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 ...

Wall helps Wizards to best start in 40 years

Nov 16, 2014

Wall helps Wizards to best start in 40 years

Washington Wizards reserve forward Kris Humphries said the team’s bench players have been beating up on the starters lately in practice. On Saturday, they helped beat another team. Humphries scored 16 of the second unit’s 48 points, John Wall had 15 points and 10 ...

Jul 26, 2014

Wizards' Wall joins U.S. team roster

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer’s World Cup of Basketball. The 19 players on the list will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament in Spain in late August. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake ...

Wizards outlast Bulls in overtime to take 2-0 lead in series

Apr 23, 2014

Wizards outlast Bulls in overtime to take 2-0 lead in series

This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wizards beat ...

Wizards stage late comeback

Apr 21, 2014

Wizards stage late comeback

Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this. Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to ...

LeBron sits as Heat lose, hand Pacers top seed

Apr 15, 2014

LeBron sits as Heat lose, hand Pacers top seed

LeBron James’ only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley’s interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn’t jibe with a 21-point loss — or throwing in a towel in the race for a No. 1 seed. James ...