WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three late-game breakdowns lead to three losses for the Wizards

BROOKLYN — This season, the Washington Wizards have often faced the pressure of executing late in games. The tests started early when the Wizards played the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 30 and a three-pointer from center Marc Gasol wiped away their lead with 15.7 seconds remaining in regulation. It happened again this past Wednesday night in Oklahoma […]
Via Wizards Insider
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Wizards juggle minutes of Wall, Beal while Mahinmi misses game vs. Nets

With a back-to-back set on tap, coach Scott Brooks allowed John Wall to rest while he loosens the restrictions on Bradley Beal for Monday's game. 
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago

Wizards seek end to road woes when visiting Nets

The Washington Wizards had chances to win road games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. They just could not make plays when necessary to get those wins. Washington has had two days to digest its last-second loss to the Spurs and is hoping to get it done Monday night when it visits the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards are 6-12 with three losses in their last four...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Brooks: Wizards' tentative defense late costs them at least 3 wins

NEW YORK -- The discussion that Scott Brooks had with his team before Sunday's practice session, following another late-game collapse, wasn't just about what took place
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 hours ago

The Washington Wizards are starting to look better

The Washington Wizards have so far, under-achieved this season. With the injury bug biting them early on, as it always seems to do, they have struggled to catch a groove with a new coach and completely new bench. Their current record stands at 6-12 which is good (or bad) enough for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Though they haven’t strung together wins like they are...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who should take the final shot for the Wizards?

Which Wizard should be taking the final shot in crunch time?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
20 hours ago

A list of movies Nicolas Cage was in that also describe the Wizards this season

Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Left Behind Gone in Sixty Seconds - The story of every lead the Wizards’ starters have built up this season. Never on a Tuesday - Editor’s Note: The Wizards have not won a Tuesday this season. Or a Thursday. Or a Saturday. Or a Sunday. It Could Happen to You - Have you ever seen something you predicted come true? I wrote...
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Wizards vs. Spurs final score: Washington late comeback falls short in 107-105 loss

It was close, but the Wizards lost their 17th straight game to the Spurs in San Antonio, with a 107-105 loss on Friday night. The Wizards got off to a quick start opening up with an 18-7 lead, thanks to five assists from John Wall and two three-pointers by Bradley Beal in that stretch. The Spurs hurt themselves in the early going with poor free throw shooting, shooting only 4-10...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ 16-game losing streak in San Antonio by the numbers

On Friday, the Wizards will look to do something they haven’t done since the Gar Heard administration: Win in San Antonio. Washington’s last road win against the Spurs was a 99-89 triumph at the Alamodome on Dec. 11, 1999. Mitch Richmond scored a game-high 31 points, Tracy Murray scored 13 of his 15 points off the bench […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago

John Wall and Bradley Beal’s minutes spiked to most in NBA over five-game stretch

SAN ANTONIO — Over the previous five games, Washington Wizards‘ guards John Wall and Bradley Beal have led the NBA in minutes. Wall, who underwent surgery on both knees in April, tops all players in the league with a 40 minute-per-game average since Nov. 21. Over that same stretch, Beal, who has a history of injuries […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What went wrong in the Wizards’ late collapse against the Thunder

The Wizards lost to the Thunder 126-115 in overtime on Wednesday night, but the final score doesn’t really show how close the Wizards came to winning. Washington had a 7 point lead with 3:10 left in regulation before the Thunder came back to force overtime. It’s the second time this season where the Wizards have lost a game where they had a 7 point lead with under 4 minutes left...
Via Bullets Forever
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Almost Come Back But Get Struck By Thunder

Thunder 126 Wizards 115 (OT) November 30, 2016 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK NBA Stats Box Score The Wizards fought, and battled in the first half. Then they showed heart coming all the way back from a 16-point deficit. Then #SoWizards happened. Russell Westbrook went off late in the 4th quarter and overtime ... The post Wizards Almost Come Back But Get Struck By...
Via Hoop District
3 days ago

Westbrook has 35, Triple-Double as Thunder Top Wizards in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY — For more than 47 minutes, Russell Westbrook could barely hit a shot. For the next 5-plus minutes, he barely missed. Oklahoma City’s fearless star was 7-for-28 from the field before he drained a 3-pointer late in regulation that forced overtime. He followed that by scoring 14 of his 35 points in the extra period to help the Thunder defeat the Wizards 126-115 on...
Via CBS DC
3 days ago

WATCH: Scott Brooks gets standing ovation in return to OKC

Scott Brooks spent the first eight years of his head coaching career in Oklahoma City, and Thunder fans clearly haven’t forgotten about it. Brooks began coaching the team in 2008 when they were, well, terrible, but led them to an NBA Finals appearance and numerous playoff appearances. With the Wizards squaring off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, Brooks returned to Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards guard Bradley Beal fined $15,000 by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Sunday for grabbing at Orlando Magic swingman Evan Fournier's throat. Beal was assessed a technical foul with 7:40 left in the Wizards' 94-91 road victory Friday night.
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal chokes Evan Fournier and leaves handprint on throat, but refs rule double technical

Now I understand why John Wall doesn’t like Bradley Beal. During a little ruckus in Friday’s game between the Wizards and the Magic, Beal grabbed Orlando guard Evan Fournier by the throat. And if you think the headline is overblown, think again. Beal grabbed Fournier hard enough to leave a clear mark on his neck. Bradley Beal puts his hand around Evan Fournier's neck, gets...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five observations from the Wizards’ 94-91 win over the Orlando Magic

ORLANDO — On Friday night, the Washington Wizards exited the Amway Center with forward momentum. They not only picked up their first road win (. . . in their sixth attempt) but also now can boast of a winning streak: two in a row. This doesn’t mean the Wizards can stop mapping out a victory […]
Via Wizards Insider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bradley Beal leaves handprint after choking Evan Fournier

During the fourth quarter of Friday’s game between the Wizards and Magic, the two teams were involved in a skirmish that resulted in multiple technical fouls. After D.J. Augustin was called for a blocking foul against Bradley Beal, tempers flared between Washington and Orlando along the baseline. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Bismack Biyombo exchanged words. So did Beal and Evan Fournier...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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