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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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Tailspin Continues

The Wizards have won only twice in the past month, now losers of five straight after a 97-77 drubbing at the hands of the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday night. Perhaps Wednesday night’s loss can be contributed to the hype surrounding Kevin Garnett’s return to the T-Wolves. KG with only five points, but added eight rebounds a pair of assists and blocks and a steal along...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota 97, Washington 77; 25 February 2015 (Washington 33-25, Minnesota 13-43)

Photo Credit: Washington Wizards Lose to Golden State, not many folk get shaken. The Warriors are one of the NBA’s best teams. Get blown out by Minnesota? Let the worrying commence. Oh, by the way, not only did Paul Pierce sit out the game (after getting a bruised knee Tuesday night against Golden State), but Kris Humphries strained a left groin muscle in the Wednesday night game...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Shortcomings at Wing Being Exposed

Photo by Keith Allison – Flickr The Washington Wizards downward spiral continued on Sunday in Detroit with a 106-89 loss at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich. After opening up an 11-point lead in the second quarter at 51-40, the Wizards were outscored 66-38 the final 26 minutes. The end result was their third straight loss and eighth in their last 10 games. The loss left the...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Make Deadline Deal

With the NBA trade deadline looming, the Wizards made a deal to address the only weakness on their roster. Washington trading veteran point guard Andre Miller to the Sacramento Kings for combo guard Ramon Sessions. Ramon Sessions is thrilled about being traded to the Wizards, @JeffZillgitt reports: http://t.co/biUSG5PR3F — USA TODAY Sports NBA (@usatodaynba) February 19, 2015...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 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
13 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte 94, Washington 87; 5 February 2015 (Washington 31-20, Charlotte 22-27)

Photo Credit: miamiherald.com On Thursday night, the Wizards looked to break a four-game losing skid in Charlotte. For the Hornets, it was their first game since winning at Verizon Center on 2 February, their second straight win. Washington had a different type of streak hindering their progress. The Wizards had allowed 50 or more points in the first half in its last six games. Would...
Via DC Sports-Kings
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Randy Wittman’s Trust in Bench Cost Wizards?

Playing in their fourth game in five nights, the Washington Wizards limped into Phoenix to close out their west coast road trip against the Suns. John Wall was ailing with a sprained ankle, migraines that he had been suffering through the past week, and depending on who you asked a possible sore Achilles. Meanwhile Paul Pierce was slowed by a nagging toe on his left foot that held...
Via KCM Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Wizards Things to Watch This Week

Welcome back to a new weekly series by Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. The Wizards have lost two of three games for the first time this season, and, though they still have the second-best record in the East at 10-5, they’re now 2.5 games behind Toronto for the top spot, and only a half-game above Chicago. Luckily, the next two weeks or so should be one of the easier...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers-Wizards pregame dribbles

Tipoff: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, 7 p.m. Records: Cavaliers 6-7; Wizards 9-4. TV: FOX Sports Ohio (Cavaliers Live pre-game at 6:30). Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM; Cavaliers Radio Network. Projected Starters Wizards: C Marcin Gortat; PF Nene Hilario; SF Paul Pierce; SG Garrett Temple; PG John Wall. Cavaliers: C Anderson Varejao; PF Kevin Love; SF LeBron James; SG Mike...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Infirmary: Week 4 Injury Analysis

Young players Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo returned to their respective teams last week, after missing the first few weeks due to injury. This week, the Washington Wizards welcomed back shooting guard Bradley Beal. He came off the bench to a standing ovation (or rather, the 25 fans in attendance stood up and cheered), but impressed in his first game of the season. In...
Via Razzball Basketball
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Wizards Things To Watch This Week

Welcome to the first in a weekly series of looks at the Wizards is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. The NBA season is long and, if you aren’t hardcore, excessive. The average fan probably watches less than 20 full regular season games, so don’t feel bad; we’re here for you. Here are five Wizards things to watch this week. 1. Bradley Beal Is Back! This is...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards lean on their ‘Big Three’ off the bench

John Wall shot 6 of 17 from the field. Paul Pierce made just two field goals. Neither scored in the fourth quarter and yet the Washington Wizards were still able to pull off a 98-93 win over the Orlando Magic. For the third straight game the Wizards turned to their bench and they delivered. Rasual Butler, Kris Humphries, and Otto Porter scored 24 of the Wizards’ 29 points in the...
Via KCM Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Garrett Temple cooling off?

Through the first week of the season everyone was crowing Garrett Temple as the next Trevor Ariza, another product of John Wall’s passing generosity, with four consecutive games with at least 12 points along with a .552 three point shooting percentage. Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman deemed Temple as the team’s “utility infielder.” Temple was playing tough defense...
Via KCM Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5th Quarter: Wizards 107 Pistons 103

THE SCORE Wizards 107 Pistons 103 THE RECORD Washington is now 6-2 overall and 3-0 at home. ANYTHING ELSE? Yeah, the Wiz have not win six of their first eight games since 1975-76, the glory days of the franchise with Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld playing for Dick Motta. The Wiz haven’t been 3-0 at home since 2006-07. WHY THE WIZARDS WON After playing very little defense for...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings embarrasses Garrett Temple on sick fake pass

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had a great game against the Washington Wizards in a losing effort tonight. Jennings poured in 32 points and dropped 10 dimes in his best game of the season. The highlight of the night came when Jennings took the ball coast-to-coast and faked a behind-the-back pass that shook guard Garrett Temple. Check it out: The post Brandon Jennings...
Via Pass The Pill
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of the Wizards win over the Detroit Pistons

John Wall scored 27 points and added 11 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to a 107-103 win over the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards are now off to their best start in nearly forty years. #Wizards improve to 3-0 at home, 6-2 on the season. Team's best start since the 1975-76 season #WizPistons pic.twitter.com/wPnVPAWK4k — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 13, 2014...
Via KCM Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Leaves Garrett Temple In the Dust After Nasty Fake Pass

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings actually played well on Wednesday night, dropping 32 points—on 11-for-19 shooting—and 10 assists on the Washington Wizards....
Via Busted Coverage
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings makes Garrett Temple lose his shorts (VIDEO)

Vine Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has some of the better streetball moves in the NBA.  I present to you Exhibit A which happened to Garrett Temple during Wednesday night’s tilt against the Washington Wizards. In transition, Jennings had no intention of giving up the rock, but he didn’t let Temple in on the secret.  A fake around-the-back pass had Temple pulling his...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons look to get on track against Wizards

The Washington Wizards are one win away from their best start in 40 years. Standing in their way Wednesday night is the Detroit Pistons - a team Washington has found considerable trouble against recently. Washington (5-2) has not won six of its first eight games since 1975-76, and will try to match that start by improving to 3-0 at home for the first time since 2006-07 (6:30 pregame...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons-Wizards Preview

The Washington Wizards are one win away from their best start in 40 years. Standing in their way Wednesday night is the Detroit Pistons - a team Washington has found considerable trouble against recently. Washington (5-2) has not won six of its first eight games since 1975-76, and will try to match that start by improving to 3-0 at home for the first time since 2006-07. "We want...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

It took some time, but former LSU star Garrett Temple has found offensive mojo

In his third full season with the Wizards, the Baton Rouge native is adding some offensive firepower to his repertoire.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
November 07, 2014

The 5th Quarter: Wizards 96 Pacers 94

THE SCORE Wizards 96 Pacers 94 in overtime. THE RECORD Wizards are 4-1, 2-0 at home, first place in the Southeast Division and winners of four straight games. WHY THE WIZARDS WON Same reason the Wizards won the previous night in New York — solid defense and winning the turnover battle. The Pacers hit 39% of their shots from the field, under 30% from behind the arc and...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington 96, Indiana 94 (OT); 5 November 2014 (Washington 4-1, Indiana 1-4)

Photo Credit: CSN Wizards On Wednesday night, the Wizards played the home-half of an east coast back-to-back. After a decisive win in New York, Washington headed home to face a depleted Indiana Pacers squad. Without Paul George (broken leg) or Lance Stephenson (off to Charlotte), this year’s edition of the Pacers is looking for scoring from other sources. Indiana was also on the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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