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Wall has 'not lost a step,' says Wizards coach

May 03, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Five-time All-Star John Wall continues to recuperate from an injury that has sidelined him since December 2018

GETTING THERE. Expect John Wall to be the focal point of the Wizards’ offense again when he returns. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards lose Wall for year with ruptured left tendon

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Running 10th in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards try to advance to the playoffs minus five-time NBA All-Star guard John Wall

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. 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. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards' Wall to undergo season-ending bone spur surgery

Dec 30, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Coach Scott Brooks says it was a tough decision for Washington Wizards star John Wall, who averages 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per game

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. 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. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

John Wall stands tall as Wizards punch ticket to playoffs

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

John Wall records 15 points and 14 assists as the Washington Wizards advance to the playoffs for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons

COMEBACK. John Wall returns from injury with a bang and a double-double effort for the Washington Wizards. File photo

Wizards win first game without Wall

Jan 31, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Bradley Beal holds down Russell Westbrook to only 13 points

STEP UP. Bradley Beal scores 21 points and passes out 9 assists to step up for the absence of John Wall. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Bradley Beal's 51-point outburst send Wizards past Blazers

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Washington guard Beal says '(on Tuesday) I was just playing and having fun, ultimately, and I kind of knew at halftime that it was going to be a good one – but I didn't think I'd get 50 points'

Lonzo Ball gets last word on John Wall as Lakers beat Wizards

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Lonzo Ball scores 6 points, grabs 8 rebounds and dishes out 10 assists as the Lakers beat the Wizards

LEAPING THE WALL. Despite John Wall promising "no mercy" on the rookie, Lonzo Ball dished out 10 assists in the victory. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

John Wall inks 4-year, $170 million extension with Wizards

Jul 22, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Wall was one of 3 players last season to average 20 points and 10 assists

BIG BUCKS. John Wall won't be leaving the Washington Wizards any time soon. File photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

From criminal to centerpiece: The John Wall redemption story

May 13, 2017 - 5:51 PM

John Wall once said he d probably in the streets or in jail if not for basketball He s not only surviving he s lifting the Washington Wizards franchise

WIZARD TURNAROUND. John Wall was once known as Crazy J for his wild off-the-court lifestyle. He's since made the most of his new lease on life. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Bad Boys: why Celtics-Wizards is the next big East rivalry

May 07, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The intensity between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards harkens back to the gritty style of 90s basketball

BAD BLOOD. There has been no buddy ball between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards get back into Celtics series with Game 3 win

May 05, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The Wizards take off on a 22 0 run in the first quarter as they cut the series deficit to 2 1

WINNING WIZARDS. John Wall scores 24 points as the Wizards earn their first win in the series. Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Rockets take 2-0 playoff series leads

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The Wizards down the Atlanta Hawks as Bradley Beal scores 16 of his 31 in the fourth quarter while the Rockets close the show strong against the Thunder

ROCKET FUEL. James Harden and the Rockets erased a 15-point deficit to take a 2-0 series lead. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards top Hawks as John Wall scores 32 points

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:39 AM

Wall adds 14 assists while Bradley Beal scores 22 and Markieff Morris adds 21

OFF THE WALL. John Wall scores 15 of his 32 points in the third quarter to down the Hawks in Game 1. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Wizards' Wall blasts refs after loss to Jazz

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Wall was irked that the Wizards were sent to the free throw line just 16 times while the Jazz had 31 free throw attempts

OFF THE WALL. John Wall is unhappy about the officiating in the Wizards' loss to the Jazz. File Photo by Robb Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers, Raptors clinch playoff spots as Wall shines for Wizards

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Rudy Gobert laments the Jazz s selfishness in the loss to the Clippers saying some of us just think about scoring

OFF THE WALL. Washington Wizards point guard John Wall dropped 37 points on the Cavs to pull Washington closer in the increasingly competitive East. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Wizards still hot at home, down Grizzlies

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The Wizards win their 13th straight game in Washington

Bradley Beal drops 41 points on the Clippers

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The Wizards win as the Clippers struggle on the defensive end

THE BEAL DEAL. Bradley Beal turns in his second 40-point game of the season to lead the Wizards to victory. File photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Magic topple Wizards despite Wall's 52 points

Dec 07, 2016 - 2:47 PM

John Wall becomes the fourth NBA player to score 50 or more points in a single game this season but it isn t enough for the Wizards to overcome the Magic

SNAPPED. Elfrid Payton scores 22 of his career-high 25 points in the first half, as the Magic snap a 13-game skid against the Wizards in games in which John Wall played. File Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Steph Curry throws down fastbreak jam

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Stephen Curry leaves the weak stuff at home after being blocked earlier in the game by John Wall

DUB SMASH. Stephen Curry, seen here in a file photo, learned quickly how to avoid being a victim of a chase-down block. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Hawks, Grizzlies pull even in playoffs

May 06, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Atlanta and Memphis get even against Washington and Golden State in today s edition of the NBA wRap

EVEN. DeMarre Carroll (L) and Mike Conley (R) lead their teams to series-tying wins. Photo from the NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Wizards shock top-seed Hawks, Warriors romp Grizz

May 04, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Top seeds Atlanta and Golden State open their second round campaign differently as the Hawks fall to the Wizards while Warriors dominate the Grizzlies

SHOOT TO WIN. Bradley Beal (L) and Stephen Curry (R) shoot long bombs to help their teams get win number 1 in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Photos from the NBA's Facebook Page

NBA wRap: Wizards take down Raptors, Curry splashes in playoffs day 1

Apr 19, 2015 - 1:24 PM

Withstanding a hostile Toronto crowd Washington buckles down to take game 1 and Steph Curry outduels playoff first timer Anthony Davis

John Wall's Washington Wizards wins game 1 vs Kyle Lowry's Toronto Raptors (L), and Stephen Curry was his usual splashing self as the Warriors beat the Pelicans (R). Photos from the Official NBA Facebook page

Pacers beat Wizards in double-overtime to keep playoff hopes alive

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:41 PM

The Indiana Pacers moved one game closer to an NBA playoff berth with a dramatic double overtime triumph over the Washington Wizards

The Indiana Pacers have kept themselves afloat by beating the Wizards. File photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Wall scores 21 as Wizards beat Bulls in Windy City

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:52 PM

John Wall tallied 21 points and nine assists as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight game in the Windy City

OFF THE WALL. John Wall scored 21 and dished 9 assists to lead the Wizards past Chicago. Photo by Robb Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Curry closes gap on LeBron for All-Star vote lead

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Golden State Warriors Steph Curry is having an MVP caliber season and fans are noticing as he comes in as a close second to LeBron James in the NBABallot

Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry (C), seen here driving past 2 OKC Thunder defenders, is closing the gap vs LeBron James in the NBA All-Star voting. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA wRap: Wade, Heat win in LeBron's return to Miami

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There s no love lost between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the two hug it out before the Heat take down the Cavs

REUNION. Former teammates LeBron James (L) and Dwyane Wade (R) were all smiles at the sidelines as LeBron returned to Miami for the Heat vs Cavs Christmas showdown. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

NBA wRap: Cavs, Lakers lose again in day of blowouts

Nov 22, 2014 - 6:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers fall to playoff contender Washington Wizards while the Lakers struggled mightily against the Mavericks

STRUGGLING. LeBron James's (L) Cleveland Cavaliers and Kobe Bryant's (R) LA Lakers continue to struggle in the young NBA Season. LeBron photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP , Kobe photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Melo ruins LeBron's homecoming, Westbrook injury (NBA wRap)

Oct 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Scores and quick notes on what happened in the NBA today October 31 2014

Melo vs LeBron photo from NBA's Facebook page, Westbrook photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Team USA cuts Wall, Beal, Millsap ahead of FIBA World Cup

Aug 06, 2014 - 11:31 AM

John Wall Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap were the latest casualties of Team USA s cuts as it works towards its 12 man squad for the FIBA World Cup

BRICK IN THE WALL. Washington Wizards guard John Wall was one of three players cut from Team USA as the squad narrows down to 16 in the second to last round of cuts. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Why KD to D.C. in 2016 is more than just a pipe dream

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Will reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant like LeBron move to his hometown team the Washington Wizards come the 2016 NBA free agency?

Gortat drops 31 as Wizards blow out Pacers in Game 5

May 14, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Marcin Gortat tallied 31 points and 16 rebounds as the Washington Wizards staved off elimination with a 102 79 win over the Indiana Pacers in game five

WIZ KID. Marcin Gortat (R) of Washington throws down a dunk during game five against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Steve C. Mitchell/EPA

NBA: Wizards advance with win over Bulls

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The Bulls didn t go down without a fight But they couldn t get over the hump as the Wizards finished them off in the first round 4 1

WIZARDS GET THROUGH. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (R) tries to get a shot off over Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (L) en route to ousting the Bulls to advance to the next round. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Beal scores 26 as Wizards go up 2-0 over Bulls

Apr 23, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The Wizards are off to their best playoff start in 32 years after going up 2 0 against Chicago

MAGIC TIME. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal puts a shot up with Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer’s hand in his face. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA: Narrow defeat dims Knicks' playoff hopes

Apr 05, 2014 - 1:53 PM

The New York Knicks NBA playoff hopes took a knock on Friday as the Washington Wizards held on for a 90 89 triumph at Madison Square Garden

NAIL IN THE COFFIN? John Wall of the Washington Wizards celebrates a late bucket against the Knicks Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Holding Court: Trade deadline not so big a splash

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:23 PM

There were many deals that transpired at the NBA s trade deadline last week Columnist Bert A Ramirez analyzes which teams won out on each deal

SWAPPED. Danny Granger (left) and Evan Turner (right) were traded in the biggest move at last week's deadline. Photos from AFP

NBA trade deadline highlighted by Pacers dealing Granger for Turner

Feb 21, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The Indiana Pacer obtained swingman Evan Turner from Philadelphia in exchange for Danny Granger in the biggest deal Thursday at the league s trade deadline

PHILADELPHIA BOUND. Danny Granger (right) goes up for a basket against Celtic Paul Pierce. He’ll be switching out his Pacers jersey for a 76ers jersey. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Holding Court: All-Star Weekend becoming a drag?

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Veteran columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes this past NBA All Star weekend and why he thinks the tradition is on the decline

ALL STAR. Indiana Pacer Paul George drives to the hoop against James Harden. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

WATCH: Wall wins NBA Dunk Contest, Belinelli takes 3-point title

Feb 16, 2014 - 2:06 PM

John Wall of the Washington Wizards won the Slam Dunk Contest and Marco Belinelli of the San Antonio Spurs captured the 3 Point Shootout to headline Saturday s NBA All Star weekend skills events

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. John Wall of the Washington Wizards soars to the basket to dunk during the Slam Dunk Contest during the NBA All-Star Saturday Night festivities. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA: All-Stars George, Lillard, headline new-format dunk contest

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:54 PM

The NBA introduces a new format in the Slam Dunk contest as three All Stars take part in the Saturday night highlight

WHO WILL RISE? The Official poster of the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Competition. Image from the NBA's Facebook page

NBA: Spurs work overtime in win over Wizards

Feb 06, 2014 - 4:38 PM

It took two overtime periods to do it but the San Antonio Spurs extended their dominance of NBA rivals Washington on Wednesday with their 16th straight win over the Wizards

SPURRED TO VICTORY. Tim Duncan (pictured) and the San Antonio Spurs needed two extra periods to get it done but emerged with a victory over the Wizards. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Nowitzki, Bosh highlight All-Star reserve rosters

Jan 31, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat s Chris Bosh highlight the reserves as a number of familiar faces were added to the NBA all star game on Thursday

RESERVE LIST. Chris Bosh (left) and Dirk Nowitzki (right) highlight the NBA All-Star reserve squads. File photos from AFP

Making the list: Rappler's NBA East All-Star reserves

Jan 28, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo makes his pick for the seven NBA players who deserve to get the call as an Eastern Conference All Star reserve

OVERLOOKED. Washington Wizards point guard John Wall didn't get the votes to become an All-Star starter but may end up as a reserve. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

7 NBA stars we can't wait to return

Nov 16, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Rappler lists the players we are most looking forward to returning to the court after they were plagued by injuries