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Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss

Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss

ESPN.com Updated Nov 21 (yesterday)
John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Dion Waiters Goes For Dunk, Gets Destroyed, Is Terrible

    Dion Waiters Goes For Dunk, Gets Destroyed, Is Terrible

    deadspin.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    Millennial Dion Waiters stinks and is bad ; tonight against the Wizards, he tried to dunk on Kevin Seraphin and got stoned—with both hands!—directly to hell. My favorite part is Jon Barry and Mike Breen both initially assuming it must have been a foul, …
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  • Paul Pierce On Rivalry With LeBron James: “It’s Like Fighting F…

    Paul Pierce On Rivalry With LeBron James: “It’s Like Fighting For The Same Girl”

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    “Rivalries aren’t really rivalries unless the teams and players hate each other!” Well, tell that to Paul Pierce and LeBron James. Ahead of their first matchup as members of the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, The Truth offered rare …
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  • Wizards’ Nene, Kevin Seraphin and Otto Porter play FIFA on Veri…

    Wizards’ Nene, Kevin Seraphin and Otto Porter play FIFA on Verizon Center big screen

    washingtonpost.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    Now this is how video games were meant to be played. The Wizards’ Otto Porter, Nene and Kevin Seraphin recently kicked back and fired up FIFA 15 on the big screen at Verizon Center. Nene tweeted a photo of the scene Thursday and the Wizards shared a few…
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  • Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphin

    Brandan Wright Climbs The Ladder On KEvin Seraphin

    dimemag.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    We’re not sure Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin knew what was coming when he elected to get in front of Mavericks center Brandan Wright after he rolled to the hoop last night. J.J. Barea had used the Wright screen to get into the lane, but then he lobbed …
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  • Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge Wizards

    Hobbled Dirk hits key 3 as Mavs edge Wizards

    ESPN.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)
    Dirk Nowitzki limped off to the locker room after a fourth-quarter fall, then returned to make a key 3-pointer, and Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading the Mavericks to a 105-102 victory over the Wizards.
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  • Wiz' Beal back month after breaking wrist

    Wiz' Beal back month after breaking wrist

    ESPN.com nba.com dimemag.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)
    Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has made his season debut after being sidelined since breaking his left wrist in early October.
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  • Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go …

    Russell Westbrook Denies Recruiting Efforts Of Lakers Fan: “Go Back To LA”

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    If only a Washington Wizards follower would test Kevin Durant the same way. During his team’s home game against the Houston Rockets last night, injured Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook staunchly denied the recruiting efforts of a Los An…
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  • Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Fractures Bone In Left Foot, Out Inde…

    Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Fractures Bone In Left Foot, Out Indefinitely

    dimemag.com Nov 16 (6 days ago)
    Just one day after the Orlando Magic’s best young player returned to the lineup, another very promising one is leaving it. Rookie forward Aaron Gordon fractured a bone in his left foot during Orlando’s loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday and is o…
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  • Wizards’ Christmas uniforms will have first names, ‘dc’ logo

    Wizards’ Christmas uniforms will have first names, ‘dc’ logo

    The Wizards’ red jerseys typically feature “Washington” on the front and “Last Name” on the back. On Christmas Day? Well, flip that script! Because the Wizards’ red Christmas Day jersey will feature “dc” on the front — with that old-school Bullets-flavo…
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  • Charles Barkley says the Wizards nickname is stupid, will call …

    Charles Barkley says the Wizards nickname is stupid, will call team the Bullets

    Is this blog big enough for two different D.C. sports team nickname debates at one time? Only one way to find out. Remarkably, as national commentators continue to walk away from the Redskins nickname, one national commentator is walking backward to a n…
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  • Of course Wizards center Kevin Seraphin will autograph your dog

    Of course Wizards center Kevin Seraphin will autograph your dog

    yahoo.com Nov 13
    When first we met Kevin Seraphin as a Washington Wizards rookie in 2011, he checked into a game with his shorts on backwards, returned to the bench, removed said shorts and corrected his mistake. The French have forever been known to be a bit risqué, an…
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  • Let’s talk about Bret Baier’s pre-game Wizards reports

    Let’s talk about Bret Baier’s pre-game Wizards reports

    I’ve never really written about Wolf Blitzer’s pre-Wizards-game “Situation Room” reports. My sense is that some fans found these annoying hokey, perpetrating a cliched vision of what D.C. sports fans care about. And that some fans found these charmingly…
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  • Joe Theismann was the Redskins’ backup QB the last time the Wiz…

    Joe Theismann was the Redskins’ backup QB the last time the Wizards were 6-2

    With their win over Detroit on Wednesday, the Wizards improved to 6-2 for the first time in 39 years. That seems like a long time ago and this tweet really puts it in perspective: The Wizards are 6-2 for the first time since 1975. That’s before Andre Mi…
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  • Randy Wittman says Sam Smith is ‘still drunk on Michael Jordan’

    Randy Wittman says Sam Smith is ‘still drunk on Michael Jordan’

    Sam Smith’s recent suggestion that the Wizards trade 173 percent of their roster for Kobe Bryant was probably never tethered to reality. And when Randy Wittman was asked about it by 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes on Tuesday, he reacted appropriately. “WHO S…
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  • Post Sports Live: Expectations for RGIII, Wizards start strong …

    Post Sports Live: Expectations for RGIII, Wizards start strong (Video)

    The Washington Post’s Des Bieler, Dan Steinberg and Mike Wise join Gene Wang to discuss what their expectations for the Redskins are after the bye week, whether the Wizards’ 5-2 start is a sign of things to come and which local college teams will make t…
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  • NBA reporter Sam Smith suggests Wizards trade Nene and Bradley …

    NBA reporter Sam Smith suggests Wizards trade Nene and Bradley Beal for Kobe Bryant

    Longtime NBA reporter Sam Smith speculates in his Monday column for NBA.com about the future of 36-year-old Lakers star Kobe Bryant. With the Lakers off to a 1-5 start and little hope for a turnaround on the horizon, Smith figures Bryant, who is signed …
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  • Hibbert injured, out of game against Wizards

    Hibbert injured, out of game against Wizards

    Pacers center Roy Hibbert bruised his left knee against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night and had to leave the game. The Pacers originally listed Hibbert's return as questionable, but announced in the third quarter that he would not return.
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  • GIF: Kyle Lowry Lob To DeMar DeRozan In Record-Breaking Triple-…

    GIF: Kyle Lowry Lob To DeMar DeRozan In Record-Breaking Triple-Double

    dimemag.com Nov 8
    While it was backup Wiz point guard Andre Miller who suffered the ignominy after Kyle Lowry‘s crossover behind the screen, starting Wiz point John Wall permitted Lowry to rack up a triple-double, a record fourth while a member of the Raptors in what was…
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  • Paul Pierce “Definitely” Wants To Return To Celtics – As Player…

    Paul Pierce “Definitely” Wants To Return To Celtics – As Player Or Otherwise

    Paul Pierce’s illustrious 15-season tenure with the Boston Celtics came to an end when he signed with the Brooklyn Nets for the 2013-14 season, but it seems The Truth still bleeds green. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Pierce, now of the Washin…
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  • Marcin Gortat on Roy Hibbert attempting a game-winning 3: 'He r…

    Marcin Gortat on Roy Hibbert attempting a game-winning 3: 'He really got big [onions] to take that'

    yahoo.com Nov 6
    With 12.1 seconds remaining in overtime of their Wednesday visit to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Wizards, the Indiana Pacers prepared to inbound the ball trailing by two points and facing a decision. Would the Pacers try to engineer a …
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  • Bradley Beal makes his Eastern Motors debut

    Bradley Beal makes his Eastern Motors debut

    We’ve known for a few weeks that Bradley Beal would be making his Eastern Motors debut this season. But I hadn’t seen Beal lip-syncing his way through the famous jingle until Wednesday night, during the Wizards-Pacers broadcast. While it’s heartwarming …
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  • Video - Wall, Wizards Put Away Cavs 01:31

    Wall, Wizards Put Away Cavs

    Nov 21
    John Wall scored 28 points to lead the Wizards to a 91-78 win over the Cavs.
  • Video - LeBron's Transition Dunk 00:24

    LeBron's Transition Dunk

    Nov 21
    LeBron James threw down a two-handed slam while running the floor against the Wizards.
  • Video - LeBron's Soaring Alley-Oop Layup 00:33

    LeBron's Soaring Alley-Oop Layup

    Nov 21
    Kyrie Irving threw a lob to LeBron James, who skied high for the layup. Irving then stole the ball on the next possession, which led to another James layup.
  • Video - Friday's Pro Basketball Picks 08:34

    Friday's Pro Basketball Picks

    Nov 21
    ESPN Chalk's Erin Rynning gives his take on Friday night's ESPN doubleheader (Cleveland-Washington and Chicago-Portland), along with other games to keep an eye out for.

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    Nov 20
    As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Brian Windhorst: David Blatt learning on the fly

    Nov 19
    "LeBron James had a ridiculous self-inflicted turnover that ended the game ... But if Blatt had kept a timeout, as most coaches would have in that sit...
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    Nov 18
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    Nov 18
    Yes, having Derrick Rose would be nice, but the Bulls are in a position in which there's no need to rush him back, Michael Wilbon writes.