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Recap: Wizards Fend Off Comeback, Edge Magic 105-98
October 30th, 2014 at 10:32 PM
It wasn't always pretty, and it was a lot closer than it should have been, but the Washington Wizards escaped with a 105-98 victory over the Orlando Magic, salvaging a 1-1 split on their Florida road trip and earning their first win of the season. John Wall had a monster...

Recap: Wizards Can’t Contain Chris Bosh, Fall to Heat 107-95
October 30th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
The depleted Washington Wizards hung tough, but the Miami Heat got a pair of superstar performances from Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, carrying them to a 107-95 victory on opening night. Bosh was a force in his first game as the Heat's primary option, burning the Wizards for 26 points...

Season Opener Preview: Washington Wizards Vs. Miami Heat
October 29th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
It's time. After a long absence, meaningful NBA basketball is finally back, and the Washington Wizards open their season tonight against the Miami Heat. It's an intriguing matchup, as the Wizards look to build on last season's surprising success and the Heat look to establish themselves in the post-LeBron era....

Injury-Plagued Wizards Can’t Afford Another Slow Start
October 27th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
Big things are expected from the Washington Wizards this season. After a surprising run the the Eastern Conference semis and what was widely considered to be a strong offseason, many have labeled the Wizards as not only a playoff contender, but a dark horse to make a run to the...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards 94, New Orleans Pelicans 89
October 9th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Washington Wizards are learning how to win ugly. Two days removed from a 85-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the Wizards rallied for a come from behind 94-89 win over the Pelicans. Much like the first game, this was a mixed bag for the Wizards, who had to overcome...

Four Wizards Players Suspended After Paul Pierce-Joakim Noah Shoving Match
October 8th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
The Washington Wizards will go into their regular season opener with a depleted lineup, as the NBA has suspended four players in the wake of a shoving match between Paul Pierce and Joakim Noah. Nene, DeJuan Blair, Xavier Silas and Daniel Orton were each suspended for one regular season game...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards Vs Chicago Bulls
October 7th, 2014 at 1:11 PM
The Washington Wizards were victorious in their preseason opener last night, defeating the Chicago Bulls 85-81, but it wasn't quite the performance many were looking for. It was a low-scoring, chippy game with lots of fouls, missed free throws and disappointing shooting performances. It was a mixed bag for the...

Wizards Vs. Bulls: What to Watch For
October 5th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
NBA basketball is finally upon us, as the Washington Wizards will open their preseason campaign against the Chicago Bulls tomorrow at the United Center. While stars like John Wall, Bradley Beal, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah likely won't see heavy minutes, there's still plenty to watch for, as both Eastern...

Do the Wizards Have a Potential Stretch 4 on Their Roster?
October 3rd, 2014 at 2:51 PM
'Stretch 4s' are all the rage in the NBA these days. Having a forward that can consistently hit from long range is a luxury that allows teams to stretch the floor by pulling paint defenders out to near the top of the key, unclogging the lane and adding another dimension...

Vegas Sportsbook Predicts Washington Wizards to Win 49.5 Games
October 1st, 2014 at 2:19 AM
Las Vegas' Westgate Superbook posted it's 2014 NBA Win Totals Tuesday, and Wizards fans should be happy with the projections. The Superbook has the Wizards winning 49.5 games this season, which would be the tied for the sixth highest total in the league. The six-game leap was one of the...

Getting to Know the Washington Wizards’ Training Camp Signees
September 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
After a flurry of recent additions, the Washington Wizards' 20-man training camp roster looks to be finalized. In addition to the 14 players the Wizards have already signed to the regular season roster, six new signees will be competing for the 15th and final roster spot. With a Ray Allen...

Washington Wizards Hire Howard Eisley as Assistant Coach
September 4th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
The Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers are swapping assistant coaches. After losing Sam Cassell to Doc Rivers' staff in July, the Wizards will replace him with Clippers assistant Howard Eisley, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Eisley has worked as the Clippers' player development assistant since 2010. He...

Can the Washington Wizards Avoid Another Slow Start?
August 24th, 2014 at 12:23 PM
The Washington Wizards, for all their talent, aren't exactly known for starting the season off on the right foot. Year after year, the team tends to stumble out of the gate, posting disappointing results and losing winnable games while displaying signs of dysfunction. During the 2011-2012 lockout shortened season, the...

Washington Wizards Regular Season Schedule Analysis
August 13th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) The wait is over. The NBA released the 2013-2014 regular season schedule tonight, and the Wizards will get ten (10!) national TV appearances this season. Here's a look at those games and a few other schedule...

Preview: Washington Wizards Preseason Schedule Analysis
August 11th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Wizards fans finally received their first bit of concrete scheduling information today, as Monumental Network finally released the team's eight game preseason schedule. The Wizards have an interesting slate of games ahead, including dates with potential playoff opponents, a face-off with an international champion, and a return to Baltimore. Here's...

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September 28th, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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Recap: Washington Wizards Lose First Preseason Game 100-88
October 8th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Wizards' 100-88 preseason loss to the woeful Charlotte Bobcats was not televised or aired on the radio, and with the Washington Nationals beginning their playoff baseball run and the Washington Redskins struggling valiantly in another tough Sunday duel, who should care? One look at the Washington/Charlotte box score and...

Old Washington Wizards-Cleveland Cavaliers Rivalry Revisited in “The Green Room”
September 5th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the age of free agency, maximum contracts, and friendly camaraderie among professional athletes, truly potent rivalries are often hard to come by. Some conflicts are founded on years of historical duels that help the rivalry withstand the tests of time, like those between the New York Yankees and Boston...

John Wall Highlights from the 2011-12 NBA Season
August 15th, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Wednesday was a slow day for NBA news, especially concerning the Washington Wizards. Thankfully, on days like today, we can turn to YouTube for basketball entertainment. Here now is a highlight video, courtesy of YouTube user vinsanity15dunk, showcasing John Wall's best moments on the court last season. The video contains mostly alley-oops...

Washington Wizards Versus Southeast Division: 2012-13 Miami Heat Matchup Preview
July 28th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
With the 2012-13 NBA schedule released and with most of this offseason's marquee free agents settled into new contracts, Washington Wizards fans can now officially begin to look forward to the new season. ***PHOTO1*** The media has speculated for months about the direction of the Wizards' organization. Majority owner Ted Leonsis and...