‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Plays Vital Role in Washington Wizards’ Postseason run

Washington Wizards SF Otto Porter (#22) working his wizardry above the rim in a May 9 playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (USA Today-Sports/Geoff Burke) On Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Otto Porter Jr. made a thunderous dunk in transition. Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ back up for the team’s playmaker, John Wall, had become...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards fall to Hawks, series tied at 2

The Washington Wizards fell at home tonight to the visiting Atlanta Hawks 106-101. The loss ties the series at two heading back to Atlanta. GAME MVP: Bradley Beal [34 points, 6 REB, 7 AST, 3 ST]. This was not only the highest-scoring playoff game of Beal’s career, but his best overall game. He basically played the point much of the time and managed to find his teammates in the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Without a star, role players must shine

Thanks to Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater, a John Wall-less Washington Wizards team won game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks 103-101. Giving them a 2-1 series lead. After watching a 21-point lead wither away due to a late 4th quarter rally by Atlanta rally, Washington found itself with the ball in what would be the final possession of the ball...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater: ‘I called, Game!’

  Paul Pierce’s 21-foot fallaway jumper that went in off the backboard at the buzzer lifted the Washington Wizards over the Atlanta Hawks 103-101 on Saturday night, despite playing without John Wall. Pierce was asked by ESPN’s Chris Broussard whether he called “Bank!” on the winner. “I called, ‘Game!'” Pierce said. Game 4 in the best-of-seven series is Monday...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in wrist, hand

The Washington Wizards announced Thursday that point guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. “Wall and the team are currently in consultation with multiple physicians and specialists to determine the best course of action and his playing status has yet to be determined,” the Wizards said in a statement. “Further updates will be provided...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways from Wizards’ 106-90 Loss to Hawks in Game 2

The Washington Wizards are no longer undefeated in the 2015 NBA playoffs, suffering their first loss of the postseason 106-90 to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The Wizards were without their star player, John Wall. He was scratched from the game just before tip-off with a sprained left wrist — an injury he suffered in a fall to the floor...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter making a name for himself in playoffs as Wizards' x-factor

The regular season didn't quite go the way that Otto Porter probably hoped, but the Washington Wizards wing is making a name for himself when it counts.Porter's numbers during the postseason don't blow you away; he's averaging 9.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game in the playoffs. But those marks are all increases on his regular season production, and they...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Read Too Much Into Washington’s Win Over Atlanta… But Give the Wizards Credit

Not every outcome of a game has to have some everlasting, mythic, and truly meaningful story to come out of it. Sometimes it is what it is, and what that can be is what exactly it was — one result of one specific game. People are going to ask the question, though: What does Washington’s upset over Atlanta mean? Well, why does it have to mean anything? Can’t it just be a victory...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards win again! Go up 1-0 in series v. Hawks

The Washington Wizards have done it again. The team is now 5-0 in the playoffs after sweeping the Toronto Raptors in the first round and now opening their second round series against the Hawks with an impressive 104-98 come-from-behind win in Atlanta. The Hawks were 35-6 in Atlanta this season, but the Wizards were having none of it today. This is the first time in franchise history...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the breakout players of the NBA Playoffs’ first round

6. Patty Mills, San Antonio SpursMills already made his name in last year’s Spurs’ title run, but his legend is growing anew this spring...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: The Washington Wizards’ Astonishing Act One

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Wizards opened the 2014-15 NBA regular season...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards prepared for second-round opponent, be it Hawks or Nets

The first round of the NBA playoffs was rather eye-opening for anyone who watched the Washington Wizards, and it suddenly seems as if Washington is the new team to fear in the Eastern Conference.That might be an overreaction based on a first-round opponent that seemed stronger on paper than it was on the floor, but Ben Mehic of Wiz of Awes lays out the case for the Wizards and argues...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: An Exclusive Highlight Reel from Wizards – Raptors Game 3

John Wall’s Houdini-like magic. Otto Porter’s madness. Paul Pierce’s killer ending. The Wizards’ Game 3 victory. Enjoy this awesome Game 3 highlight reel taken from the Verizon Center by our guy Will Davidson. The post VIDEO: An Exclusive Highlight Reel from Wizards – Raptors Game 3 appeared first on Hoop District.
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards win again, go up 3-0 over Raptors

i could write a love letter RT @SBNationGIF: DA TRUTH — Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) April 25, 2015 When you realize The Truth is on your squad — David Malitz (@malitzd) April 25, 2015 He does it again!!! #dcRising — #dcRising (@WashWizards) April 25, 2015 Outstanding reaction from Gortat...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards are dooming Raptors with rarely played small-ball lineups

To any Wizards fans who spent most of their 2014-15 regular season screaming at Washington coach Randy Wittman to inject a little offensive creativity, this first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors is for you.The Wizards have a number of talented wings who can slide in at either shooting guard or small forward, but Paul Pierce is the linchpin for Washington's renewed...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Blow Out Raptors For 2-0 Series Lead!

The Wizards were on fire on Tuesday night in a 117-106 win over the Raptors in Toronto. With the win, Washington takes a commanding 2-0 lead, heading home for a pair of games this weekend at the Verizon Center. Trailing 31-26 at the end of the first period, the Wizards exploded in the second quarter, taking a 60-49 lead at intermission. Washington didn’t let up to start the second...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall Following Paul Pierce’s Comments: ‘I Definitely Want to be Great’

Paul Pierce made a few headlines after talking off the hip in an interview with’s Jackie MacMullan about his “horrible” season with the Brooklyn Nets, his rivalry with LeBron James, and his relationship (or lack thereof) with former Boston Celtics teammate Ray Allen. Lost in Pierce’s piercing words was his critique of current teammates John Wall, Bradley Beal, and...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors first round preview

The NBA regular season has officially come to a close, and it’s playoff time once again for the Toronto Raptors.  Despite struggling through most of the second half of the season, the Raptors secured the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, guaranteeing them home court advantage for at least the first round.  Their first opponent will be the Washington Wizards, a team that...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Continue to Struggle Against Indiana: Five Takeaways

In a game that meant nothing in the standing for them, the Wizards held no punches against their nemesis the Indiana Pacers. Trying to play spoilers (and extract revenge) against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a season ago, Washington core players treated the game as a playoff game. If not for nothing more than to prove they could get over the hurdle of beating a...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Time Running Out for Washington Wizards to Establish Playoff Rotation

Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden (90) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green, left, and forward Zach Randolph (50) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) While other teams are narrowing down their playoff rotations, the Washington Wizards appear to be broadening their cast of contributors...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Crystal Ball: Forecasting the Wizards Week Ahead (at Sixers; at Nets; vs. Hawks)

The Crystal Ball is a weekly Monday feature forecasting the future for the Wizards week ahead.. This week’s games: April 8th, at Philadelphia 76ers April 10th, at Brooklyn Nets April 12th, vs. Atlanta Hawks Lets go Wiz! Wednesday, April 8th AT vs. the Philadelphia Sixers What to watch: Otto Porter! Randy Wittman has harping on […] The post The Crystal Ball: Forecasting the Wizards...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards' Pierce and Nene out against Knicks

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards rested forwards Paul Pierce and Nene for Friday night's game against the last-place New York Knicks. Otto Porter and Drew Gooden started at forward for Washington. Pierce sat out Wednesday's 106-93 win over the 76ers as well, and Porter scored 15 points on 5 of 12 shooting in his place. After concluding a five-game homestand on Friday night...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Fans Frustrated with Otto Porter Jr.’s Playing Time

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 12, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Otto Porter Jr. has a fever, and the only prescription is more consistent playing time—at least that’s the sentiment being expressed by a growing number of Washington Wizards fans. It doesn’t...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via KCM Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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