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Game Notebook 26: Suns at Wizards

Suns 104 Wizards 92 December 21, 2014 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC [Last night, basically.] “We’re building habits for a great team; we’re building habits for the playoffs. That’s what im looking for each and every night.” Quite the profound quote from Paul Pierce as shared by our friend, CSN’s Chris Miller, during last night’s […] The post Game Notebook 26...
Via Hoop District
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

5 Days Of Christmas NBA Game Previews: Wizards vs. Knicks

The Washington Wizards host the New York Knicks in Christmas NBA Game #1. Welcome to the first of the 5 Days of Christmas NBA Game Previews as we break down the Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks. New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards 12PM EST on ESPN The Washington Wizards are off to an impressive 19-6 start despite dealing with injuries to Bradley Beal and Nene during...
Via Basketball Bicker
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Says Washington Wizards Must Build Better Habits

According to ESPN, Paul Pierce is not completely impressed with the Washington Wizards early season success and thinks the team needs to “build better habits.” Following a 105-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday, the veteran said “It’s not about today, winning the game today and how we won. We’re building habits for the great teams, we’re building habits for the...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Gets Free Chick-Fil-A And Loves Every Bite

Marcin Gortat was greeted with free Chick-Fil-A and couldn't stop smiling about it.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards Are Really Good At Shooting Threes And Should Probably Shoot More Of Them

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards in three-point attempts and makes last season by knocking down 180 of 442. Second in both categories was Martell Webster (146 of 372), followed by Bradley Beal (138 of 343) and John Wall (108 of 308). Wall’s jumper improved dramatically last year, so Wizards fans...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

The Washington Wizards are out to a fast start with an 18-6 record and 13-2 at home. With this record, you’d fans would be flocking to the Verizon Center to support their team. However, on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the attendance was well short of a sellout and that has ESPN’s Michael Wilbon seeing red. Wilbon called out DC fans during an appearance on Tony Kornheiser’s...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Plays Santa, Delivers Christmas Presents To Kids (Photos)

The Washington Wizards are spreading the cheer on and off the court this season. The Wizards, hanging on to first place in the Eastern Conference, spent their Wednesday morning delivering gifts to kids in the Washington area as part of the Family-to-Family program. Man there is no better tradition in dc sports than the wizards holiday present bus http://t.co/YVTP4BlL7g— Dan Steinberg...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce gets his 'Rad' on, test drives children's bike

Paul Pierce makes sure that if there's ever a moment in time that you don't think he's the absolute best, that moment doesn't last very long. Today, as apart of an NBA Cares initiative, many of the Washington Wizards got on a bus and went door to door dropping off children's toys. Pierce, apparently concerned with the durability of the bike (but maybe also kind of driven by the fact...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Andre Miller Rejected By Rim On Putback Dunk Attempt (Video)

Give a 38-year-old man credit for believing in himself. Andre Miller, the veteran backup point guard for the Washington Wizards, tried to get on a highlight reel during Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. When teammate Kevin Seraphin’s turnaround hook shot misfired, Miller tested the extent of his physical abilities by attempting a putback slam dunk. It didn...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Miller's putback slam rejected by the rim (GIF)

Washington Wizards reserve guard Andre Miller failed to convert on a putback slam dunk, getting rejected by the rim, during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against Minnesota.Miller was following a missed reverse jump hook by teammate Kevin Seraphin, but just wasn't high enough above the rim:Miller went 0-for-3 in 7 minutes of playing time. The Wizards beat the Timberwolves...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Takes Zach LaVine to School

Minnesota’s rookie point guard Zach LaVine has huge upside. He may be in the discussion as one of the better point guards in the NBA down the line. But on Tuesday night he was taken to school, and his teacher was Wizards’ point guard John Wall. LaVine struggled to stay with the faster Wall all night. Wall scored 21 points and dropped 17 assists, tying his career-high in which...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Miller Comes Up Short with One-Hand Putback Dunk

At the age of 38 Andre Miller is playing in his 16th season in the NBA. He entered the season as the second-oldest player on an NBA roster behind Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers. Miller has been the professor of advice, schooling defenders to help the Wizards build the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. At times he looks younger than the 20 something kids that try...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall stars in Taken 3/ESPN trailer

We’re a couple of weeks away from the release of Taken 3 in theaters, and ESPN is promoting the film a little bit by combining it with a promotion for their NBA Christmas schedule on ABC. In this trailer, Liam Neeson calls John Wall to tell him that the Knicks will beat the Wizards on Christmas. Yep. That’s totally plausible. I’d assume this trailer was filmed before the...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Notebook, Game 23: Wiz preserve home success despite slow start

Wizards 93 Jazz 84 December 15, 2014 – Verizon Center, Washington DC BFFs reunited. For the second weekend in a row, the Wizards partook in Sunday Funday of the basketball variety and for the second weekend in a row, they came out on to the floor like they had just rolled out of an Uber […] The post Wizards Notebook, Game 23: Wiz preserve home success despite slow start appeared...
Via Hoop District
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5th Quarter: Wizards 93 Jazz 84

BRADLEY BEAL ICED THE GAME WITH THIS SHOT THE RECORD The win improves Washington to 17-6 overall and 12-2 at home, where they have won seven straight and are 5-1 against the Western Conference. The win, at least temporarily, puts the Wizards in first place in the Southeast Division and tied with the Toronto Raptors for first in the Eastern Conference. This time last season, the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal connects on inbounds alley oop with 0.8 seconds left to beat Magic (Video)

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal hit the game-winning shot in Wednesday night's 91-89 victory over Orlando by connecting with an inbounds alley oop with 0.8 seconds left to beat the buzzer.Beal started out in the corner of the court, got a screen and ran to the rim while Andre Miller floated the inbounds pass over the defense with perfect timing, leaving the hometown Magic fans...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Bradley Beal’s Game-Winning Layup off Lob with 0.8 Seconds Left

Tied at 89-89 with 0.8 seconds left Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman drew up the perfect play. Andre Miller lobbed the ball off the inbounds while teammate Bradley Beal drifted to the rim. The lob was perfect and Beal’s lift was perfect timing. In the end, the Wizards escaped Orlando with a 91-89 win. The win moves the Wizards to 15-6 on the season, tying them with...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal Wins Game On Gorgeous In-Bounds Alley-Oop Play

The last few days have been quite an adventure for the Washington Wizards. The Eastern Conference’s current 3-seed lost to Boston in somewhat convincing fashion on Sunday, and appeared to be well on their way towards returning the favor Monday night until the Celtics mounted a fourth quarter rally that eventually pushed the game into Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bomani Jones calls out Colin Cowherd over John Wall talk

One of the worst vendettas in sports media is Colin Cowherd’s multiple years of riding John Wall into the ground.  Cowherd’s rants on Wall ever since he debuted in the NBA is the worst of sports talk radio and enough words have been typed about the subject.  It’s been nothing short of racially charged character assassination.  Over the years Cowherd has called Wall’s...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall cries in interview after dedicating game to deceased girl (Video)

John Wall showed some heartfelt emotion on Monday night after playing a great game in honor of a 6-year-old girl who died earlier in the day. Wall met Miyah Telemaque-Nelson in March and felt an immediate connection with the young girl. Telemaque-Nelson was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma last October and succumbed to the disease Monday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Wizards Things to Watch This Week

Welcome back to a new weekly series by Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. The Wizards have lost two of three games for the first time this season, and, though they still have the second-best record in the East at 10-5, they’re now 2.5 games behind Toronto for the top spot, and only a half-game above Chicago. Luckily, the next two weeks or so should be one of the easier...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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