Tagged: ‘Washington Wizards’

Best of Yardbarker: Don’t sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs
April 28th, 2017 at 3:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Sidney Crosby scored twice in the Penguins' 3-2 victory against the Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Patrick Smith/Getty Images It's not uncommon for the NFL to own the news cycle, particularly during the NFL Draft, which just so happens to be going on in Philadelphia...

Five most important role players in first round of NBA playoffs
April 14th, 2017 at 9:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** The first round of the NBA playoffs has arrived, after a season packed with surprises and intrigue. Following last offseason, nearly all of the viewing public thought a Cavs-Warriors rematch was inevitable. Now with more than a thousand games played, that is clearly not the case. MVP candidates are dominating the...

Top 10 matchups for the first round of the NBA playoffs
April 13th, 2017 at 11:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** Basketball is a game defined by matchups. A certain team might be better than its opponent. But when there are specific individual mismatches, that doesn't amount to much. This is only magnified when it comes to the playoffs, where the game's best players take on one another. From Rajon...

Top 10 storylines for the 2017 NBA playoffs
April 12th, 2017 at 11:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Mar 29, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gives direction to his team against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half at AT&T Center.  Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports The long NBA regular season is finally over. We're now getting to the...

Off-day news & notes: Cavaliers taking focus of 1-seed, resting Monday
April 10th, 2017 at 6:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** Can James Johnson take one more shot at the Toronto Raptors in 2016-17? Remember how Johnson went lightly used in last year's playoffs before the team's series against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers? Brought back after two years away from the team for matchups...