hn Wall scored 24 points, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-102 on Wednesday night.
Extra pass, easy win. It’s a tried-and-true formula for the Miami Heat.
Greg Monroe had 24 points and 16 rebounds, and the new-look Detroit Pistons won their season opener in convincing fashion, beating the Washington Wizards 113-102 Wednesday night.
In their quest to return to playoff-caliber basketball for the first time in six years, the Wizards are hitching their hopes to John Wall, the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick who has yet to channel his immense talent into consistent NBA success.
A 19-point effort from Nene wasn’t enough for the Wizards to beat the Nets as Jason Kidd’s squad delivered him a 111-106 overtime victory in his coaching debut.
After an expected falloff by Boston and Atlanta, the Wizards are thinking playoffs for the first time since the Obamas moved in 10 blocks northwest of the Verizon Center.
Asked whether he feels any extra pressure to reach the postseason, Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman fiddled with his eyeglasses on the table in front of him and looked straight ahead.
John Wall has a new contract and big hopes down the road for a championship, something Washington hasn’t done since 1978.
Upon inking a contract extension for five years, $80 million, John Wall immediately turned around to start giving it away. Wall will donate $1 million to D.C.-area charities, because as he told Lavar & Dukes Thursday: “It’s not all about me.”
The Wizards have signed point guard John Wall to a 5-year, $80 million contract extension, a source tells 106.7 The Fan’s Sky Kerstein.