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Emeka Okafor says Wizards Record doesn’t Reflect their Ability The Washington Wizards are just 8-29 at this point in the season. A record that by no means indicates that they’re a team to be reckoned with or have playoff aspirations. However, if you look closely things have begun to change in Washington with the return of point guard John Wall.
Winning 4 out of their last 5 games, hopes are up in the Wizards locker room. Specifically the hopes of one Emeka Okafor who let it be known that this is a different team despite what their record says.
Per Michael Lee of the Washington Post: ”Our record isn’t reflective of who we are, how we’ve played and how we’re playing,” said Okafor.
“We’re starting to turn the corner, winning four out of five and feeling good. Starting to close games with confidence.”
Obviously a larger sample size is what will get the league to take notice, but I understand Okafor’s premise.
Confidence in the team is the first step towards turning around the Wizards. We’ll have to see if their recent stretch of strong play continues.
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In last night’s Washington Wizards loss to the L.A. Clippers, Blake Griffin was constantly harassed by the defensive duo of Nene and Trevor Booker. His frustrations were starting to show as he went 5-18 from the floor and things were getting chippy between he and both Wizards players defending him. There was lots of pushing and shoving going on and certainly some good acting. On...
Bradley Beal scored 23 points, John Wall blocked Ty Lawson's attempt for a tying layup in the final seconds and the Washington Wizards hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets, 112-108, on Friday night to snap an eight-game road losing streak.
Kevin Seraphin added 18 points and Wall and Trevor Ariza each added 14 points for the Wizards, who picked up just their second win away from...
Even without John Wall earlier this season, the Washington Wizards found a way to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers and end their franchise-worst start.
Now that Wall's back, the league-worst Wizards are looking to extend the Blazers' season-high losing streak to six when these teams meet on Monday night in Portland.
Losers of 12 straight to open the season, Washington...
PDX needs a win, now.
The Portland Trail Blazers sure know how to make things interesting, don’t they? For the first time in franchise history, the team has lost five straight games by six points or less.
Matchup: Portland (20-20) vs. Washington Wizards (8-30)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Portland needs a win as badly as anybody in the league...
DENVER -- The Washington Wizards used an 18-4 run to start the fourth quarter to rally past the Denver Nuggets 112-108 on Friday night. Washington's Bradley Beal blocked Ty Lawson's lay-up attempt in the final seconds to deny Denver a chance to tie the game and force overtime. The Wizards won their fourth game in their past five and improved their road record to 2-16...