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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.


Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards grabs the rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on April 8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bradley Beal Scores 21 Points, Wizards Beat 76ers

Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Washington Wizards shot 65.3 percent from the field in their 119-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 4, 2015 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bradley Beal, John Wall Lead Wizards Past Grizzlies, 92-83

The Washington Wizards considered their win over the Memphis Grizzlies – on the road – one of their best triumphs of the season.


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Ranking The Potential NBA 1st Round Match-Ups

Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.


LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20:  Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards on March 20, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Snap Wizards 5-Game Win Streak With 113-99 Victory

With the postseason on the horizon, the Los Angeles Clippers are fine-tuning a few things, with an emphasis on defense. The way they blanketed the Washington Wizards’ shooters down the stretch was a good example of how far they’ve come in that regard.


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Wizards’ Gortat Fined $5K for Flopping

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.


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Wall Scores 31, Wizards Rally Past Kings, 113-97

Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman felt a little guilty about his halftime approach Saturday night.


Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes for the lay up against the Washington Wizards during the game on March 7, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Middleton Scores 30 Points, Bucks Hold off Wizards 91-85

Khris Middleton wasn’t going to let Zaza Pachulia’s tough offensive rebound go to waste.


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Nationals Rally Late, Down Mets 5-4 in Scherzer’s Debut

Max Scherzer will take fun over flawless in his first start for the Washington Nationals.


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Wizards End Losing Streak With 99-95 Win Over Pistons

Given the way things have gone for the struggling Washington Wizards lately, it wasn’t shocking when they squandered a 21-point second-half lead.