Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards looks on during the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center on May 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Hawks defeat the Wizards 94-91.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Wizards Season Ends in Game 6 Heartbreaker

The ball fell through the hoop and Verizon Center exploded. Paul Pierce had done it again.


Will Bynum

Wizards Guard Will Bynum’s Long Road Back to the NBA Pays Off

Will Bynum is a basketball vagabond.


Paul Pierce shoots for Wizards

Anatomy Of The Truth: Paul Pierce’s Game-Winning Shot Lifts Wizards

The big lead was gone and the crowd was stunned. A devastating loss loomed for the Wizards.


John Wall cares not for your No. 18 ranking, ESPN. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall Out for Game 3 vs. Hawks

Wizards point guard John Wall was ruled out for this evening’s Eastern Conference semifinal game against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards celebrates during the third quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA playoffs at Verizon Center on April 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 125-94. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for Sweep

When Paul Pierce headed to the sideline with the Wizards leading the Raptors by 23 points in the third quarter, making Game 4 — and the series — all but over, he saw a standing ovation and waved, requesting more noise.


Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards celebrates against the Toronto Raptors in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce, Wall Get Wiz Past Raptors 106-99 for 3-0 Series Lead

WASHINGTON — After hitting a 3-pointer to double the Washington Wizards’ lead with 16.3 seconds left, Paul Pierce turned to the stands with arms aloft, nodded and yelled, “That’s why I’m here!” Yes, the Wizards […]


Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket past Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors during game one of their NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 18, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (credit: Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce Leads Wizards Past Raptors in OT in Game 1

Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards goes for the lay up against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on April 12, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (credit: Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall’s 24 and 9 Lead Wizards Past 2nd-String Hawks 108-99

John Wall had no trouble finding his rhythm after resting for two games, producing 24 points and nine assists Sunday night to lead the Washington Wizards to their highest win total in more than 30 years by beating a second-string group of Atlanta Hawks 108-99.


Kris Humphries #43 of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on April 10, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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 2015 NBAE (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Fall to Nets 117-80

Friday night, Brooklyn took care of its end of the deal as Brook Lopez scored 26 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added a career-high 22 — hitting all six of his 3-point attempts — in a 117-80 blowout of the Washington Wizards.


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.