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1. They’ve won five straight at home!
2. The last four home wins all came by double-digits.
3. They’ve won seven of their last 10 overall!
4. Six of those seven wins came after John Wall’s return.
5. Wall is playing at a high level, especially compared to his first two years. Just look at his per 36 stats, where he’s averaging 20 points and 10 assists, way up over career averages of 16 and 8.
6. Team stats also show Wall’s impact. From Bullets Forever:
Washington has scored 102.6 points per 100 possessions and posted a 54 percent true shooting percentage in the nine games since Wall returned. For the team’s previous 33 games? They scored 93.1 points per 100 possessions and posted a team-wide true shooting percentage of only 48.4 percent.
7. Michael Lee’s Bulls game story describes the Wiz as “perplexing and cute” and includes this quote:
“I remember in the beginning, everybody say we” stink, Nene said. “Now we start to prove a point. Now we start playing our game, have back all of our
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John Wall made his first start of the season in a win Friday over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wall played well, making 6-of-10 shots and 2-of-3 free throws for 14 points. The Wizards point guard added a rebound, five assists and two blocks.
Despite starting, Wall played few minutes -- just 21 -- than his last five games. In those games, he averaged 27.2 minutes (14.4 points...
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With Saturday night’s win over Chicago, the Wizards are miraculously one of the hottest teams in the NBA, going 7-3 in their past ten games. The return of John Wall is probably the most important factor in this recent hot streak, but his ability to improve everyone on this team is probably the most impressive.
The two most notable performers, in...
John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and the no-longer-last Washington Wizards finally hit double digits in wins Friday night with a 114-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wall, who came off the bench for the first seven games after his return from a knee injury, had assists on the Wizards' first two baskets in a game in which...
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards have been called many names this season. Following their latest victory, one moniker no longer applies: last place. John Wall had 14 points in his first start of the season and the Wizards moved out the NBA's basement with a 114-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Jordan Crawford paced six double-figure scorers with...
wizards 86 bulls 73
1/26/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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Emeka Okafor: Even though he wouldn’t admit it was just him in the locker room after the game, John Wall has really been the one factor for improvement with every single player. For the first part of this season, Okafor’s play was frustrating...
WASHINGTON -- Earlier this season when they endured nightly jabs on and off the court, the Wizards might have been content simply running with the Bulls. Now with its full contingent in place, Washington is delivering the gory knockout blows. Emeka Okafor tallied 15 points and 16 rebounds, and John Wall also had 15 points as the Wizards won their fifth straight home game with an...
Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 16 rebounds, helping the surging Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 86-73, on Saturday night.
John Wall and Nene each scored 16 points for Washington, which has won consecutive games for the second time this season. The Wizards have won five straight at home for the first time in five years and seven of 10 overall.
It's a marked improvement...
WASHINGTON -- Emeka Okafor tallied 15 points and 16 rebounds, and John Wall also had 15 points as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight home game with an 86-73 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Nene's 16 points led the Wizards (11-31), who took control with a 34-11 run overlapping halftime. Washington has won 7 of 10 games after starting the season...
It's time for another NBAwful update, sports fans! It should come as no surprise to anyone that watches the NBA that the Wizards and Bobcats are awful. But this year, they have some company. Cleveland is not rocking, and Phoenix is not burning up the desert. It's NBAwful!The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats both sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They&...
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Based on the way they've played of late, the Washington Wizards are confident they can bounce back from their latest defeat and possibly end their struggles in Philadelphia.
The Wizards look to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss to the inconsistent 76ers on Wednesday night.
Washington (11-32) has won seven of 11 and is 6-4 since John Wall made his season debut after returning...
Sparked by the return of their starting point guard, the Washington Wizards have played like a different team following their forgettable start.
The Sacramento Kings, however, can't seem to find an answer for their season-long struggles.
The Wizards will try for their first six-game home winning streak in six years on Monday night when they host the Kings, losers of four straight...