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Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards Game Preview: Heat Look to Shape up at Home

(Miami, FL) – Dwyane Wade will need another sensational performance – and more help from his teammates – when the Miami Heat (12-14) face the Southeast Division-leading Washington Wizards (18-6) Friday night at American Airlines Arena. As it is, the superstar guard’s 42 points, four rebounds and three assists against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night were not enough to put a...
Via Heat Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards Are Really Good At Shooting Threes And Should Probably Shoot More Of Them

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards in three-point attempts and makes last season by knocking down 180 of 442. Second in both categories was Martell Webster (146 of 372), followed by Bradley Beal (138 of 343) and John Wall (108 of 308). Wall’s jumper improved dramatically last year, so Wizards fans...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. With John Wall directing the offense, the Washington Wizards have been difficult to slow down while compiling their best record in over 35 years. That certainly isn't a good sign for a Miami Heat team that has struggled to defend opponents on its own floor. Wall and the Southeast Division-leading Wizards look to add to their...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. With John Wall directing the offense, the Washington Wizards have been difficult to slow down while compiling their best record in over 35 years. That certainly isn't a good sign for a Miami Heat team that has struggled to defend opponents on its own floor. Wall and the Southeast Division-leading Wizards look to add to their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards-Heat Preview

With John Wall directing the offense, the Washington Wizards have been difficult to slow down while compiling their best record in over 35 years. That certainly isn't a good sign for a Miami Heat team that has struggled to defend opponents on its own floor. Wall and the Southeast Division-leading Wizards look to add to their longest winning streak of the season Friday night when...
Via AP on Fox
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Michael Wilbon Calls Out D.C. Sports Fans For Not Attending Wizards Games

A few years back, the Washington Redskins weren’t the laughingstock of the Washington D.C. sports scene. It was the Washington Wizards. The comedic trio of JaVale McGee, Nick Young (pre-Swaggy P) and Andray Blatche was an 82-nights-a-year punch line that led to tickets going for less than a dollar on the secondary market and constant Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon Blast D.C. Fans For Not Supporting Wizards

Michael Wilbon might be on to something.  I’ve never understood how certain fan bases can clamor for decades about the lack of winning product, and then once that team becomes a championship contender, fans in that city still don’t have time to support a winner. The Washington Wizards are the craze of the NBA, but they seem to only get love from the fans of opposing cities...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon Blast D.C. Fans For Not Supporting Wizards

Michael Wilbon might be on to something.  I’ve never understood how certain fan bases can clamor for decades about the lack of winning product, and then once that team becomes a championship contender, fans in that city still don’t have time to support a winner. The Washington Wizards are the craze of the NBA, but they seem to only get love from the fans of opposing cities...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

The Washington Wizards are out to a fast start with an 18-6 record and 13-2 at home. With this record, you’d fans would be flocking to the Verizon Center to support their team. However, on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the attendance was well short of a sellout and that has ESPN’s Michael Wilbon seeing red. Wilbon called out DC fans during an appearance on Tony Kornheiser’s...
Via Awful Announcing
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Plays Santa, Delivers Christmas Presents To Kids (Photos)

The Washington Wizards are spreading the cheer on and off the court this season. The Wizards, hanging on to first place in the Eastern Conference, spent their Wednesday morning delivering gifts to kids in the Washington area as part of the Family-to-Family program. Man there is no better tradition in dc sports than the wizards holiday present bus http://t.co/YVTP4BlL7g— Dan Steinberg...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce gets his 'Rad' on, test drives children's bike

Paul Pierce makes sure that if there's ever a moment in time that you don't think he's the absolute best, that moment doesn't last very long. Today, as apart of an NBA Cares initiative, many of the Washington Wizards got on a bus and went door to door dropping off children's toys. Pierce, apparently concerned with the durability of the bike (but maybe also kind of driven by the fact...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Notebook, Game 24: Wall, Butler turn Wolves into pups

Wizards 109 Timberwolves 95 December 16, 2014 – Verizon Center, Washington DC BFFs reunited. “Seven guys in double figures, 29 assists, and ten turnovers. That’s who we are.” That was Randy Wittman’s summation of the game his Wizards had just dominated against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Ke$ha plug was only because I’m shamelessly a huge […] The post Wizards Notebook...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall blossoming into an NBA “Superstar!”

It’s safe to say that this is John Wall’s breakthrough season in the NBA. The former Kentucky star guard and former No. 1 overall draft pick scored 21 points and dished 17 assists on Tuesday night as the Washington Wizards … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

Wizards’ Andre Miller Rejected By Rim On Putback Dunk Attempt (Video)

Give a 38-year-old man credit for believing in himself. Andre Miller, the veteran backup point guard for the Washington Wizards, tried to get on a highlight reel during Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. When teammate Kevin Seraphin’s turnaround hook shot misfired, Miller tested the extent of his physical abilities by attempting a putback slam dunk. It didn...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Goes Off Against Timberwolves

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall filled up the stat sheet against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves with his old coach Flip Saunders on the opposing side. Posting a healthy 21 points, 17 assists and four rebounds. “He was a kid when I had him, a baby,” Saunders said. “He’s turned into a man now. When I had him earlier he thought he had to prove he can shoot. He...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall does ‘Taken’ spoof; Has career night in win over Timberwolves (VIDEO)

John Wall was chosen as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week and in his first game since earning the honor for the fourth time, he tied his career high with 17 assists. Wall also had 21 points as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight, 109-95 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. “I […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Miller's putback slam rejected by the rim (GIF)

Washington Wizards reserve guard Andre Miller failed to convert on a putback slam dunk, getting rejected by the rim, during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against Minnesota.Miller was following a missed reverse jump hook by teammate Kevin Seraphin, but just wasn't high enough above the rim:Miller went 0-for-3 in 7 minutes of playing time. The Wizards beat the Timberwolves...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Runs Deep #8 – Pierce Cooper

Our eighth edition of ‘Green Runs Deep’ features Pierce Cooper, a Celtics Down Under friend from Sydney, Australia. Pierce is well-known in the Aussie Celtics circles for his passion for the Celtics, his die-hard allegiance to his beloved AFL team, the Sydney Swans, and for his honest appraisals of Brandon Bass. Coops a great guy. Enjoy his story. -AusCelticsFan Please tell...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Takes Zach LaVine to School

Minnesota’s rookie point guard Zach LaVine has huge upside. He may be in the discussion as one of the better point guards in the NBA down the line. But on Tuesday night he was taken to school, and his teacher was Wizards’ point guard John Wall. LaVine struggled to stay with the faster Wall all night. Wall scored 21 points and dropped 17 assists, tying his career-high in which...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

38 year-old Andre Miller fails miserably on put-back dunk attempt

Washington Wizards backup point guard Andre Miller must have felt like he was 21 years-old again because the 38 year-old decided he was going to throw down a dunk off a rebound last night instead of just grabbing the board. As you can probably imagine, this didn’t go as planned and Miller was stuffed by the rim. Miller is known for his old man game and high basketball IQ, not his...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders on John Wall: He Was a Baby When I Had Him, Now He Is a Man

Seems like eons ago when Flip Saunders was the head coach of the Washington Wizards. Lost in the shuffle is he was John Wall‘s first pro coach. That Wizards’ group was nothing close to what they are today. They were the laughable losers. They were green, young… very young. Saunders struggled to get the young group focused on winning. Ultimately Saunders was fired during the...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington 109, Minnesota 95; 16 December 2014 (Washington 18-6, Minnesota 5-19)

Photo Credit: sports.yahoo.com It’s a familiar refrain: John Wall had a solid game leading Washington to victory. On Tuesday night, Wall’s 21 points and 17 assists guided the Wizards over a scrappy but undermanned Timberwolves squad. Without center Nikola Pekovic (sprained right wrist, injured right ankle) and point guard Ricky Rubio (sprained left ankle) among the five rotation...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall's 21 points, 17 assists boost Wizards over Timberwolves

  John Wall scored 21 points and equaled a career high with 17 assists and Rasual Butler had 23 points as the Washington Wizards won their fifth game in a row, 109-95 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Washington scored 14 straight to take a 14-2 lead less than 4 1/2 minutes into the game. Wall had 10 points and six assists in the first quarter. Thaddeus Young, who...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Shimmies After Crossover, And-1

  Two weeks ago John Wall broke out the Antoine Walker shimmy against the Lakers after knocking down a three pointer on Kobe Bryant. Tuesday he did it again. This time Minnesota’s Mo Williams was the victim. Wall hit Williams with a vicious behind-the-back crossover, putting Williams on skates. Wall then knocked down a pull-up jumper while getting fouled by Jeff Adrien. Excitement...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall, Wizards too much for Timberwolves

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall scored 21 points and equaled a career high with 17 assists and Rasual Butler had 23 points as the Washington Wizards won their fifth game in a row, 109-95 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Washington scored 14 straight to take a 14-2 lead less than 4 minutes into the game. Wall had 10 points and six assists in the first quarter. Thaddeus...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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