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Bradley Beal scored 23 points, John Wall blocked Ty Lawson's attempt for a tying layup in the final seconds and the Washington Wizards hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets, 112-108, on Friday night to snap an eight-game road losing streak.
Kevin Seraphin added 18 points and Wall and Trevor Ariza each added 14 points for the Wizards, who picked up just their second win away from home this season. They entered a league-worst 1-16 on the road.
Wall also had 12 assists. Nene had seven points for Washington in his return to Denver, where he played for nearly 10 years before being sent to Washington last March as part of a three-team trade.
Lawson scored 29 points to lead the Nuggets, who lost at home for just the third time in 18 games. He had made 10 consecutive shots from the floor before Wall rejected his layup in the final moments.
Corey Brewer and Andre Miller each added 17 points for the Nuggets, whose home-winning streak ended at five games.
Beal hit a 3-pointer to tie it a...
BEST OF MAXIM
This is a two part highlight post. First up is Ish Smith jumping completely over John Wall when he stops and pump fakes on a layup: Apparently, Wall was none to please that Ish jumped over him, and decided he would get a little payback on the court. In this video, he puts Smith on ice skates and crosses the Ish out of Ish: I bet players may think a little harder next...
2013 – The Rise of the Beal Bradley Beal has had an up and down season so far for this Washington Wizards team who has struggled to find an identity with John Wall sidelined until recently. On the year, he is averaging 13.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. He is only shooting 38.4% from the floor and 35.4% from long range. Much of the ups and downs can be contributed...
Is Beal for Real?
Bradley Beal has exploded since John Wall returned to the Washington Wizards leading many fantasy owners and fanalysts to ponder whether or not Beal can keep up his pace.
Yes, he can.
Beal was always destined to do better with a superior backcourt mate who could space the floor, command defensive attention and get Beal the ball where he needs it to be at his most...
Even without John Wall earlier this season, the Washington Wizards found a way to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers and end their franchise-worst start.
Now that Wall's back, the league-worst Wizards are looking to extend the Blazers' season-high losing streak to six when these teams meet on Monday night in Portland.
Losers of 12 straight to open the season, Washington...
wizards 112 nuggets 108
1/18/2013 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
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A few weeks ago, I fussed about the fact that choosing a game MVP for the Wizards was such a difficult task, considering how poorly the team played, both individually and as a group. This morning, I find myself fussing...
DENVER -- The Washington Wizards used an 18-4 run to start the fourth quarter to rally past the Denver Nuggets 112-108 on Friday night. Washington's Bradley Beal blocked Ty Lawson's lay-up attempt in the final seconds to deny Denver a chance to tie the game and force overtime. The Wizards won their fourth game in their past five and improved their road record to 2-16...
JaVale McGee provides his share of highlights — and lowlights — every game, but occasionally he pulls off a play so jaw-dropping that it reminds everybody why his teams put up with his hijinks.
The Nuggets big man had one of those moments in Tuesday’s game against the Trail Blazers. As McGee lurked in front of the hoop, point guard Ty Lawson fired a lob toward the general vicinity...
kings 95 wizards 94
1/16/2013 - Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
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No doubt the MVP for this game was Bradley Beal. The rookie is not playing like such and is showing confidence in his game. He had a career high in 3 point shooting, shooting 6-7. Beal and the Wizards seemed...
PDX needs a win, now.
The Portland Trail Blazers sure know how to make things interesting, don’t they? For the first time in franchise history, the team has lost five straight games by six points or less.
Matchup: Portland (20-20) vs. Washington Wizards (8-30)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Portland needs a win as badly as anybody in the league...
Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that the Wizards entered the Rudy Gay bidding battle, making what was reportedly a “good” offer to Memphis. Shortly thereafter, The Memphis Commercial Appeal published an article stating that Washington’s offer would have included Wizards rookie Bradley Beal.
Although the rumor of Beal being packaged was quickly extinguished by Beal’s...
Fanthrowdown has an NBA freeroll Monday afternoon, so you can’t find a better time to try out the new daily fantasy website. We love the games going on today, and really who doesn’t love multiple games on national television all day long? There are some very good matchups to love, and we will be playing these five players just about everywhere as we love their price.John...