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Gortat records double-double to lead Wizards past 76ers

  Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Bradley Beal added 20 points, and the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 106-93 on Wednesday night. John Wall chipped in 13 points and 15 assists for Washington, which had lost five of six. The Wizards (42-33), who clinched a playoff spot Monday, began play three games behind the Raptors for fourth place in...
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Gortat's double-double leads Wizards past 76ers 106-93

WASHINGTON (AP) Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Bradley Beal added 20 points, and the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 106-93 on Wednesday night. John Wall chipped in 13 points and 15 assists for Washington, which had lost five of six. The Wizards (42-33), who clinched a playoff spot Monday, began play three games behind the Raptors for...
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Nerlens Noel Thwarts Away Otto Porter Finish off John Wall’s Highlight Dime

From the moment John Wall came off the screen from Marcin Gortat you could see the highlight play developing. Then Wall did, executing behind-the-back dribble through his leg and then finding a cutting Otto Porter near the basket. Unfortunately for Porter and the Wizards, the highlight reel stopped there, as Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel thwarted away Porter’s layup...
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John Wall Puts Isaiah Cannan in Spin Cycle with Behind-the-Back Crossover

John Wall quarterbacked the Washington Wizards to a 31-21 lead in the first quarter over the Philadelphia 76ers. Wall registered seven assists, exploiting the 76ers defense with the pick-and-roll with Marcin Gortat. But on one particular play Wall called his own number. The All-Star point guard took Isaiah Cannan baseline before getting the step on Cannan with a behind-the-back...
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76ers-Wizards Preview

John Wall has been sensational on the Washington Wizards' homestand, though it isn't translating into enough victories. The lowly Philadelphia 76ers visit next, and they may be able to slow down Wall now that the energetic Ish Smith is starting at point guard. The Wizards also usually excel on the glass and will attempt to keep Nerlens Noel off the boards in Wednesday night's matchup...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shut Up and Drive! Why John Wall Needs to Attack the Rim Much, Much More

Watching the Washington Wizards has gotten infuriating. Actually, I take that back. Watching the Washington Wizards has been infuriating. Watching the Washington Wizards has gotten hilarious. Laughing hysterically, like a psychotic person driven to insanity, is the only appropriate response to watching the team at this point. Every time Bradley Beal passes up an open […] The post...
Via Hoop District
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall, Wizards coach don't seem to know what team is doing on court

There was a time during this very NBA season when the Washington Wizards were considered championship contenders. It was a bit optimistic, sure, but an NBA Finals appearance certainly wasn't out of the question. The Cavaliers were reeling, the Hawks hadn't gone thermonuclear yet, and the Bulls were struggling with injuries because, well, they're the Bulls. Yes, things were looking...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Delay Playoff Berth in 99-91 Loss to Houston Rockets

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots over Mo Williams #7 of the Charlotte Hornets in the second overtime at Verizon Center on March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Wizards went right back into the loss column Sunday, after putting up a lackadaisical performance against a Rockets team that already has its ticket punched for...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall gets flying block on Corey Brewer during Wizards-Rockets

There are few players in today’s game of basketball like Washington Wizards star John Wall and during today’s Wizards-Rockets game, he showed off his defensive side. In the third quarter of play, Houston’s Corey Brewer appeared to have an easy lay-up but watch as Wall flies to get the big block: Impressive John, very impressive! *** Wall flying block [James Hebert] Wall image...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Take Down Charlotte Hornets in Double-Overtime Thriller

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots against Mo Williams #7 of the Charlotte Hornets during a game at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Wizards snapped a four-game skid against the Hornets Friday night in double overtime behind 32 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists from star point guard John Wall....
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards’ Identity Crisis

Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards reacts after losing to the Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center on March 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Wizards lost five consecutive games out of the all-star break, went 7-2 in their next nine games and then dropped four straight before defeating the Charlotte Hornets Friday night in double...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards outlast Hornets in 2OT

The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards were neck-and-neck until the very end in a battle of attrition last night in D.C. as the Wizards got the better of Charlotte in double-overtime, 110-107. It was a hard-fought game as Al Jefferson and John Wall led their respective teams in scoring with Jefferson notching 31 points on 14 of 24 shooting and Wall finishing with 32 points...
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Youthful Back Court Gives Washington Wizards a Needed Jolt

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots over Mo Williams #7, Al Jefferson #25 and Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets in the first overtime at Verizon Center on March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) “I think we’re definitely the best back court in the league.” A bold claim, made by Washington Wizards’ shooting guard Bradley Beal...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall leads Wizards past Hornets in double-overtime

  John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night. Wall's pull-up jumper with 9.9 seconds left made it 110-107, and Charlotte's Mo Williams and Al Jefferson missed 3-pointers in the final seconds. It was Wall's second game in a row with 30-plus points as the Wizards (41-32...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets fall to Wizards in double overtime

WASHINGTON -- John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night. Wall's pull-up jumper with 9.9 seconds left made it 110-107, and Charlotte's Mo Williams and Al Jefferson missed 3-pointers in the final seconds. It was Wall's second game in a row with 30-plus points as the Wizards...
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Wall leads Wizards past Hornets 110-107 in double-overtime

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night. Wall's pull-up jumper with 9.9 seconds left made it 110-107, and Charlotte's Mo Williams and Al Jefferson missed 3-pointers in the final seconds. It was Wall's second game in a row with 30-plus points as the...
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Wizards Edge Hornets In Two OT

The Wizards snap their four game losing streak with a 110-107 double overtime win over the Hornets on Friday night at the Verizon Center. Washington bounced back from a tough loss against Indiana on Wednesday, opening up a crucial five game home stand. John Wall was his usual self against Charlotte, leading the way with a game high 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Bradley...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Hornets-Wizards Preview

John Wall is concerned that the stumbling Washington Wizards could make only a brief appearance in the playoffs - and now his backcourt mate is again injured. Just reaching the postseason figures to be difficult for the Charlotte Hornets with Al Jefferson not at 100 percent. Wall and the Wizards may be without Bradley Beal as they try to end a four-game slide Friday night against...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Doesn’t Think John Calipari Would Leave Kentucky For NBA Because He’s “Living His Dream”

Calipari has produced a ridiculous amount of NBA talent. Former Kentucky star John Wall appeared on SportsCenter this morning. The Washington Wizards’ All-Star point guard discussed a number of topics with the anchors, including his team’s playoff future and the state of his college team.        Most interesting, though, was Wall’s response when asked if he thinks John...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall and the Washington Wizards are in huge trouble

John Wall The Washington Wizard’s loss against the league leading Golden State Warriors exposed the many problems the Wizards face with the playoffs approaching.  Losing by more than 30 points will usually do that to a team. The offensive woes continue for Randy Wittman’s team even after he publicly called out his team to focus on getting stops and not worry about who was taking...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Splash Down In The Bay

The Wizards shot 1-for-17 in the third period and were blown out by the Warriors 107-76 in Oakland on Monday night. Washington was outscored 29-8 in the decisive third period. Stephon Curry with a game high 24 points, six assists and five rebounds, as Golden State improves to 34-2 at home this season. Washington (40-31) drops to 15-21 on the road, away from the Verizon Center. The...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Crown Wizards 109-86

Washington was flat on Sunday in Sacramento, as the Kings had little trouble in a 109-86 win. The Wizards are now 1-2 on their current road trip and have lost two straight after running off five straight victories. The Wizards were blown out in the third period, outscored 33-20 and it was pretty much over after that. Bradley Beal led Washington with 19 points, while backcourt mate...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Must Conjure the Will to Win

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 20, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) By all appearances, the Wizards’ post all-star break slump has come to an end. Washington has won five of its last six games, including quality victories over two western conference contenders...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Streak Ends In LA

The Wizards winning streak was snapped on Friday night against the Clippers, Washington now moves to Northern California for a pair of games to wrap up their west coast road trip. Despite John Wall’s 36th double-double of the season, the Wizards came up short, 113-99 at the Staples Center. Wall finishing with 19 points and ten rebounds. JJ Reddick led the Clippers with 26 points...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall with an Incredible 360 Layup In Traffic

Washington Wizards point guard and league assist leader John Wall calls his own number on the fastbreak, and finishes with an incredible 360 layup that stuns Matt Barnes. This move is even more impressive in slow-motion. The post John Wall with an Incredible 360 Layup In Traffic appeared first on Hooped Up.
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