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Recap: Wizards Stun Magic on Beal’s Buzzer-Beater
December 11th, 2014 at 10:39 AM
The Washington Wizards continued their dominance over the Orlando Magic, as Bradley Beal hit a game-winning tip-in off an Andre Miller inbounds pass to lift the team to a 91-89 victory. It looked like the Magic were about to reverse their fortunes, as a Tobias Harris dunk but them up...

Recap: Beal, Wizards Down Lakers for Third Straight Victory
December 4th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Bradley Beal had his best game of the season, John Wall had yet another double-double, and the Wizards overcame a slow start to breeze past the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95 for their third straight victory. The Lakers, winners of two straight, got off to a hot start thanks to Kobe Bryant...

Recap: Washington Wizards Crush Miami Heat in Rematch
December 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 AM
The Washington Wizards got a measure of payback last night, as they avenged their season-opening loss with a dominant 107-86 victory over the Miami Heat. It was yet another stingy defensive performance from the Wizards, as they held the Heat, the league's leaders in three-point percentage, to 2-22 from beyond...

Recap: Washington Wizards Hold Off New Orleans Pelicans, Earn 10th Win
November 30th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
In another strong defensive performance, the Wizards bottled up the New Orleans Pelicans offense to squeak out an 83-80 victory and improve their record to 10-5. It was the lowest point total for the Pelicans this season, who shot 37% from the field and only had three players in double...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Summer League Journal: Wizards Finish 3-2 at Vegas After Defeating Milwaukee Bucks 78-75
July 19th, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards ended their 2012 Vegas Summer League campaign with a 78-75 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the COX Pavilion on Wednesday. In what proved to be their most competitive and entertaining game of the summer, the Wizards battled back to take the lead in the...

Summer League Journal: Washington Wizards Even Summer League Record with Win Against Memphis Grizzlies
July 18th, 2012 at 12:48 PM
The Washington Wizards survived a torrid shooting performance by second year player Josh Selby of the Memphis Grizzlies and won their fourth game of Summer League 83-77 at the COX Pavilion on Tuesday. Selby, the former number one high school recruit in the country, scored 35 points and shot seven for...

USA Men’s Basketball Team Defeats Brazil in Olympic Exhibition Game at Verizon Center
July 17th, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Washington Wizards center Nenê was unable to defend his home court, the Verizon Center, in an exhibition match that pitted his Brazilian squad against the top-ranked United States team featuring NBA superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant among others.  ***PHOTO1*** Though Nenê and Brazil were able to keep the score...

NBA Summer League Journal: Wizards Defeated by the NBA D-League Select Team 85-78
July 16th, 2012 at 6:00 AM
The Washington Wizards suffered their second loss of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League Sunday night. They were defeated by the NBA Developmental League's All-Star 85-78, closing out their third straight day of play at the COX Pavilion this weekend. Andre Emmett and Jeremy Wise had 17 and 12 respectively for...

NBA Summer League Journal: Washington Wizards Fall to Atlanta Hawks 102-82
July 14th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Third overall pick Bradley Beal did not disappoint in his first appearance in a Washington Wizards uniform. Beal scored 22 points yesterday during the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Yet for all of his efforts the team came up embarrassingly short, losing 102-82 to a Hawks...