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Wizards hold off Heat rally in 99-97 victory

WASHINGTON (AP) Nene scored 20 points, Marcin Gorat added 14 points and 17 rebounds and the Washington Wizards blew all but one point of a 35-point lead before holding off the short-handed Miami Heat 99-97 on Friday night. Miami had a chance to take its first lead, but Henry Walker's corner 3 rimmed out with 5.9 seconds left and Nene snared the rebound. Bradley Beal made one of...
Via AP on Fox
58 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Heat's marvelous rally comes up just short against Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nene scored 20 points, Marcin Gorat added 14 points and 17 rebounds and the Washington Wizards blew all but one point of a 35-point lead before holding off the short-handed Miami Heat 99-97 on Friday night. Miami had a chance to take its first lead, but Henry Walker's corner 3 rimmed out with 5.9 seconds left and Nene snared the rebound. Bradley Beal made one of...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Adidas Set to Release ‘J Wall 1 Sky Blue’

On Thursday, Adidas revealed a new sky blue colorway for the J Wall 1. The shoe company released John Wall’s first signature shoe under their label, last October. Backing Wall as one of their premiere NBA players, Adidas pumped out a huge promotion, including a hilarious Foot Locker commercial. .@JohnWall adds some retro flavor to his sneaker rotation with the #JWall1 Sky Blue...
Via KCM Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Is on Point with Suggesting Wizards Should Fire Randy Wittman

It is time for the Washington Wizards to “Doug Collins” or “Mark Jackson” Randy Wittman. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, think of it as fire him and move on to an alternative coach that can get the franchise to the next level. Unlike some, yours truly has already conceded any thought of the Wizards winning a title or competing for an Eastern Conference championship with...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

adidas J Wall 1 ‘Sky Blue’

With the release of his first signature shoe. Washington Wizards PG John Wall picked a great time to have a career year and the adidas J Wall 1 ‘Sky Blue’ is the latest colorway addition to his shoe line up. Featuring (you guessed it) a sky blue upper with red, white  and grey accents. Look for these on adidas.com beginning March 13. The post adidas J Wall 1 ‘Sky Blue...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Searching for Alternatives with Ray Allen’s Decision Not to Return to NBA

The Washington Wizards countless contacts to convince future Hall of Fame guard Ray Allen to return to basketball and play for them was simply all for naught. The 39-year old announced on Wednesday that he would not attempt a comeback to the NBA this season, and leaves uncertainty about the 2015-2016 season. While other candidates for Allen’s services have moved on, the Wizards...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter’s Unleashed a Putrid Brain Fart Against the Bulls

Otto Porter was one of five players on the court for the Washington Wizards during their game against the Bulls on Tuesday night. Because he is one of the five players, he is responsible for guarding one of Chicago’s five players on the court. In this case, it was Tony Snell. Can you please repeat Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter falls asleep on D, loses Tony Snell (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter completely fell asleep on defense and lost his man in embarrassing fashion during the final seconds of Tuesday night's game in Chicago.Porter was guarding Bulls forward Tony Snell in the corner on a Bulls offensive possesion with the Bulls up by three with under 20 seconds left. As Porter was intently watching Bulls guard Aaron Brooks wind...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook 61, Wizards at Bulls: A Night of Many Sins

Bulls 97 Wizards 92 March 3, 2015 – United Center, Chicago, IL Let’s just hope Nene’s sinful night concluded with a solemn expression of repentance. Nene, who dramatized the pregame buzz with some juicy comments regarding his hatred for the Bulls, followed up his bark with no bite, going 0-4 from the field for zero […] The post Game Notebook 61, Wizards at Bulls: A Night...
Via Hoop District
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Wizards Smile Champion: Nene!

After advancing out of the group stage and winning in the Final Four, Nene and G-Wiz faced off in the championship round. After counting and recounting the poll results, your Hoop District Washington Wizards Best Smile Champion, with a dominant 87% of the votes: NENE! Now if the Wizards can just get back to winning […] The post Your Wizards Smile Champion: Nene! appeared first on Hoop District.
Via Hoop District
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards apologize for odd Black History Month tribute

The Washington Wizards finally addressed the team’s weeks-long tribute to Black History Month, which was widely panned as ill-conceived, off-putting or just plain weird. Throughout February, Monumental Sports & Entertainment showcased the faces of players and staff members from the Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics paired with the visages prominent African...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene on Bulls: 'I hate them'

As you'll likely recall, Washington Wizards big man Nene Hilario and the Chicago Bulls have a bit of history. Nene was suspended for Game 4 of last season's Eastern Conference finals after getting into a bit of an altercation with Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, of course, and even after the Wizards eliminated the Bulls, a sense of animosity seemed to hang over these two teams. But it's...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Us against the World: The Wizards in the National Media Blacklight

In recent days, following a debilitating loss to the Warriors, and an embarrassing loss to the lowly Timberwolves, the Wizards have suddenly become a center of national attention. Dan Steinberg covered some of the most high profile criticism for the DC Sports Bog. Everyone knows the saying: “Any press is good press.” But the reasons […] The post Us against the World: The Wizards...
Via Hoop District
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards equated their owner to Martin Luther King Jr

This got lost over the weekend, but on Saturday, the Washington Wizards honored the end of Black History Month by posting an image on Facebook that seemed to be equating Martin Luther King Jr. to team owner Ted Leonsis. Well, that’s not at all ridiculous. And what’s with the Leonsis quote? It’s not even somewhat inspirational or meaningful! [Vice Sports] The post The Wizards...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel has block party against Wizards (Video)

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel led the way during Friday night's 89-81 win over Washington with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Noel also had three blocks, including these two tremendous stuffs of Nene and Marcin Gortat:It's good to see the Sixers fans getting a good show for their money.H/T TNLP. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Hit Rock Bottom In Philly

It’s not a good thing… when a team that is trying to lose beats you. The Wizards falling for the sixth straight game, a 89-81 loss to the Sixers in Philadelphia on Friday night. .@NerlensNoel3 is ruthless. https://t.co/MplApOvIK4 — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) February 28, 2015 The Wizards again shorthanded, playing without shooting guard Bradley Beal (stress reaction,...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors Too Much For Wizards

The Wizards tail spin continues, Washington losing for the fourth straight time, a 114-107 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. Stephon Curry returning from a one game absence due to a sore right foot, to lead the Warriors (44-10) with 32 points. VIDEO: Stephen Curry Completely Toys With The Wizards – http://t.co/fKWzomC4vQ pic.twitter.com/wYsJdryJWP ...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Cast Spell On Wizards

A sellout crowd of more than 20,000 at the Verizon Center and millions more watching nationally on ESPN, watched the Cleveland Cavaliers destroy the Washington Wizards on Friday night. It was a long and ugly night for the Wizards and their fans as Cleveland led by as many as 22 points in the first half and by as many as 40 after intermission, on their way to a 127-89 win. The 38...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards acquire Ramon Sessions

The Washington Wizards have acquired Ramon Sessions from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for back-up point guard Andre Miller. The move came two hours before the official 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. Sessions will most likely now serve as the back-up to All-star John Wall, logging point-guard minutes with the second unit. The Wizards were known to be shopping for backcourt help but...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards trade rumors: continuing the Denver connection?

With the NBA All-Star game firmly in the rear-view mirror, teams now turn their heads to the trade market. Contenders will be looking to bolster their benches while teams in rebuilding mode will be looking to unload their elderly and over-paid. The Washington Wizards are finally on the buying side of this spectrum. Sitting at 33-21, the Wizards are a lock to make the playoffs and...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

17 Reasons I’ve Had It With Randy Wittman

Here with your semi-regular look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. In my last post, I wrote the following sentence about the Wizards head coach: “Randy Wittman doesn’t necessarily deserve to keep his job, but firing him would be the wrong move, at least during the season.” Anybody who knows me personally knows I have never been a fan of Wittman...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce shoves Drake for being annoying

Paul Pierce clearly wasn’t enjoying Drake’s company on Wednesday night, so he shoved the rapper to create some separation between the two. Drake was seated courtside for Wizards-Raptors, and he and his friends were enjoying the action from the front-row view. Toward the end of the game, with just 12 seconds remaining and the Raptors leading 95-93, Pierce attempted to inbound...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shoves Drake after rapper crowds him on inbounds play (video)

Paul Pierce had no time or patience for the inappropriate front row antics of Drake during the tense, waning moments of a tight basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. But given the annoyingly foolish conduct of the Toronto-based rapper, it wouldn’t have mattered if Drake’s...Read More The post Paul Pierce shoves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Wizards Slumping Or Just Not Very Good?

Here with your semi-regular look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Having lost seven of their last 10 games, things are looking somewhat bleak for the 32-20 Wizards. Most of the losses came against quality teams, adding to the narrative that the Wizards simply can’t hang with top teams, but two losses to the sub-.500 Hornets in four days and a handful...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: Computers to blame for lack of NBA trash talk

Paul Pierce seems to be fully embracing his role as the NBA’s awesome old guy.   Pierce continues to be a legitimate contributor for one of the Washington Wizards — one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams — but his play might be taking a back seat to the things he continues to say. The former Boston Celtics star doesn’t limit his talk to off the court, though. He...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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