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Wizards let Raptors back in, but win Game 1 in OT behind Paul P…

Wizards let Raptors back in, but win Game 1 in OT behind Paul Pierce

yahoo.com ESPN.com washingtonpost.com Updated 11 hours ago
Discussions of the first-round series between the East's No. 4 Toronto Raptors and No. 5 Washington Wizards have focused on which team has '"it." It's arguable that neither team did in Saturday's Game 1 at the Air Canada Centre, but the Wizard…
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  • Wizards overcome Greivis Vasquez’s big shot and shimmy to win G…

    Wizards overcome Greivis Vasquez’s big shot and shimmy to win Game 1

    washingtonpost.com 12 hours ago
    The Wizards learned Saturday what Maryland fans already knew: No lead is safe with Greivis Vasquez on the floor. Washington, which led by 15 points with 8:10 remaining, needed overtime to win Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Raptor…
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  • Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!

    Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here!

    deadspin.com 16 hours ago
    Hooray, the NBA playoffs are here! Wizards-Raptors kick things off at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, followed by Pelicans-Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Bucks-Bulls at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, and Mavericks-Rockets at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. It’s gonna be good. Re…
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  • The Wizards are making ‘the Wizards’ disappear, and it’s glorio…

    The Wizards are making ‘the Wizards’ disappear, and it’s glorious

    washingtonpost.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Wizards are in the process of their best trick yet: making the second half of the “Washington Wizards” disappear. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. The Verizon Center court still reads “Wizards.” So do the home jerseys. So does the team’s new logo. And …
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  • Raptors eager to face Wizards in first round

    Raptors eager to face Wizards in first round

    nba.com yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Masai Ujiri is hanging onto his cash this time around.
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  • Wale, Drake and Greivis Vasquez: Wizards-Raptors series has a l…

    Wale, Drake and Greivis Vasquez: Wizards-Raptors series has a lot going on

    washingtonpost.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    For the second time in the Wizards’ last three playoff appearances, a pair of rappers will provide an entertaining — or annoying, depending on your taste in off-court feuds — subplot. When the Wizards played the Cavaliers back in 2008, it was Jay-Z and …
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  • The Washington Wizards' new logo comes without a Wizard in it

    The Washington Wizards' new logo comes without a Wizard in it

    yahoo.com washingtonpost.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards are attempting to distance themselves with what is pictured above. The Washington Wizards new logo, as pictured below, does not figure an actual Wizard: The team admitted as much in a press release on Wednesday: The new primary lo…
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  • George Washington Prepares To Penetrate The Anus Of The Sky God

    George Washington Prepares To Penetrate The Anus Of The Sky God

    deadspin.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards just announced their new logo. It replaces their old awkward wizard imagery with something much more straightforward, if awkward in its own way. Read more...
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  • Wizards holding out Nene; Pacers try to make playoff push

    Wizards holding out Nene; Pacers try to make playoff push

    nba.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Washington coach Randy Wittman says forward Nene will not play Tuesday night at Indiana.
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  • Paul Pierce: The Nets Sucked And Deron Williams Didn't Care

    Paul Pierce: The Nets Sucked And Deron Williams Didn't Care

    deadspin.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Paul Pierce, who has played like a 35-year-old for five years now, is currently with the Wizards, and judging from this Jackie MacMullan column, he’s a lot happier in Washington than he ever was with the Brooklyn Nets.Read more...
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  • Post Sports Live: Previewing Wizards and Capitals playoffs

    Post Sports Live: Previewing Wizards and Capitals playoffs

    washingtonpost.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)
    The Washington Post’s Scott Allen, Neil Greenberg and Adam Kilgore join host Gene Wang to preview the Wizards and Capitals playoffs, offer early impressions of the Nationals’ first week, and debate whether Washington, D.C., is a good sports city.
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  • MC Hammer is 2 legit 2 quit watching the Wizards

    MC Hammer is 2 legit 2 quit watching the Wizards

    washingtonpost.com Apr 13 (6 days ago)
    MC Hammer is a busy man these days. On Friday, the rapper-turned-startup investor was in Central New York, speaking to Colgate students at the school’s fourth Entrepreneur Weekend along with actress Jessica Alba. By Sunday, Hammer was in D.C., checking …
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  • Caps, Wizards set combined win record, adding perspective to D.…

    Caps, Wizards set combined win record, adding perspective to D.C.’s sports history

    The gang over at Japers Rink has pointed out that so far, the Capitals and Wizards have a combined 90 wins, besting the previous record set by the 1985-86 combo. That season, the Bullets lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 76ers, and the Caps…
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  • Caps and Wizards playoffs gear is for sale, but is it a must-bu…

    Caps and Wizards playoffs gear is for sale, but is it a must-buy for fans?

    Available now at Kettler Capitals Iceplex! The official #CapsPlayoffs hat! #RockTheRed pic.twitter.com/AROiLT8lEB — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) April 10, 2015 With the Capitals having clinched a playoff berth, there’s new merchandise for the Rock Th…
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  • Capitals, Nationals and Wizards pull off the rare D.C. sports t…

    Capitals, Nationals and Wizards pull off the rare D.C. sports trifecta

    Wednesday was a great day to be a D.C. sports fan. The Wizards pounded Philadelphia, 109-90… The Nationals beat the Mets, 2-1… And the Capitals shut out the Bruins, 3-0. That doesn’t happen very often. Dan Steinberg wrote about the D.C. sports trifecta …
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  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:02

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 20
    Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
  • Video - Paul Leads Clippers Past Wizards 01:10

    Paul Leads Clippers Past Wizards

    Mar 20
    Chris Paul scored 30 points and had 15 assists in the Clippers' 113-99 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Wall, Beal Lift Wizards Past Blazers 01:44

    Wall, Beal Lift Wizards Past Blazers

    Mar 16
    John Wall and Bradley Beal combined to score 44 points in the Wizards' 105-97 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night 00:51

    NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

    Mar 16
    Check out the top plays from the night in the NBA, including LeBron James' bug dunk.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Paul Pierce has 'it' as Wizards stop Raptors

    Apr 18
    Paul Pierce scored 20 points to lead the Wizards to an overtime win against the Raptors in Game 1.
  • Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors GM, again swears before team's playoff opener

    Apr 18
    For the second straight year, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri swore during a fan rally prior to the team's postseason opener.
  • Milwaukee Bucks need to build arena to keep team

    Apr 17
    The Bucks must build an arena by 2017 or face relocation. Investors hope to break ground by fall to show the NBA good faith, but who will foot the final costs is unclear as taxpayers balk.
  • LeBron James subjugates first-round foes in playoffs

    Apr 16
    Over the past six seasons, LeBron James is 24-3 in the first round of the playoffs. That spells trouble for the Boston Celtics in Round 1 this year.