Pistons win to clinch playoff berth

Apr 9, 2016

Pistons win to clinch playoff berth

Reggie Jackson and Aron Baynes pushed the Detroit Pistons into the playoffs. Jackson had 39 points and nine assists, Baynes hit eight fourth-quarter free throws and the Pistons clinched their first postseason spot in seven years with a 112-99 victory over the Washington Wizards ...

Warriors move step closer to record

Mar 30, 2016

Warriors move step closer to record

Steve Kerr and his do-everything superstar, Stephen Curry, expected Golden State to build on its championship run of last season. This record, though? No way. And 60 games over .500 at this stage? Yeah, right. Curry knocked down six more 3-pointers to increase his ...

LeBron sits out as sluggish Cavaliers fall against Wizards

Feb 29, 2016

LeBron sits out as sluggish Cavaliers fall against Wizards

That the Cleveland Cavaliers would drop a road game against a would-be playoff team while giving LeBron James a rare day off might not be all that surprising to most. Still, trailing by as many as 30 points on the way to a 113-99 ...

Wizards silence Davis, beat Pelicans

Feb 24, 2016

Wizards silence Davis, beat Pelicans

The Washington Wizards have played tough defense since the All-Star break. They answered another big challenge on Tuesday night. John Wall had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, helping the Wizards to a 109-89 win over Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. ...

Wizards use fast start to spoil Rambis' Knicks debut

Feb 10, 2016

Wizards use fast start to spoil Rambis' Knicks debut

The Washington Wizards put the New York Knicks in the same kind of hole under Kurt Rambis they kept falling into under Derek Fisher. John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and the Wizards beat New York 111-108 on ...

Curry drops 51 on Wizards

Feb 4, 2016

Curry drops 51 on Wizards

Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It worked out just fine. Curry was all systems go Wednesday night as he made 11 3-pointers and scored 51 points to ...

Wizards keep Magic under their spell

Jan 10, 2016

Wizards keep Magic under their spell

The Washington Wizards have dominated the Orlando Magic over the past three seasons, and All-Star guard John Wall is a big reason why. Wall scored 24 points, handed out 10 assists and controlled the tempo from start to finish as the Wizards beat the ...

Jun 28, 2015

Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

Paul Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Wizards and will become a free agent Wednesday. The veteran small forward signed a two-year deal with Washington last summer that included a reported $5.5 million player option for the ...

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

May 16, 2015

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

Atlanta advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the first time when an apparent tying basket at the buzzer was ruled out, giving the Hawks a 94-91 win at Washington on Friday and a 4-2 series victory. Washington’s Paul Pierce, who sank the ...

Horford puts Hawks on top

May 14, 2015

Horford puts Hawks on top

With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big. Al Horford wasn’t supposed to be the guy. He would not be denied. The Hawks center swooped in to snatch an offensive rebound and dropped in a shot ...

Beal steps up to help Wizards beat Hawks

May 4, 2015

Beal steps up to help Wizards beat Hawks

After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control. Just call them the road warriors. Beal shook off a sprained ankle to ...