John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists and Nene had a career high 30 to carry the Washington Wizards to a 116-111 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night that broke the Lakers’ three-game winning streak.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has another stress injury in his right leg and will be sidelined for at least two weeks.
DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 17 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 96-88 on Friday night, overcoming John Wall’s season-high 37 points.
With rumors of dissent swirling, the Cleveland Cavaliers found a surefire remedy — a virtuoso performance by slumping All-Star Kyrie Irving.
In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving the Miami Dolphins, the Wizards and Capitals owner on Tuesday gave his thoughts on hazing in an interview with The Associated Press, specifying that it’s incumbent upon front offices to make players aware of “what’s expected of them and what’s unacceptable behavior.”
Hoyas men’s basketball coach John Thompson III, who told the Junkies he still talks to Otto Porter regularly, said the Wizards’ 3rd overall pick is going “stir-crazy” waiting for his hip flexor to heal, and it’s the team’s medical and training staffs keeping him from returning.
Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4½ minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets 112-108.
Thaddeus Young scored 29 points, rookie Michael Carter-Williams started cold and finished hot while John Wall did just the opposite in scoring 26 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers are a surprising 2-0 after pulling away in the fourth quarter Friday night for a 109-102 victory over the Washington Wizards.
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.
Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Trevor Ariza added 19 as the Washington Wizards erased a 16-point third-quarter deficit before pulling away for a 101-82 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.