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With the top five teams in the West already a lock for the playoffs, there are only 3 spots left in the west. Problem is, there’s 6 teams with a realistic chance of nabbing those spots, including Utah.
As this race heats up, I’d like to take this opportunity to begin a weekly update of the playoff chances for these teams. I’ll include my thoughts on what each team will need to do to move up in the standings or hold their ground.
The six teams are Golden State, Houston, the LA Lakers, Utah, Dallas, and Portland, in order of their current standings.
Sitting with the sixth seed with a record of 41-31 they are in the best position to not only make the playoffs, but possibly move up past Memphis, especially with their current slump and drumming they got from John Wall and the Wizards last night. Golden State had a tough start to their week though, facing the Lakers, but managed a big lead and held on for the win. A visit from Sacramento and Portland, bottom half teams i...
BEST OF MAXIM
After being ejected for two technical fouls the game before, the Wizards’ John Wall came back with a vengeance in route to a career high 47 points vs the Grizzlies Monday night. With the Wiz down to only 9 players for the game due to injury, it was pretty clear who was going to take on most of the scoring load for Washington. Wall finished the game going 13-22 from the floor, including...
Everyone is talking about how much of a threat John Wall has become. The man has blazing speed. He may be one of, if not, the fastest player in the league. Scouts and Agents (see David Falk) have been hard on John Wall, as there was one grave aspect that was lacking in his game.
It WAS his jump shot.
Yes, WAS and not IS. Amazing isn’t it?
Recently, Wall has been...
Tweet Washington Wizards point guard and former number one overall pick John Wall believes he is worth max contract money, and he has been proving it with his play lately. The latest example is him scoring a career-high 47 points Monday night in a Wizards victory over the Grizzlies. Here are the highlights: Wall has [...]
It must be hard to be one of the elite talents in the NBA and be stuck on a poor team like the Washington Wizards. So when he gets a nasty elbow like the one that Klay Thompson from the Warriors gave him Saturday it is understandable that he be a little upset.
What is not understandable is how he can keep running his mouth long after the play is done that the refs feel till the...
Wizards beat Memphis for sixth straight home win as John Wall goes off for 47 points, the third-highest total in the NBA this season. He’s on fire. [WaPo]
Pradamaster is all over the mechanics of Wall’s jumper. [Bullets Forever]
Randy Wittman didn’t like the Wiz being compared to a circus. [USAT Sports]
The Wiz are giving out replica 1978 championship rings on April 6. [Bog...
If there's a reason to watch Friday night's matchup between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic, it may be to see John Wall.
These teams have numerous players unavailable as Wall tries to help the visiting Wizards end a six-game road losing streak against a Magic team that has dropped eight straight.
Washington (26-45) had only eight players available in its last contest...
Former Kentucky Wildcats John Wall and Darius Miller both set career high’s in scoring against some tough competition. Wall dropped 47 points in a 107-94 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Replacing the injured Eric Gordon, Darius Miller made the start for the Hornets, and scored 16 points in a 110-86 win.
John Wall started the season on the bench with a knee injury. In the Wizards...
thunder 103 wizards 80
3/27/2013 - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
NBA.com Game Highlights
With only eight players actually dressed for the game, the Washington Wizards simply had nothing but their pride and dignity to show for against the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder last night.
Despite the 23-point loss, which would...
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
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Injury Report: Nene (sore knee/wrist/shoulder), Tervor Ariza (flu-like symptons), Bradley Beal (sprained left ankle), and A.J. Price (sore right groin) missed Washington's Monday game against the Grizzlies. Leandro Barbosa is out due to left knee surgery and will miss the remainder...