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Wizards’ Trevor Booker gets another chance with Andray Blatche down

Trevor Booker received some disappointing news when he arrived at practice on Tuesday and realized that a left-handed jump hook that he was credited with making during the Wizards’ 102-99 victory last Saturday over Charlotte actually belonged to Kevin Seraphin. The NBA corrected the mistake, so, instead of scoring 16 points on 6 for 6 shooting, he actually had 14 points on 5 for...

Wittman Compares Wiz To Cigarette Smokers

You've probably heard this one before, but the Washington Wizards are a mess.  They played so poorly that they got one coach fired and now their new coach is making comparisons about them and they aren't exactly the most flattering.  The New York Times' Jake Appleman spent some time with the Wizards and new coach Randy Wittman, who wasn't incredibly optimistic about...

Wizards’ Shelvin Mack, Kevin Seraphin have career nights in Orlando

Outside of Rashard Lewis, Coach Randy Wittman was getting next to nothing from the rest of his starting five early on Wednesday, so he called on Shelvin Mack, Jordan Crawford, Kevin Seraphin and Trevor Booker and the game suddenly turned. The Wizards lost, 109-103, but if not for a critical 22-5 run fueled almost entirely by backups, they might have been knocked out much sooner....

What's Wrong With John Wall?

The million dollar question in the DMV is ‘What’s wrong with John Wall?’. The Wizards traveled to Orlando to face off against the struggling Magic. It was another loss but the Wizards are playing much better as a team and sooner or later they will start to win some of these competitive matchups. Finding the silver lining in the dark cloud that has been the 1st quarter...

Win Over Wizards An Imperfect Cure

A win over the Washington Wizards is not going to impress anyone. Sorry. It just is not. This is still, despite a much more inspired level of play under new head coach Randy Wittman, one of the bottom feeders in the league. Considering though where Orlando has been, and where it still wants to go, any win with a strong offensive outpouring, with a decent defensive effort, with ball...

Wizards’ Nick Young shrugs off poor start with late flurry

Nick Young used to be a player who would miss his first few shots, then sulk through the rest of the game. If he started cold, he stayed cold and could never move on. But he has matured plenty since becoming a regular starter and has routinely used sluggish starts as a challenge to have heroic finishes. His latest example was on Wednesday in Orlando, where Young spent most of the...

Trevor Booker looks to provide offensive spark for Wizards

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wizards forward Trevor Booker has never minded the moniker "junkyard dog." It's a common nickname for a tough, defensive-minded, high-energy player. It's something Booker takes pride in. With injuries to Ronny Turiaf and Andray Blatche, Booker knows he'll have an expanded role for Washington and will need ...

Wizards’ Ernie Grunfeld has ‘seen some real good signs’ since making coaching change

Ernie Grunfeld offered his first extended comments since dismissing Flip Saunders and replacing him with Randy Wittman, explaining the direction and the plan in a lengthy telephone interview, but he also expressed his enthusiasm for how the team has played over the past four games. Read full article >>

Wizards at Magic: Game 22 discussion thread

Ernie Grunfeld plans to stay the course with the Wizards’ rebuilding efforts and has been encouraged by what he has seen since the team replaced Flip Saunders with Randy Wittman last week. Tonight the Wizards hope to improve on their last performance against the Orlando Magic, in which Washington missed its first 12 shots en route to a humiliating 103-85 loss. Former Magic player...

Magic GameNight: Orlando vs. Washington (2/1/12)

Check out Magic GameNight for details of Orlando's game against the Washington Wizards.

Rose, Bulls Dominate Wizards

“We fought hard till the end,” said Nick Young after the Wizards loss to the Chicago Bulls. The Wizards knew they were going against a great team in Chicago and one of the premiere defensive teams in the NBA. Considering the state of rebuild the Wizards are currently in, there won’t be many wins. But in the case of a loss, they should always go down swinging. A great example...

Washington Wizards (4-17) at Orlando Magic (12-9), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Orlando Magic try to avoid a fifth straight loss this evening when they welcome the hapless Washington Wizards to Amway Center.
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