John Wall

Wizards guard John Wall (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall, Wizards Beat Hawks 101-97

The Washington Wizards are inching closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 and can earn a postseason berth Sunday if the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks.


Drew Gooden of the Washington Wizards celebrates after the Wizards scored during the closing minutes of their 101-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Verizon Center on March 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wall, Gooden Rally Wizards Past Nets

John Wall scored 33 points, Drew Gooden got 11 of his 21 in the final quarter and the Washington Wizards overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 101-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.


MIAMI, FL - March 10: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks to shoot the ball against the Washington Wizards at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on March 10 2014. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2014 (Photo credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wade Carries Heat Late, Miami Tops Wizards 99-90

Dwyane Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James led all scorers with 23 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 on Monday night.


ohn Wall #2 passes the ball to teammate Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards as Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the fourth quarter at Verizon Center on February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Don’t Call Trevor Ariza ‘Switchblade’

Trevor Ariza does not like being called ‘Switchblade’ — a supposed nickname he’s listed as having on a basketball stats website — so you probably shouldn’t call him ‘Switchblade,’ particularly not in an interview with him.


Trevor Ariza shoots over Henry Sims of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn., on March 1, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ariza Scores 40, Wizards Win 6th Straight

The 76ers’ fans came to celebrate Allen Iverson’s No. 3. Trevor Ariza left them talkin’ about 40.


Trevor Booker #35 of the Washington Wizards takes a shot during a game against the Toronto Raptors on February 27, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (credit: Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Win 5 Straight in Triple OT Against Raptors

Trevor Ariza scored the go-ahead basket on a fast-break layup with 1:20 left in the third overtime and the Washington Wizards outlasted the Toronto Raptors 134-129 on Thursday night.


John Wall drives against Kyle O'Quinn of the Orlando Magic during the game at the Verizon Center on Feb. 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Survive Without Nene, Beat Magic Behind Wall’s 27

John Wall scored 27 points, and the must-make-playoffs Washington Wizards survived their first game after Nene’s latest injury, beating the road-hapless Orlando Magic 115-106 Tuesday night.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on February 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall, Beal Lead Wizards Past Cavaliers 96-83

John Wall scored 21 points, Bradley Beal had 17 and the Washington Wizards beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Sunday night.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards celebrates his dunk during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest 2014 as part of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Wizards’ John Wall: ‘Our Goal is to Get the Third Seed’

Wizards point guard John Wall says his team’s goal is to “get the third seed” in the playoffs before the end of the 2013-14 season. Not much separates them from that goal, or from falling to the eighth-seed, or out of playoff contention.


Bradley Beal has declared the Washington Wizards are a playoff team. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Confident For Playoff Push

‘We know we’re going to be a playoff team,’ Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declared.





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