Pacers dig deep to beat Wizards, stay in playoff race

Apr 15, 2015

Pacers dig deep to beat Wizards, stay in playoff race

C.J. Miles and George Hill helped Indiana survive Part I of its playoff push Tuesday night. Now comes the harder part — making the red-eye flight to Memphis and doing it all over again less than 24 hours later. At least the Pacers still ...

Wall drives Wizards past Blazers, to fourth straight victory

Mar 17, 2015

Wall drives Wizards past Blazers, to fourth straight victory

There was less than a minute left on the clock, the Washington Wizards appeared set to hold on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers after letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three, and yet there went John Wall, launching himself into the stands, tumbling ...

Fans give Garnett big welcome back

Feb 26, 2015

Fans give Garnett big welcome back

His first game in a Timberwolves uniform in nearly eight years was 30 minutes away, and Kevin Garnett was bouncing off the walls in the locker room he called home for 12 years. Minnesota owner Glen Taylor pulled him aside and tried to calm ...

Pistons drive past Wizards

Feb 23, 2015

Pistons drive past Wizards

Reggie Jackson really wanted to make a good impression in his Detroit Pistons debut. As it turned out, he wanted it way too much. Jackson turned himself into a nervous wreck and missed his first eight shots before recovering in the second half to ...

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Jan 25, 2015

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Each time that LaMarcus Aldridge went to the free-throw line late in the game against the Washington Wizards, the Trail Blazers’ forward was showered with a chant of “MVP, MVP,” from the hometown fans. Just two days before, Aldridge had announced he was going ...

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

Jan 12, 2015

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

The streaking Atlanta Hawks made it look easy against the Washington Wizards. “At this point, I don’t think we’ve played a better game,” guard Kyle Korver said. “We had that 6-minute stretch in the second quarter, but otherwise that’s about as good as we’ve ...

Wall gets win over Rose

Jan 10, 2015

Wall gets win over Rose

First, Chris Paul. Then Derrick Rose. John Wall has erased a pair of major o-fers against two of the top point guards in the NBA. Wall beat Rose head-to-head for the first time Friday night, getting 16 points and 12 assists in a 102-86 ...

Beal, Pierce drive Wizards in win over Rockets

Dec 30, 2014

Beal, Pierce drive Wizards in win over Rockets

With his team under constant assault down the stretch on Monday night, Bradley Beal did what needed to be done: He played with confidence. Beal scored a season-high 33 points, including six free throws in the final two minutes, and the Washington Wizards survived ...

Wall shines in duel with Paul

Dec 13, 2014

Wall shines in duel with Paul

Twice it happened. John Wall poked the ball away from Chris Paul, and the ball deflected off Paul’s leg and out of bounds. Such defensive moments from Wall were just as important as his spin-move, up-and-under layup or any of his many assists. And ...

LeBron shines as Cavs avenge earlier loss to Wizards

Nov 27, 2014

LeBron shines as Cavs avenge earlier loss to Wizards

LeBron James didn’t stop after making a turnover, hustling down the floor to make up for his miscue. Last week in Washington, he stayed behind and watched. Not this time. James got back on defense, and the Cavs got back at the Wizards. “We ...

Wizards shut down Cavs

Nov 22, 2014

Wizards shut down Cavs

LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers ...