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TIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road

The Washington Wizards are right at home on the road. Over the last two years, the Wizards have been the ultimate road warriors in the playoffs, winning eight of nine games away from D.C. and becoming the first team in NBA history to capture four straight Game 1s in the other team's arena. Their latest road victory gave the Wizards a surprising 1-0 lead over top-seeded Atlanta in...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards will go as far as Paul Pierce takes them

Just in case you tuned out of the NBA playoffs once green started to fade from the picture, consider this your warning to jump back in.  Former Celtics Captain and current Washington Wizard Paul Pierce is taking the NBA playoffs by storm.Clutch shots. Talking trash.Nothing Celtics fans aren't used to when it comes to our old friend Paul. Gimme a big moment, Gimmie Paul Pierce...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards deserve credit for win, but don't read too much into it

Not every outcome of a game has to have some everlasting, mythic, and truly meaningful story to come out of it. Sometimes it is what it is, and what that can be is what exactly it was — one result of one specific game. People are going to ask the question, though: What does Washington’s upset over Atlanta mean? Well, why does it have to mean anything? Can’t it just be a...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Show Resolve Through Injury Scares in Game 1

It is no longer wishful thinking, but an expectation that the Washington Wizards win Game 1 of their playoff series. After Sunday’s 104-98 win at the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards became the first team in NBA history to win Game 1 of four consecutive series all on the road. Being the lower seed means nothing to this core group led by the dynamic backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards win again! Go up 1-0 in series v. Hawks

The Washington Wizards have done it again. The team is now 5-0 in the playoffs after sweeping the Toronto Raptors in the first round and now opening their second round series against the Hawks with an impressive 104-98 come-from-behind win in Atlanta. The Hawks were 35-6 in Atlanta this season, but the Wizards were having none of it today. This is the first time in franchise history...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quick Takeaways from Wizards-Hawks Game 1: Toughness And Resilience, Otto-Matic, Too Much John Wall

Here are some quick takeaways from the Wizards’ Game 1 win over the Hawks in Atlanta earlier this afternoon: That toughness. After showing a style of play and shot selection we hadn’t seen all season during round one, the Wizards unveiled another new aspect of their team in game one of round two: Resilience. During […] The post Quick Takeaways from Wizards-Hawks Game 1: Toughness...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Steal Game 1 in Atlanta

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives past Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) in the second half of an NBA second-round basketball payoff series game, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Atlanta. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/John Bazemore) The Washington Wizards took down the Atlanta Hawks 104-98 to take Game 1 of the semifinal series to remain undefeated in the 2015 NBA Playoffs...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After up-and-down season, Marcin Gortat is dominating in the playoffs

He got a major raise, saw his very own action figure during a Washington Wizards promotional giveaway and got to play on Christmas Day. Those were some of the good things for Marcin Gortat this season.But as the Wizards trailed off after the All-Star break, so too did Gortat. His interactions with the media went from boisterous and friendly to quick and efficient, according to the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards move on to second round

For the second consecutive year, the Washington Wizards will be playing in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Last year it was an impressive 5-game series win against the Chicago Bulls, and this year it was a sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the first sweep in a best of 7 series in franchise history. The 125-94 victory over the Raptors marked the 4th time in NBA history that a series...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: ‘Paul Pierce is just going to be who Paul Pierce is’

Paul Pierce has some thoughts about Paul Pierce and he’s not afraid to refer to himself in the third person to explain just what Paul Pierce thinks about Paul Pierce. Got it? Pierce was a huge thorn in the side of the Toronto Raptors before, during and after the Washington Wizards dispatched the team from...Read More The post Paul Pierce on Paul Pierce: ‘Paul Pierce is just...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: The Washington Wizards’ Astonishing Act One

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Wizards opened the 2014-15 NBA regular season...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards prepared for second-round opponent, be it Hawks or Nets

The first round of the NBA playoffs was rather eye-opening for anyone who watched the Washington Wizards, and it suddenly seems as if Washington is the new team to fear in the Eastern Conference.That might be an overreaction based on a first-round opponent that seemed stronger on paper than it was on the floor, but Ben Mehic of Wiz of Awes lays out the case for the Wizards and argues...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are looking like title contenders

The regular season and the playoffs are simply not the same, and in the NBA the difference between the two may be more pronounced than in any major...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Defining Moments from Wizards – Raptors Game 4

Here’s what was going on in the world the last time the Wizards swept an opponent during a 7 game series: • For the first time in U.S. history, Americans were able to use fresh vegetables as currency to pay for gas. The pilot program would last for 16 weeks. • President Timothy Ogletree fell […] The post 5 Defining Moments from Wizards – Raptors Game 4 appeared first on Hoop District.
Via Hoop District
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards made Raptors look bad while remaking themselves

The Washington Wizards didn’t make an adjustment in the first round of the NBA playoffs; they created an entirely new identity. During the regular season, all four of their lineups that saw over 100 minutes featured two big men in the group of Nene Hilario, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, and Kevin Seraphin. Washington’s starting unit of Gortat, Hilario, Paul Pierce, Bradley...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Paul Pierce is enemy No. 1 right now among Toronto Raptors fans — and he’s loving every minute of it. A few hours after his Washington Wizards eviscerated the higher-seeded Raptors in a four-game sweep of their first-round playoff series, Pierce kept the punches coming on his Facebook page.     Paul! Don’t hurt ’em! Pierce scored a game-high 20 points to lead the...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweep the North! Wizards destroy the Raptors

Ran thru the 6 wit my woes pic.twitter.com/OpkgrAkFBk — HBW (@DwavY) April 27, 2015 The Washington Wizards got the first 7-game playoff series sweep in franchise history tonight, demolishing the visiting Toronto Raptors 125-94 in front of a delirious sellout crowd at the Phone Booth. It’s the first time in more than 30 years that the franchise has won a playoff series in back...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

For a team that won 49 games during the regular season, the Toronto Raptors were nowhere to be found during their humiliating four-game series against the Washington Wizards. Washington defeated Toronto by 31 points on Sunday evening, completing a ridiculous four-game sweep that saw John Wall and company outscore the over-matched Raptors by a total of 56 points. Washington moves...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries’ Tweet On Ex-Father-In-Law Bruce Jenner Goes All Wrong

Kris Humphries, by all accounts, was happy to escape the reality-TV limelight after his drawn-out divorce from Kim Kardashian was finalized two years ago. Humphries threw himself back into the fray Friday night with one tweet. After Bruce Jenner, Humphries’ former father-in-law, revealed to the world he’s a transgender woman, the former Boston Celtics...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Raptors, Game 3

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and April, we spend 41 of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have been blissfully granted season credentials […] The post Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Raptors, Game...
Via Hoop District
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries apologizes for Bruce Jenner tweet

A polarizing interview that ABC’s Diane Sawyer conducted with Bruce Jenner aired on Friday night, with the former Olympic star describing himself as a woman. Kris Humphries, who was Jenner’s stepson-in-law for a very brief period, sent a tweet during the interview that sure made it seem like he doesn’t approve. Man, I'm glad I...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Pelt zings Colin Cowherd with John Wall tweet

Colin Cowherd has spent the better part of five years – FIVE YEARS! – holding one 30 second dance over John Wall’s head like some kind of modern day scarlet letter.  Amazingly enough, he brought it up again today.  This guy just doesn’t quit. Not to start another ESPN-on-ESPN feud or get SVP suspended (he’s one of the good ones in Bristol), but we couldn’t help but...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Film Study: Wizards vs. Raptors

Saturday’s Game 1 between the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors was an old-fashioned, slow-paced, heavy-defensed playoff brawl. The Wizards won by the low, low score of 93–86, and that was after five minutes of overtime. Both teams shot under 40 percent from the field.  Something’s off about this being such a low-scoring game, though. While the Wizards were fifth...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Wittman has issues with his playboard vs Raptors (Video)

We're pretty sure that Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman knows how to use a playboard. That being said, it's hard to understand why Wittman seemed to have so much trouble with it during the final of minute of overtime during Saturday night's Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Toronto.The board itself is just a miniature version of a basketball court...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce attempts to clarify ‘it’ dig about Toronto Raptors

Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce attempted on Thursday to clarify some comments he made earlier this week about the Toronto Raptors that generally were perceived as a subtle dig at his team’s upcoming playoff opponent. “We haven’t done particularly well against Toronto, but I don’t feel they have the ‘It’ that makes you worried,” Pierce...Read More The post Paul...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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