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Washington Wizards Week in Review, Vol. 2
November 16th, 2014 at 9:32 PM
A look at some of the top Wizards storylines from the last week. A historic start So much for starting slow. After years of getting off on the wrong foot, the Wizards have flipped the script this season, jumping out to a red-hot 7-2 start. They currently sit in first place in...

Recap: Wizards Edge Pistons 107-103, Continue Hot Start
November 12th, 2014 at 10:48 PM
The Washington Wizards continued their hot start Wednesday night, notching a 107-103 comeback victory over the Detroit Pistons to improve to 6-2. The Wizards hadn't reached six wins this early in the season in 40 years, and they're proving that they can do more than just survive without Bradley Beal....

Recap: Wizards Withstand Pacers Rally, Hold on for 97-90 Win
November 8th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
Nene scored 17 points, including 15 in the first quarter, and the Wizards got some solid contributions from the bench en route to a 97-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Wizards got off to a hot start and built a 17 point halftime lead before Solomon Hill led the...

Recap: Streaking Raptors Crush Wizards, 103-84
November 7th, 2014 at 10:35 PM
We've talked about how the Wizards are learning to win ugly. Apparently, they haven't forgotten how to lose ugly either. The Wizards struggled mightily on both ends of the court, and the Raptors rode a hot shooting performance to an easy 103-84 victory. Kyle Lowry had a triple double with...

4-1 Wizards are Finding Ways to Win Ugly
November 7th, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Five games into the young season, the Washington Wizards sit atop the Eastern Conference standings at 4-1. But despite their success, the Wizards' hot start can be viewed with both excitement and frustration. On the one hand, the Wizards are in first place and are off to their best start...

Recap: Wizards Survive Pacers in OT, Move to 4-1
November 6th, 2014 at 10:56 AM
It wasn't pretty, but the Wizards managed to get the job done yet again. John Wall had 31 points and 10 assists, and the Wizards held off the feisty but injury-ravaged Pacers for a 96-94 win in overtime. The Pacers, playing without Paul George, David West, and Rodney Stuckey, hung...

Recap: Wizards Stymie Knicks, Improve to 3-1
November 5th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The Washington Wizards continued their hot start Tuesday night, moving to 3-1 with a 98-83 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Wizards are off to their best start in years, and it looks like they'll be able to do more than just survive in Bradley...

Washington Wizards Week in Review, Vol. 1
November 2nd, 2014 at 3:29 PM
Every Sunday this season, Wizards 101 will take a closer look at some of the top storylines surrounding the Washington Wizards. A good start? Just three games into the 2014-2015 season, the Washington Wizards have accomplished something it took them months to achieve last season: getting above .500. Sure, it's a...

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...