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WASHINGTON -- In the basketball-loving nation's capital, the letter "W" stands for Wizards or Washington, but not "win" -- not yet. The Washington Wizards fell to 0-9, the worst start in franchise history, as the Indiana Pacers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 96-89 win Monday at the Verizon Center. Despite a furious second-half rally, Washington broke its previous mark of eight straight losses to open a season, set during the truncated 2011-12 campaign. The Pacers (5-7) held on despite blowing most of a 20-point, third-quarter lead against the NBA's only winless team. David West scored a season-high 30 points for Indiana, and a late-night phone call helped Pacers center Roy Hibbert break out of a prolonged slump. Hibbert finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and he matched West with four blocked shots. Slow starts have plagued Washington throughout the season, and the misfiring Wizards trailed 26-7 in the first quarter. Near ra...
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It should never have come down to it, but a win is a win, even if it was an ugly one against the winless Washington Wizards.The Indiana Pacers somehow managed to squander a 20-point lead in the third quarter before David West activated beast mode in the fourth, scoring 13 of his season-best 30 points, including 4 of the team's last 5 field goals (he assisted on the 5th one to...
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is clearly very unhappy with how he's been playing thus far this season, saying he's "tired of playing like some [expletive]."
Things have gotten really bad for the Washington Wizards. At 0-9, they are the NBA’s only winless team and — not surprisingly — are in the bottom five of almost every category in the league, including attendance. They may have hit a new low Monday, when the banged-up and listless Pacers came to town and handed the Wizards a 96-89 defeat.
Aftward, Wizards coach Randy Wittman...
As the coach of the only NBA team without a victory this season, Randy Wittman is struggling to pick a starting lineup for the Washington Wizards. Can't even zero in on a nine-man rotation, actually.
All the while, he needs to buoy his own flagging spirits and try to prevent his players from getting too down on themselves after a franchise-worst 0-9 start.
This is the first time the Pacers have assigned players to their NBA D-League affiliate.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There were boos early and at the end for the winless Washington Wizards, who dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9 with a 96-89 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Indiana's David West scored 13 of his season-best 30 points in the fourth quarter, and Roy Hibbert broke out of a slump with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Still without point guard John Wall, the...
The Pacers expressed interest in Rashad McCants before he signed a deal in China with Foshan.
In front of a sparsely populated Verizon Center crowd last night, the Washington Wizards saw their spirited second half fail to net a victory, as they fell to the Indiana Pacers 96-89. The Wizards are now 0-9 on the young season and off to the worst start in franchise history.
Aside from eternal optimists, you’d be hard pressed to find a Wizards fan that thought this...
WASHINGTON - In the basketball-loving nation's capital area, the letter "W" stands for Wizards or Washington, but not wins -- not yet. The Washington Wizards established a franchise-worst 0-9 start as the Indiana Pacers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 96-89 win over the Wizards on Monday. Despite a furious second-half rally, Washington broke its previous...
The Indiana Pacers are still struggling to find their offense without All-Star forward Danny Granger.
The Washington Wizards, meanwhile, are having a difficult time simply winning without franchise point guard John Wall.
The Pacers will try to snap a six-game road losing streak and beat the Wizards for the eighth straight time as they take on the league's lone winless team...
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Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Wizards without wins
Two weeks into the season and nearly 10 games in, the Washington Wizards are still without a win. The Wizards had a two-point lead at the half against the Jazz.
That is when Al Jefferson began to take over and turn the tide of the game. Jefferson scored 17...