooklyn. So for that, we talked to Bryan Fonseca of NetsDaily about Washington’s new players and what Wizards fans can expect in the future from them. Wizards...
Via Bullets Forever
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights: Wizards can't erase slow start in loss to Jazz

The Wizards lost to the Jazz after a slow start and significant disparity in foul calls in favor of Utah.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 hours ago

‘This isn’t nothing new’: John Wall rails against make-up calls and missed fouls

John Wall doesn’t want sympathy calls. Wall explains these are the kind of fouls rewarded when officials attempt to make up for a free throw disparity between teams. And these whistles come later in the game, Wall believes way too late, with the hope of appeasing someone like him. During the Washington Wizards’ 102-92 loss, […]
Via Wizards Insider
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards fall to 0-2 following All-Star Break after loss to Utah

USA TODAY Sports For the first time since Jan. 2-3, the Washington Wizards have loss back-to-back games. The Wizards followed up their upset loss to Philadelphia on Friday night with a 102-92 loss at home against the Utah Jazz. John Wall 23 points and 11 assists, and Bradley Beal bounced back from a scoreless first half to finish with 22 points. However, Gordon Heyward scored a...
Via KCM Sports
12 hours ago

Wizards vs. Jazz final score: Washington loses second in a row, falling 102-92 to Utah

Utah's top-ranked scoring defense snapped the Wizards' 23 game streak of scoring at least 100 points and handed them their second-straight loss, 102-92 on Sunday evening. The Jazz struggled with protecting the ball early in the game, which gave the Wizards some easy points in transition. Washington used a 9-0 run to take an early lead until Bradley Beal picked up two quick fouls...
Via Bullets Forever
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hayward scores 30 points as Jazz beat Wizards 102-92

WASHINGTON (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 102-92 on Sunday for their third straight victory. Northwest Division-leading Utah led by as many as 24 points before Washington got within six with just over 2 minutes left. Hayward hit a pair of jumpers to seal the win. George Hill added...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago

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 […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 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...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Yardbarker
6 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...
Via isportsweb.com
8 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...
Via FOX Sports
10 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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