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Based on the way they've played of late, the Washington Wizards are confident they can bounce back from their latest defeat and possibly end their struggles in Philadelphia.
The Wizards look to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss to the inconsistent 76ers on Wednesday night.
Washington (11-32) has won seven of 11 and is 6-4 since John Wall made his season debut after returning from a knee injury. The Wizards fell 96-94 to Sacramento on Monday as Isaiah Thomas hit a floater with 1 second left, the decisive basket in a game that featured 16 ties and no lead bigger than seven points.
Emeka Okafor had 23 points with 15 rebounds while Wall scored 19 and Martell Webster added 18 for the Wizards.
"I hope it does hurt us a little bit,'' Washington coach Randy Wittman said. "It stings.''
The Wizards shot 48.1 percent and recorded 20 assists but also committed 20 turnovers.
"We fell victim to doing too much individually," Wittman said. "Whene...
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The Washington Wizards have finally started looking like a real NBA basketball team as of late. Many fans are starting to wonder if the playoffs are a real possibility. Although they are mathematically not out of the playoff run, realistically speaking it is more likely that the terrible start to the season will be too big of a hole to dig out of and the Wizards will find themselves...
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Bradley Beal's sore wrist will sideline him on Wednesday, according to the Wizards' Twitter.
The rookie shooter is day-to-day. Garrett Temple will start.
Bradley Beal will miss tonight's game vs. the Sixers (wrist) #WizSixers
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 30, 2013
It's time for another NBAwful update, sports fans! It should come as no surprise to anyone that watches the NBA that the Wizards and Bobcats are awful. But this year, they have some company. Cleveland is not rocking, and Phoenix is not burning up the desert. It's NBAwful!The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats both sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They&...
Isaiah Thomas made a floater with a second to play, capping a seesaw finish as the Sacramento Kings broke a four-game losing streak with a 96-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Thomas dribbled down the clock after the Wizards tied the game on Martell Webster's short jumper with 7.9 seconds to play, then drove down the middle and put the ball in with a soft touch...
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Fresh off of a win against the Chicago Bulls, the Wizards came into the Verizon Center last night looking for some revenge against the Sacramento Kings.
Instead, they found themselves in a predicament they’ve known all too well.
After a somewhat lethargic, yet well played first half (mostly sparked by Emeka Okafor’s dominance...
Up until a few weeks ago, losing close games, or the coined term "moral victories" was widely acceptable amongst the Wizards faithful. Considering all the backend turmoil caused by upper management over recent seasons, watching the Wizards perform with effort and competence for 40+ minutes a game had become a luxury. Yes, it’s sad, but very true.
However, the mind...
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With Saturday night’s win over Chicago, the Wizards are miraculously one of the hottest teams in the NBA, going 7-3 in their past ten games. The return of John Wall is probably the most important factor in this recent hot streak, but his ability to improve everyone on this team is probably the most impressive.
The two most notable performers, in...
1. They’ve won five straight at home!
2. The last four home wins all came by double-digits.
3. They’ve won seven of their last 10 overall!
4. Six of those seven wins came after John Wall’s return.
5. Wall is playing at a high level, especially compared to his first two years. Just look at his per 36 stats, where he’s averaging 20 points and 10 assists, way up over career...
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Sparked by the return of their starting point guard, the Washington Wizards have played like a different team following their forgettable start.
The Sacramento Kings, however, can't seem to find an answer for their season-long struggles.
The Wizards will try for their first six-game home winning streak in six years on Monday night when they host the Kings, losers of four straight...