The Washington Wizards’ future revolves around John Wall and Bradley Beal. Now the team has to decide who else will tag along.
Wizards center Marcin Gortat heard the question and waited several seconds before speaking. He took a deep breath. Cleared his throat.
Big Roy Hibbert came up with a big answer for his critics and his teammates Wednesday night.
Bradley’s Beal’s magnificent performance in the Wizards 102-96 second-round Game 1 victory didn’t go unnoticed by opposition, with Pacers guard Paul George calling the 20-year-old a “superstar” who’s “on the rise.”
“We knew we were better than this team before we even played them,” Bradley Beal said of his Wizards heading into their series against the Bulls, he told The Junkies on Friday.
John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.
If empty seats are any indication, the Washington Wizards are just as big of a surprise in their own city as they are to the rest of the NBA.
Back in 2012, John Feinstein said the Wizards should trade John Wall for players and a lower pick in the draft and select Kendall Marshall over Bradley Beal. He revisits that moment.
Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Nene scored 17 points and Bradley Beal added 16 as the Washington Wizards overcame a sluggish offense and beat the Orlando Magic 96-86 Friday night.