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The return of John Wall even in limited minutes has seemed to ignite the Washington Wizards, who are on the verge of a four-game winning streak that would double their previous win total.
Accomplishing that feat requires beating the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night to begin their five-game, eight-day western road trip.
One game after rookie Bradley Beal hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining to beat Oklahoma City 101-99 on Jan. 7, Wall returned in a reserve role and scored 14 points in a 93-83 win over Atlanta on Saturday.
He scored 12 and added six assists off the bench in nearly 20 minutes of Monday's 120-91 rout of Orlando, and Wall's quickness and ability to lead the break are still apparent despite him sitting out the first 33 games with a left knee injury.
The Wizards (7-28) had a season-high 29 fast-break points Monday.
"It just came out of nowhere how fast we're playing now," said Beal, averaging 18.3 points during the winning streak. "Wit...
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Was it so long ago that John Wall was to be the new face of Reebok? And now, less than three years after signing with Reebok, the Washington Wizards guard has jumped ship...to Adidas. The two parties signed a multi-year partnership deal for an undisclosed amount at the end of last week,
"I've enjoyed my time with Reebok and I'm grateful for everything we accomplished...
This is a two part highlight post. First up is Ish Smith jumping completely over John Wall when he stops and pump fakes on a layup: Apparently, Wall was none to please that Ish jumped over him, and decided he would get a little payback on the court. In this video, he puts Smith on ice skates and crosses the Ish out of Ish: I bet players may think a little harder next...
Tweet Thankfully for the Washington Wizards (and their fans) John Wall is back after an extended absence due to a left knee injury. Wall scored 14 points and handed out 4 assists in 21 minutes on Saturday as Washington defeated the Atlanta Hawks 93-83 in his season debut. Monday the Orlando Magic were in [...]
I can confidently say that this is the first Ish Smith post that we've attempted on That NBA Lottery Pick and he had to do something pretty impressive to earn it.Earlier tonight, the Orlando Magic guard was playing some solid defense on Wizards guard John Wall.As he went up to attempt a block, Ish cleared Wall and leapt over him:
Yesterday, we posted a video of Orlando Magic guard Ish Smith leaping over Wizards guard John Wall and blocking his shot.Well, later in that game...Mr. Wall got revenge by dropping Ish with a pretty solid crossover that sent him to the ground and gave John the opportunity to find Kevin Seraphin for the easy bucket:
When you hear the Wizards and Magic are facing off against each other, you wouldn’t expect the highlights of the night to cone from that came. But that’s exactly what happened. First watch Ish Smith leap over John Wall and then recover and block his shot. But John Wall wasn’t going to go out like [...]
Wizards PG John Wall’s second game resulted in the another win. The team’s third straight win at home and second consecutive win over the Orlando Magic, a 120-91 win vs Magic. The Wizards are now 2-1 against the Magic this year but more importantly, they feel as though they’re beginning to gel. Wall’s return has given these [...]
Wizards 93, Hawks 83 [Saturday]
***JOHN WALL BACK! In something of a surprise return (a surprise to me, at least — I had no idea he was about to come back), Wall helped his Wizards achieve their first win streak (two games) of the season with a 21-minute, 14-point contribution (5-11, 4 AST/3 TO) off the bench. It was a feel-good game for the Wizards in more ways than one, as...
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Wizards play their best basketball, beating Orlando 120-91 in D.C. [WaPo]
Ish Smith got John Wall with a block, Wall got Ish with a dribble. [TAI]
Secret to the Wiz’ three-game streak is they’re running. [Bullets Forever]
Michal Neuvirth’s new goalie mask has Olie the Goalie on it. [Bog]
Neuvy and Braden Holtby should both see time in...
As has been the case for quite some time now, the Washington Wizards have long been considered the league clowns of the NBA. There’s really no need for clarification as the factors for the team’s prolonged suckassness has been on full display and well documented: slow starts, slow finishes, offensive ineptitude, defensive struggles, lack of talent, poor coaching, managerial mishaps...