John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night.
Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for using profane language during a postgame news conference.
With no solid updates on the injury status of Wizards’ rookie Otto Porter, and the season set to tip off in a day, head coach Randy Wittman tells the Junkies he has no idea when the 3rd overall pick will return, further his comment by saying, “I don’t know who he is and have not had a chance to coach him yet.”
Wizards rookie Otto Porter has a right hip flexor injury.
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.
Porter has done nothing to make them regret choosing him with the third overall selection in the NBA draft two weeks ago.
By no means is it a tear, but considering they won just five games in the 33 they were without him this season, for the Wizards to go 8-7 since the return of John Wall says Washington is finally back on track. Head coach Randy Wittman joined the Junks Thursday breathing a sigh of relief.
Jordan Crawford scored 27 points and the worst-in-the-NBA Washington Wizards showed they can still win a game every once in a while, breaking an eight-game losing streak Friday night with a 105-97 victory over the Orlando Magic.
Tristan Thompson’s three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave the Cleveland Cavaliers their first two-game winning streak of the season as the Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 87-84 on Wednesday night.
Charlie Villanueva scored 19 points, Rodney Stuckey added 18 and the Detroit Pistons got their second win in as many nights over the Washington Wizards, 96-87 on Saturday night.