Found January 10, 2012 on Odds Shark NBA Previews:
Jan 10, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards Odds 4-5TEAM RECORD0-8 The Raptors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wizards in Washington at Verizon Center on Tuesday in NBA action. The Wizards currently sports a record of 0-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6 ATS. The Raptors are 4-5 and 5-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 1-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 3-6 against the number. read more

Report: Wizards F Lewis asked not to play

Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis did not play in Sunday's game against Minnesota because of what the team said was a sore right knee. However,, citing a team source, reported that Lewis begged out of the game after he was involved in a pregame argument with assistant coach Sam Cassell. Lewis was not on the bench during Washington's 92-73, a defeat...

Why It’s Imperative to Keep Nick Young

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Wolves fail to close again, in loss to Raptors

This was a real game, one of those matchups where it's anyone's win for most of the fourth quarter. Fans can't leave too early. Conclusions can't be drawn before the buzzer. But somehow, it was over before it ended, Minnesota fading in the final seconds, relying on fouls to cling to a chance. There was a sort of background suspense to most of Monday night's...

Sources: Flip Saunders safe, despite slow start

Despite the Wizards being off to a franchise-worst 0-8 start, the organization does not have any intention of firing Coach Flip Saunders at this time, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. In more than two seasons with the team, Saunders is just 49-123 and the Wizards have set franchise records for consecutive road losses (25) and consecutive losses overall ...

Are the Wizards the worst team ever? Thomas Boswell answers readers questions on the 0-8 Wizards.

As part of Thomas Boswell’s weekly chat (Monday 11 a.m.), he answered a handful of questions about the Wizards 0-8 start. The complete transcript of Boswell’s chat can be found at Q: I was in college in Philadelphia during the 76ers miserable 1972-73 season and I don’t recall its being anywhere as near as bleak. Maybe...

NBA roundup: Andrea Bargnani nails 31 for the Raptors

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Aaron Gray Had Corrective Heart Procedure

Aaron Gray is expected to make a successful recovery from the heart procedure, and should be back in the Raptors’ lineup a couple of weeks from now. From the Toronto Sun: “Toronto Raptors center Aaron Gray underwent a corrective heat procedure on Monday, intended to put an end to recent episodes of an elevated heart rate. The surgery, called ablation, was performed at Toronto’s...

Aaron Gray Medical Update

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First Cup: Tuesday

Michael Lee of The Washington Post: The Washington Wizards are off to their worst start in franchise history, and with each loss Coach Flip Saunders and his players find it harder to explain or excuse the struggles. They are the third-youngest team in the NBA, with an average age of 25.02, and eight players on the roster have fewer than three years of experience. But while youth...

Saunders Encourages Wall To Think About Future Legacy

John Wall has struggled during the Wizards' 1-8 start.

Wizards rout Raptors to earn first win of season

Rashard Lewis and Nick Young each had 15 points to lead the Washington Wizards to their first win after eight straight losses, a 93-78 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.

Raptors at Wizards: Open thread for Game 9

The Wizards’ dreadful performance on Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves dropped Washingotn to 0-8 and triggered an avalanche of critical analysis. Columnist Mike Wise weighed in, pointing out that being really bad was always part of the rebuilding plan. Read full article >>
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