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The Wizards once again succumbed to the wrath that has become the Detroit Pistons. The night served plenty of heartache from Nene's absence to John Wall's barf-worthy performance, to Steve Buckhantz's fake-me-out dagger. The dejection transpired into the locker room as Wall had little to say in defense of his recent funk. Brad Beal expressed remorse for passing up a layup or floater attempt on the final possession, while Trevor Ariza broke down the possible confusion on the final play. Ariza also defended his point guard after a reporter suggested that Wall wasn't "acting like the leader."
"We all didn't do what we needed to do, and if we want to win games, we have to bring a better effort." -- Trevor Ariza
"We have to realize it's not about 'me me me', it's about 'WE' and tonight we didn't show that." -- Bradley Beal
"No health issue at all. Just trying to play basketball and help my teammates." -- John Wall
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Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton says John Wall is ''in a funk right now.''
The Wizards' franchise player hasn't been shooting well and has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate over the last few games.
Wall was on the bench for most of the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss to Detroit Pistons. He said afterward that his turnovers...
Well, this doesn’t happen often. Watch and listen as the Wizards announcers animatedly call the final possession for the Wizards in Wednesday night’s game and mistake an airball for a game-winning three by Trevor Ariza. Classic.
”Ariza, baseline, DAGGER!!! Ariza from the baseline for three and the Wizards with a miraculous comeback in Washington….they’re saying it did...
Pre-Game News and Notes
Knicks vs. Wizards
The Knicks will be looking to get some revenge on a Wizards team that beat them in their last meeting and have been playing good basketball since John Wall returned from his injury. The Wizards are not as bad as their 18-38 record would make them out to be. The Wizards are 13-10 with Wall in the lineup; a record that would put them right...
It has to be a challenging task to work as a play-by-play announcer for the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are currently 18-38 this season. I imagine the last time a Wizard announcer was able to show pure excite for their team opposed to the visiting team was when Michael Jordan played for them.
During Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons, Steve Buckhantz gave insight...
A last second three pointer from the corner by Wizards forward Trevor Ariza hit nothing but air last night in Wizards’ 96-95 loss to the Pistons. At first glance, the three seemed to have hit nothing but net and that’s exactly what Wizards play-by-play man Steve Buckhantz thought went he went into a celebratory calling the shot a “DAAAAAGGGGER”.
But after a brief silence...
As Bradley Beal took the inbound on the final play of the game, it looked like the pieces were in play for a game-winning bucket. But it was the decision of who was going to take it that ultimately damned the Wizards against the Pistons for the fourth time this season.
The play seemed to break down when Beal drove to the hoop. Instead of trying to finish through some traffic...
In the final seconds of Wednesday night's Pistons/Wizards game, Trevor Ariza tossed up a three-pointer from the corner for what would have been a game-winning buzzer-beater, only it wasnt. Check out the video from each teams announcers.
Wizards TV announcer Steve Buckhantz made a pretty hilarious blunder at the end of Washington’s 96-95 loss to the Detroit Pistons Wednesday.
The Wizards were down by one and had a last chance to win the game. The ball went into the hands of Trevor Ariza who attempted a corner three for the game. The ball hit the net, so Buckhantz thought it went in for the game-winner and reacted...
Yes, for a guy calling a professional or for that matter any sports game on TV, there's nothing more exciting to call a "Game Winner".
And that's what makes this call so funny.
Steve Buchantz, who calls Washington Wizards games for Comcast Sports was so ready to call a game winning 3-pointer that he actually called it, even though...
We all know that NBA play-by-play announcers can screw up from time-to-time but Wednesday night's Detroit Pistons/Washington Wizards had bizarre final call from Washington play-by-play man Steve Buckhantz.The Wizards trailed by one with 12.3 seconds left and had possession of the ball. The ball ended up in the hands of forward Trevor Ariza for the game-winning three-pointer but...
March is here, and college hoops is raging full blast, the Wiz are actually beating teams with winning records, and the Caps desperately need to gain ground in the Southeast Division. Below is a preview of what to watch, why, and the best place to watch it.
Friday March 1
New York Knicks at Washington Wizards (7 p.m.): This is a big one, not because the Wiz will make a playoff run...
Current Standings - New York – 2nd in the Eastern Conference (6.5 games behind Miami), 1st in the Atlantic Division (2 games ahead of Brooklyn) Washington – 13th in the Eastern Conference (10 games behind #8 seed Milwaukee).
Previous Meeting - New York fell to Washington 106-96, on February 6th, 2013.
What To Watch For - The Knicks have responded to their four game losing...