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Beal out for Wizards in NBA restart with shoulder injury

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:15 PM

The Wizards absorb another major blow as Bradley Beal, the league’s second-best scorer, sits out the rest of the season

TOUGH RESTART. The Wizards face a grueling climb minus Bradley Beal. Photo from NBA

Wizards 2020 playoff preview: Disney death sentence

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:21 PM

All season long, the Washington Wizards have been suffering a never-ending curse of injuries, resulting in inconsistent starting lineups

MAJOR LOAD. Bradley Beal again needs to carry the Wizards on his back. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Shut up and dribble? Wizards take stand after George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:51 PM

'We will no longer tolerate the assassination of people of color in the country,' Washington Wizards players say in a united statement

ADVOCACY. Wizards star Bradley Beal has been vocal on social media about the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

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

Raptors tie franchise points mark with rout of Wizards

Jan 18, 2020 - 12:53 PM

The Raptors cruise to their seventh straight win over the Wizards behind 7 players scoring in double figures

WINNING STREAK. Marc Gasol and the Raptors reassert their mastery over the Wizards. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Clarkson, Jazz stretch win streak by toppling Wizards

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:18 PM

Jordan Clarkson provides spark off the bench as the Jazz win 14 of their last 15 games

SPARKPLUG. Jordan Clarkson continues to thrive on an off-the-bench role for the Jazz. Photo from Instagram/@jordanclarksons

NBA fines Wizards' Isaiah Thomas for bumping referee

Jan 05, 2020 - 1:06 PM

While it can be argued that Isaiah Thomas just tried to steady himself against the referee, it made no difference in enforcing the rules designed to protect officials

UNFORTUNATE. The woes continue to pile up for Isaiah Thomas and the Wizards. Photo from Instagram/@isaiahthomas

Suspended Isaiah Thomas explains side on frosty fan incident

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas bares he confronted two Philadelphia 76ers fans for their obscene comments and gestures

SIDELINED. The Washington Wizards will be without Isaiah Thomas for two games. Photo from Instagram/@isaiahthomas

Wizards' Isaiah Thomas banned 2 games over fan incident

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Isaiah Thomas will serve his suspension when the Wizards visit New York and Detroit

BANNED. Isaiah Thomas is set to serve a two-game suspension over a confrontation with fans. Photo from Instagram (@isaiahthomas)

Harden explodes for 59 points as Rockets escape Wizards

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:03 PM

'I work hard every single day. I fall in love with it, mastering the game,' says Rockets star James Harden after unleashing 59 points

ESCAPE ACT. James Harden and the Rockets slip past the Wizards by a point. Photo from Houston Rockets

Wizards ink All-Star guard Beal to two-year extension

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Washington Wizards lock in Bradley Beal as the NBA All-Star guard enters the 'prime of his career'

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:20 PM

After playing just 12 games with the Nuggets last season, Isaiah Thomas still won't see action with his new team

 Isaiah Thomas  Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Hachimura: Japan's basketball star who once 'hid from the world'

Aug 26, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Rui Hachimura is raising the profile of biracial sportspeople in a homogenous country where mixed-race children still face prejudice

POSTER BOY. Rui Hachimura will lead Japan in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Embattled Isaiah Thomas signs 1-year minimum deal with Wizards

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Isaiah Thomas is aiming for a resurgence as the 'King of the Fourth' with the Washington Wizards

RISING AGAIN. Isaiah Thomas hopes the Washington Wizards will open the door for him to get back to his A-game. Photo from Isaiah Thomas' Instagram

Nuggets grind out victory over fading Wizards

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Playoff-bound Denver leans on a balanced charge as the Nuggets struggle to dispose of the Wizards

ON A ROLL. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets still hold 2nd behind the defending champion Warriors in the Western Conference. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Towns hurt as Timberwolves nip Wizards in OT

Mar 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns erupts for 40 points and 16 rebounds but hobbles out late in regulation

GRITTY. Minnesota loses Karl-Anthony Towns late in regulation, but the Timberwolves still pull through. Photo from NBA Twitter

Tobias Harris shines in Sixers debut vs Nuggets

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The new-look Sixers roll past a skidding Nuggets side that slips to second in the Western Conference

SOLID DEBUT. Tobias Harris delivers in key plays during his debut for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Antetokounmpo cuts loose as Bucks thump Wizards

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo drains 43 points as the Milwaukee Bucks roll to their 40th win

DOMINANT. Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers another MVP performance. Photo from NBA Twitter

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

Giannis, Bucks blow out Wizards

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:31 PM

MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo sets a Milwaukee franchise record for most free throws without a miss

BIG BUCKS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks  continue to enjoy the top view with a league-leading 38-13 record. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards, Blazers cruise to one-sided wins

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Beal-Green combo powers the Wizards against the reeling Pacers as Lillard fuels the Blazers

TEAM EFFORT. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards’ balanced attack. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Warriors switch gears to beat Wizards for 9th straight win

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The defending champion Warriors adjust nicely this time to finish with 70 points in the paint

STILL SIZZLING. Steph Curry shoots 12-of-16 from two-point range to finish with a game-high 38 points. Photo from NBA Twitter

Ibaka strikes as NBA-best Raptors outlast Wizards

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The Raptors bounce back from a cold second overtime period with Ibaka's dagger three

DAGGER. Serge Ibaka leads the Toronto Raptors to an NBA-best record of 33-12. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Wizards zap Thunder, spoil Westbrook's triple-double effort

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Bradley Beal and the Wizards put to waste Russell Westbrook's 12th triple-double of the season

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

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets nab 3-point record in rout of Washington

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The Houston Rockets get back to winning ways as they cruise to their 5th straight win

WAXING HOT. James Harden tallies 35 points off a 6-of-11 clip from beyond the arc. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Nuggets topple NBA-best Raptors, Wizards roll past Lakers

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:04 PM

John Wall drops 40 to power Washington over Los Angeles as LeBron James scores a season-low 13 points

SPOILER. John Wall and the Washington Wizards make easy work of the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Irving shines as Celtics trip Wizards to win 7th straight

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Boston star Kyrie Irving caps a 38-point outburst with a clutch triple as the Celtics outlast the Washington Wizards in overtime

Cavaliers, Wizards, Bucks swing multi-player trade

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova heads back to the Cleveland Cavaliers

WINNER. Matthew Dellavedova was a member of Cleveland’s 2016 NBA championship team. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Dwight Howard out 2-3 months after back surgery

Dec 01, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year had already missed 12 games this season

STRUGGLING. Dwight Howard has only played in 9 games for the Washington Wizards this season. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards silence Harden's 54-point outing in overtime thriller

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:04 PM

John Wall leads the Washington Wizards to a victory over the red-hot Houston Rockets

TOUGH DEFENSE. The Washington Wizards' defense plays a big factor to stopping an explosive James Harden (right). Photo from NBA Twitter.

Kawhi dominates as Raptors outgun Wizards

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Raptors roar to their fourth straight triumph for a 16-4 card – a franchise record for wins in the first 20 games

ON FIRE. Kawhi Leonard finishes just an assist-shy of a triple-double to power the Raptors. Photo from NBA

Steph Curry explodes for 51 points in Warriors romp of Wizards

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The two-time league MVP dazzles yet again and moves into 5th place on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers list

HOT CURRY. Steph Curry gets all heated up early. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards' Morris fined for tugging on Seth Curry's shorts

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Washington's Markieff Morris gets slapped with a $15,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct while at the bench

ALL GOOD. Washington forward Markieff Morris doesn’t mind the fine since the Wizards got the win. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Minus Kawhi, Lowry steps up to lead Raptors past Wizards

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard takes the night off but Kyle Lowry powers the Toronto Raptors past the Washington Wizards

HOT START. Kyle Lowry takes charge to help the Toronto Raptors stay perfect. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

NBA journeyman Howard set to join Wizards

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The 15-year veteran is set to move to Washington from the Brooklyn Nets, who acquired him just last month from the Charlotte Hornets

ON THE MOVE. Dwight Howard is headed to his 5th NBA team. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors rally past Wizards to advance to the NBA Eastern Conference semis

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:49 AM

(UPDATED) Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan lead the charge as the Raptors eliminate the Wizards at 4-2

CLOSE OUT. Ty Lawson of the Washington Wizards and Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors battle for the ball. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards spellbound by rampant Raptors

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:48 AM

DeRozan matches career-playoff high, tows Raptors to 2-0 lead

OWNED. Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors get to stop John Wall and the Washington Wizards anew in Game Two of the NBA Eastern Conference First Round. Photos by Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Raptors and Sixers pick up wins in the NBA playoffs opening day

24 POINTS. Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at ORACLE Arena on April 14, 2018 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

NBA bans Wizards guard Meeks 25 games for doping violation

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Jodie Meeks tests positive for banned substances ipamorelin and growth hormone releasing peptide-2

SIDELINED. Washington Wizards' Jodie Meeks will miss 25 games after testing positive for growth hormones in violation of the league's anti-drug policy. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers stun Wizards, Pacers pummel Warriors

Apr 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers claw their way back from down 17 points in head coach Tyronn Lue's return

ALL AROUND. LeBron James submits a near-triple-double in another win for the Cleveland Cavaliers. File photo by Elsa/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

Washington Wizards comeback cast spell on Boston Celtics

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Bradley Beal leads the way for the Wizards, scoring 34 points with 7 rebounds and 9 assists

ALL-AROUND. Bradley Beal finishes with a near-triple-double for the Washington Wizards. File photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook triple-double lifts Thunder over Spurs

Mar 11, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Russell Westbrook records his 19th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder jump to 5th place in the Western Conference

ALL OVER. Russell Westbrook records his 19th triple-double of the season. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

How DeMar DeRozan became an NBA champion without a ring

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:24 PM

A Tweet by DeRozan opens the door to more admissions that some NBA stars are going through depression

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Pacers leap past Wizards; Raptors sink Hornets

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:58 PM

The Indiana Pacers almost blow a 17-point lead but hold on to the victory that allowed them to jump over the Washington Wizards by a half-game in the NBA standings

YOUNG GUN. Victor Oladipo waxes hot for the Indiana Pacers with 33 points. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets down Clippers for 14th straight win

Mar 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The victory sends the Rockets to the top of the Western Conference, leading the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors

STREAKING. In this file photo, James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP