December 20, 2014

Washington Wizards Game 23 Review: Wizards Rebound In Win Over Jazz

BEAL SCORES 22, WIZARDS OVERCOME FIRST HALF BLUNDERS

The Washington Wizards nearly fell victim to the underdog Utah Jazz on Sunday, but used a strong third-quarter surge to please the hometown crowd in the Verizon Center, winning their 12th home game, 93-84.

It was a tale of two halves for the Wizards. After a sluggish and sloppy first 24 minutes, they woke up after halftime and cleaned things up in the second half. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 22 Review: Wiz Play Team Basketball In Win

BEAL WITH 29, WIZARDS SET FRANCHISE RECORD FOR HOME START AT 11-2

Back in the friendly confines of the Verizon Center on Friday night, the Washington Wizards defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 104-96.

Right from the opening tip, the Wizards took control. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 21 Review: Beal Beats Buzzer, Magic

BEAL HITS BUZZER BEATER, WALL DROPS DOUBLE-DOUBLE

The Washington Wizards returned to the site of their first victory of the season and left with a similar result, defeating the Orlando Magic at the buzzer in Orlando, 91-89.

With 0.8 seconds left, it seemed as though the Wizards would be heading to overtime for the second straight game. That is, until head coach Randy Wittman drew up a buzzer-beating lob-pass in the huddle during a timeout.

As if it was drawn up in the dirt, Bradley Beal (9 points) rolled to the basket and looked back to Andre Miller for the pass. Miller placed the inbounds-lob-pass with precision accuracy and Beal laid it up and in before the backboard lit up in red. The Wizards stormed the floor in victory, their 15th of the season. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 14 Review: Wiz Fall in Rematch With Cavs

WALL HELD TO SIX POINTS, CAVS BLOW OUT WIZARDS

For the second time in six days, the Washington Wizards took the floor against the Cleveland Cavaliers, dropping the rematch Wednesday night in Cleveland, 113-87.

The second of four games that these two rivals will play this year was a mirror opposite of their first matchup in D.C. last Friday night, which the Wizards (9-5) won in an impressive fashion. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 9 Review: Beal Returns, Wiz Fall To Mavs

BEAL SCORES 21, WIZARDS LOSE TO MAVERICKS

The Washington Wizards suffered their first home-loss of the season to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, 105-102, but they did return one of their biggest stars in Bradley Beal.

With 4:52 left in the first quarter, Beal – who missed the Wizards’ first nine games with a wrist injury – entered the game for the first time since preseason. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 8 Review: Wiz Defeat Pistons With Late Drama

GORTAT, WALL RECORD DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN WIZARDS WIN

Behind a strong second half, the Washington Wizards took care of the Detroit Pistons at home, 107-103. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 7 Review: Wizards defeat Pacers for second time in four days

The Washington Wizards defeated the Indiana Pacers, 97-90, on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Wizards beat the Pacers for the second time in four days after winning in overtime in Washington on Wednesday night.

Behind Nene’s 15 first quarter points, the Wizards jumped out to a 32-14 lead at the intermission. The Pacers never led in this game. The biggest lead the Wizards had was 56-35 coming right after halftime on Nene’s last basket of the game.

Behind Solomon Hill’s 28 points. the Pacers chipped away at the lead in the third quarter. They closed to within 3 at 81-78 with 8:17 left in the fourth quarter. The Pacers ended the game missing 8 out of their last 10 shots, allowing the Wizards to pull away again.

John Wall led the Wizards with 18 points. Nene filled the stat sheet with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, one steal and one block. Kevin Seraphin scored 13 points off the bench in relief of Marcin Gortat, who had gotten into early foul trouble.

Washington Wizards Game 6 Review: Wizards Can’t Find Touch In Loss To Raptors

WIZARDS CAN’T BUY BUCKET, LOSE TO RAPTORS

The Washington Wizards took home their second loss of the season on Friday night, losing in Toronto to the Raptors, 103-84.

For Washinton, the story of the game was their inability to make a shot – of any kind. Finishing the game with a lousy 36-percent, they failed to generate any kind of steady offense. While the Raptors didn’t shoot spectacularly well, either, 43-precent, a big first half from Toronto simply proved to be too much for the Wizards to overcome. [Read more…]

Washington Wizards Game 4 Review: Pierce, Temple Lead Wiz Past Knicks

WALL STRUGGLES, PIERCE AND TEMPLE PICK UP SLACK

For the third consecutive game, the Washington Wizards (3-1) notched another victory as they defeated the New York Knicks inside Madison Square Garden, 98-83. [Read more…]

Washington Redskins Game 4 Review: Turnovers kill in blowout loss to Giants

The Washington Redskins were dominated in every phase of play on national television Thursday night, convincingly falling to the division-rival New York Giants 45-14.

Kirk Cousins, who looked so good last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, looked that bad against New York, completing 19 of 33 for 257 yards, a staggering four interceptions — including three in a span of five attempts — and a fumble. [Read more…]

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