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Toronto 120, Washington 116 (OT); 31 January 2015 (Washington 31-17, Toronto 33-15)

Photo Credit: stamfordadvocate.com After splitting the four-game road trip, the Wizards came home to a couple of nights off, before hosting the Raptors on Saturday night. For the second straight game, the Wizards overcame a 20-point deficit to get back in the contest. Raptors’ all-star guard Kyle Lowry & a strong bench allowed the visitors to take charge in overtime, getting...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Raptors give away big lead, but recover to beat Wizards in OT

WASHINGTON -- Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday. Lou Williams added 19 points and Amir Johnson scored 17 for the Raptors, who tied a season high with their sixth straight victory. John Wall, battling migraines and...
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Raptors win in overtime again, defeat Wizards 120-116

WASHINGTON (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday. Lou Williams added 19 points and Amir Johnson scored 17 for the Raptors, who tied a season high with their sixth straight victory. John Wall, battling migraines...
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Wizards Issue Warning to Political Correspondent Luke Russert for ‘Excessive Verbal Abuse’ Towards an Official

It appears the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards, issued a guest warning to NBC News congressional correspondent Luke Russert for “excessive verbal abuse” towards an NBA official. The son of former Meet the Press host, the late Tim Russert, posted the warning on Twitter. 20 yrs of going to #NBA games & got my 1st warning frm ref–asking ref if he’s pulling...
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John Wall is Guiding the Washington Wizards to One of Its Best Records in Franchise History

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a shot against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN\Getty Images). In his fifth season, John Wall is guiding the Wizards to one of its best records in franchise history, while putting up some of his best numbers yet. Wall, the number one pick in the 2010 draft is finally proving to be more of a shooting...
Via The Sports Journal
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Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards: Betting Odds

Betting odds for the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards game.
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John Wall’s Ailments Come at Inopportune Time for Wizards

John Wall is unsure of his status for Saturday’s game vs. the Toronto Raptors. The Washington Wizards point guard is dealing with a right ankle sprain and constant migraines. He gutted through the ailments during the Wizards’ four-game road trip this past week. Wall had been dealing with sprained ankles, suffered earlier this season, and they were on the verge of healing when...
Via KCM Sports
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Washington Wizards continue to struggle against elite teams

The Washington Wizards concluded their Western conference road trip Wednesday night with a 106-98 loss to the Phoenix Suns. The loss makes the Wizards 2-2 on their four game road trip and 2-3 in their last five games, all against Western conference opponents. In fact, the Wizards are 11-8 versus the Western conference this season. Diving a little bit deeper, the Wizards are 6-0 against...
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Raptors-Wizards Preview

The Toronto Raptors' offense appears to be back on track after a miserable stretch. DeMar DeRozan and Toronto can match a season high with a sixth straight victory Saturday night when they visit the Washington Wizards, who hope to be refreshed following a flurry of games in spite of the precedent they've set. The Raptors (32-15) averaged 90.0 points on 39.2 percent shooting during...
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A Week of Wizards: Wall battered and bruised; Will Bynum on Ernie’s radar; #KD2NY?

The Wizards have wrapped up their second West Coast road swing, and are back home for a game Saturday against a conference foe, the Toronto Raptors. In this rundown, we discuss much needed rest for a star, the growing need for point guard depth, our favorite non-Wizard, and a little bit of homage. Wall is […] The post A Week of Wizards: Wall battered and bruised; Will Bynum on...
Via Hoop District
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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...
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The ‘Beal’ Reason the Wizards Need More ‘Jesus’ in their Life

Prior to the start of the 2014-2015 season, there was optimism abound about Bradley Beal. If you spoke to any Wizards fan, you were guaranteed to hear one of the following statements: · “Bradley Beal is going to be one of the top 2-guards in the league.” · “Bradley Beal and John Wall are the […] The post The ‘Beal’ Reason the Wizards Need More ‘Jesus’ in their Life...
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Analysis: The more Hump the merrier

Last night in Phoenix, Kris Humphries got the start in place of a sore footed Nene and promptly finished with 11 points to go with 15 rebounds; six of them offensive. A few nights ago against Denver, Hump scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds; four of those offensive. Not to mention, he was a […] The post Analysis: The more Hump the merrier appeared first on Hoop District.
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Game Notebook 47: Wizards at Suns: Wiz end road trip with baffling blunders

Suns 106 Wizards 98 January 28, 2015 – US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ Welp. It’s finally over. This whole road trip had us all like: Four games, on the road, two of which were wins (or I could be a dick and point out two of which were losses). Three of the four games left […] The post Game Notebook 47: Wizards at Suns: Wiz end road trip with baffling blunders appeared first on Hoop District.
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Phoenix 106, Washington 98; 28 January 2015 (Washington 31-16, Phoenix 27-20)

Photo Credit: azcentral.com There’s a phrase frequent travelers use – “get-home-itis”. It describes a state of being where a person has been away from home for a while. As the go-home date arrives, the person may get a bit sloppy with the finer details of his or her job, thinking more of getting home than the task at hand. The Wizards’ four-game western road trip ended...
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Dragic, Suns hold off worn-out Wizards

PHOENIX -- Goran Dragic scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the worn-out Washington Wizards 106-98 on Wednesday night. The Wizards, playing their fourth game in five nights, trailed by 22 in the first half and 18 early in the fourth quarter before twice cutting it to four. The Wizards' Otto Porter scored eight consecutive points...
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Dragic scores 20 to help Suns hold off worn-out Wizards

  Goran Dragic scored 20 points to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the worn-out Washington Wizards 106-98 on Wednesday night. The Wizards, playing their fourth game in five nights, trailed by 22 in the first half and 18 early in the fourth quarter before twice cutting it to four. The Wizards' Otto Porter scored eight consecutive points to...
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John Wall Covers Length Of The Court In Four Dribbles To Finish At Rim

Washington Wizards guard John Wall goes the length of the floor in just four dribbles Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns.
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VIDEO: Jordan Clarkson scores career-high 18 points vs. Wizards

Jordan Clarkson is providing a glimmer of hope for depressed Laker fans right now. The 22-year-old rookie put on his best performance as a pro on Tuesday night when the Lakers took on the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. In 37 minutes of play, Clarkson scored a career-high 18 points on 8-for-18 shooting. The Missouri product also dished out 3 assists, grabbed 3 rebounds and...
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Paul Pierce suggests turning game off to get "game" on

For those of us who have spent decades watching NBA basketball, it often strikes us the frequency of gentle pleasantries among members of opposing teams. It is no rare sight to see a center drop a shooting guard in mid-flight only to offer him a loving hand of reconciliation. We have all seen the offensive display of a small forward joking mid-game with his defensive assignment,...
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Kris Humphries swoops in for powerful right-handed putback jam

The Washington Wizards came back and beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 98-92, after being down by 19 points. One of the plays that helped the Wizards? A putback dunk by Kris Humphries. Look at Kris Humphries sneak in for the one-handed putback slam: Humphries ended with eight points and 11 boards. And that slam definitely helped pump the Wizards up for that comeback victory. *** Kris...
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Game Notebook 46, Wizards at Lakers: John Wall plays through pain; takes over Hollywood

Wizards 98 Lakers 92 January 27, 2015 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Like the majority of celebs who show up late to the Staples Center these days just for post-dinner laughs and dessert, the Wizards took their sweet time before finally marking their presence last night. It took a dominating 3rd quarter and every […] The post Game Notebook 46, Wizards at Lakers: John Wall...
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The 5th Quarter: Wizards 98 Lakers 92

THE RECORD The win improves Washington’s record to 31-15, winners of two straight and six of their last ten. The Wizards remain second in the Southeast Division and Eastern Conference, 6.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks, winners of 16 straight games. Washington is half a game ahead of the Toronto Raptors. The Wiz have now swept the Lakers two years in a row. STAT OF THE GAME...
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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...
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John Wall Carries Wizards in Rally Past Lakers with Near Triple-Double

USA TODAY Sports No Black Mamba, no Swaggy P, yet the Washington Wizards found themselves down 19 points to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter. The Wizards were flatfooted. The Staples Center was filled with quiet Wizards’ fans. Wayne Ellington could not miss a shot en route to a career-high 28 points. Rookie Jordan Clarkson, who the Wizards drafted in June and later...
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